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The Chemistry of Death (David Hunter, Bk 1)
The Chemistry of Death - David Hunter, Bk 1
Author: Simon Beckett
Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensics, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign f...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385340045
ISBN-10: 0385340044
Publication Date: 9/26/2006
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
I was fortunate to be chosen to read this prior to its release and I really loved it. I raved about it to everyone I knew, telling them they had to run out and buy it as soon as it was available! I can't wait for his next book. It'll be one that I run out to buy as soon as it is released.
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Remember way-back when Patricia Cornwell wrote great thrillers that were chock-full of forensic detail? Beckett is better.

FYI: book does contain some rather unpleasant violence towards women.
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This was an excellent read! It's full of forensic detail, and very atmospheric. There's just enough introspection to flesh out the main character, without getting too bogged down or giving away all of his secrets, and it's rare to find even a minor character who doesn't have some complexity. As far as finding whodunnit, the reader is kept guessing right to the end.
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The Chemistry of Death is by the up-and-coming British author, Simon Beckett. It's a forensic mystery/thriller akin to Kathy Reichs' "Bones." It has well-developed, believable characters and great plot twists that you don't see coming. Don't miss this one! (Can't wait to read the sequel, "Written in Bone.")
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This book will grab you from the first page and won't let you go until you are finished. If you expect light bedtime reading to make you drowsy, this is not for you. Outstanding! And I can't wait to read the next one.
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