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.
The Body Reader begins when Jude gets her chance to escape her captor. It was a lot easier than she anticipated with the city blackout. However, her nightmare is not yet over.
She soon realizes she's been gone for three years, and a lot has changed during that time.
And once she goes back to her job as a Homicide detective things get even worse for her. Her new partner, Uriah, doesn't believe she is in the right frame of mind to work, and when some incidents come up that involve her father and brother this just brings his point home.
However, Jude believes she knows who the killer is of all these young girls, and she's not going to stop till she finds out the truth no matter what the cost.
This book was a huge surprise. I've never read anything like this before. It had a lot of mystery, suspense, and dark gritty crime feel to it. But it also made you almost as confused as the heroine was half the time.
I was really able to feel how the heroine felt, and it put her capture and everything else into a new light being able to "see" it through her eyes.
This was a great new read, and I highly recommend it for those who love mystery, suspense, and the dark gritty crime dramas.