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Life Sentence by A.K. Turner – Blog Tour

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Life Sentence by A.K. Turner

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Zaffre
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Mortuary technician Cassie Raven believes the last thoughts of the dead linger like static in the air…
Cassie has always had a strange affinity with death, ever since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was four. At least that’s what she grew up believing…
But that was a lie. Cassie’s father is alive. He was convicted of murdering her mother and spent years behind bars. Now he’s out – and he’s looking for her.
He swears he didn’t do it. And Cassie wants to believe him.
To find the truth, she must turn detective. As she seeks answers, help is to be found in inexplicable places – for the dead are ready to talk.

My Thoughts

It’s never easy when you discover that you’ve been lied to all your life and that the people around you have kept secrets from you. Of course how you take the news will change you forever, but if you are in forensic sciences like Cassie Raven, you can have some of the answers you need to satisfy your curiosity and close the door of doubts. So, are you ready to help Cassie to discover the truth?
I have to say that this has been an interesting read, Cassie is a brave and intelligent woman, with a deep connection with the people she works with, the dead. But this will be her first case that it will be personal, because after discovering that her mother was killed and her father was in prison for the murder, she can’t stop asking questions; why, whom, where…
I think in a book, it doesn’t matter if there’s a mystery or not, the most important thing is the character that drives the story; if you connect with them, like their acts and if you believe what they are doing. In this case, Cassie is a character you trust and like; she is special, but who is not? I think this story, apart from the mystery, is a way to show the world that it doesn’t matter if you don’t always fit or if you really don’t want to fit, it’s important that you are true to yourself and believe in what you are doing.
This is a book I would recommend to any mystery lover, you’ll love it, slow paced and engaging, impossible to put down!
Ready to discover the “Life Sentence”?

About The Author

A K Turner likes to create memorable characters, throw them into unusual settings, and add a hefty dose of murder and a twisty-turny plot. Her latest book, Body Language, introduces a new kind of forensic heroine – a crime-solving Goth-girl mortuary technician who talks to the dead, a character first launched in two crime shorts aired on BBC Radio 4. A K’s previous series, written under the pen name Anya Lipska, starred a London-based Polish fixer who’s happy to crack heads to solve crimes – which saw her being selected for Val McDermid’s prestigious New Blood Panel at Harrogate Crime Festival in 2012.
A K (aka Ali) lives in East London where she is writing more mortuary-set mysteries. Her day job is producing TV documentaries on true crime and science topics. And just for light relief she is training to be a City of London guide…


One thought on “Life Sentence by A.K. Turner – Blog Tour

  1. Great review! I’m a big fan of mysteries but, because of that, some of the books start to get repetitive. Adding little things (like the paranormal aspect here) really make a difference.
    I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one, thanks!


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