Friday, January 21, 2022

Friday Memes: The Body Reader by Anne Frasier

 Happy Friday everybody!

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One day she stopped screaming.

It was the same day she quit thinking about the world beyond the windowless cell. That world no longer existed. Not for her.
Friday 56:
"Jude. My God, it's good to see you back," Grant Vang said. "I tried to call you. I left messages."

"I got them." She didn't explain that she'd been avoiding him since his hospital visit.
I am spotlighting The Body Reader by Anne Frasier. This is a recent addition to my Kindle and audiobook collection. Here is the description from Amazon:
A Thriller Award winner, Best Paperback Original Novel.

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.


  1. This sounds very tense. Right now not for me, but sounds a page turner definitely.

  2. I can see why Detective Jude Fontaine is intent on getting justice with all she's been through. This sounds like an intense read. I love that cover. Have a great weekend!

  3. Wow, sounds intense! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Great snippets, though you really captured my attention with the beginning! Happy weekend!

  5. I really like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds dark and intense. What an opening line!


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