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Unnatural causes / Dr Richard Shepherd
Publication year: 2019
Shelf mark: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2019
Parent publication: Shepherd
ISBN: 1405923539 9781405923538
Published outside the British Isles
Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind bars, exonerated the innocent, and turned open and shut cases on their heads. Shepherd's obsession with revealing the secrets of the dead is personal. At medical school, while performing his first autopsy, he held the heart of the patient in his hand and thought of his late mother, taken too early by heart disease. He became driven by the challenge of finding the truth, of seeing justice, and by compassion: sometimes for the dead, but always for those they have left behind.
Engrossing, fascinating and honest, you feel as if you were physically with him through these expierences! Not gruesome as one would expect, but insightful and in an unexpected way makes you feel more at peace with mortality.