The Body Reader

  • by Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.
After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice - and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues' doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn't trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he'd rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.

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Customer Reviews

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Well, that was weird!

The Body Reader is a very, very dark story. Audible classifies it as a police procedural, and in a way it is. It also has strong elements of a psychological thriller. It is...interesting if not especially enjoyable. The novel certainly kept me interested until the end. Emily Sutton-Smith does a nice job of narrating a difficult story.
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- Wayne

What a Great Book!!!

Where does The Body Reader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The top 10. I knew right away that I was going to like this book. It had a way of drawing me in.


What other book might you compare The Body Reader to and why?

I don't know, to be honest, I hate this question!!!


Which scene was your favorite?

The first time she confronts her ### Spoiler Alert


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think about all of the people out there who have never been found...


Any additional comments?

I am usually a fan of sick, twisted, horror thrillers. This is not that kind of book. While it is a psychological thriller, it does not scare you. It is an excellent study of what can happen when someone has been abducted for 3 years, and how they come to terms with it. There are excellent side characters, especially her partner in crime. Enjoyed this book from beginning to end!

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio