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Unnatural Causes, by Richard Shepherd

9 reviews

weatherleyk's review against another edition

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emotional informative sad fast-paced

4.5

Interesting and intriguing book. Learnt lots and enjoyed the stories. Some sad parts and very well known cases which really fascinated me 

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emily_p1's review

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dark informative mysterious medium-paced

3.75


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lhaigh's review against another edition

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dark informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0


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jen_abrahall's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective medium-paced

5.0

I absolutely loved this book, despite the ‘big book fear’ i absolutely loved this one. i perhaps have an unhealthy interest in true crime but this left me satisfied that i’d understood the complexities of the cases from a pathological perspective. Admittedly a little graphic at times but i fear without this the enormity of Dr Shepard’s work and career would be lost on the reader. thoroughly interesting and enjoyable.

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ymer's review

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective slow-paced

4.25


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aliceloyallaleon's review against another edition

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dark emotional informative inspiring sad medium-paced

4.5


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asourceoffiction's review

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dark emotional funny informative reflective medium-paced

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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heini's review against another edition

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dark informative inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

4.0


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sophieduncan's review

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dark emotional informative slow-paced

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