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Unnatural Causes, by Richard Shepherd

11 reviews

rhosynmd's review

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4.25


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emily_p1's review

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dark informative mysterious medium-paced

3.75


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dark informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0


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mskipsey's review

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4.0


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dark emotional informative inspiring sad medium-paced

4.5


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mithilareads's review

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5.0

Read this book if you're looking for an insider's account of the stressful life of a forensic pathologist, a description of the daily highs and lows and the extraordinary ups and downs. It's THE book to read if you're a true crime fan.

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4.5


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asourceoffiction's review

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4.5

This was absolutely fascinating. From the high profile cases to those that were completely unknown, Shepherd manages to find the perfect balance between clinical language and narrative prose, from initial examination through to court and conviction in some cases. He writes really well; the post-mortems are scientific enough to keep from being hard to stomach, but not so detached that you can't also feel empathy for the victims, their families and those involved in the deaths.

Some of the bureaucracy becomes so frustrating, and the toll it takes on Shepherd's personal life is awful. But he writes with such brilliant clarity and it's one of those rare non-fictions that reads enough like a novel I couldn't put it down.

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4.0


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hereshereads's review

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