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Life Sentence – A.K. Turner

My thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Life Sentence by A.K Turner. Published by Zaffre Books.

Mortuary technician Cassie Raven believes the last thoughts of the dead linger like static in the air…


Cassie has always had a strange affinity with death, ever since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was four. At least that’s what she grew up believing…


But that was a lie. Cassie’s father is alive. He was convicted of murdering her mother and spent years behind bars. Now he’s out – and he’s looking for her.


He swears he didn’t do it. And Cassie wants to believe him.


To find the truth, she must turn detective. As she seeks answers, help is to be found in inexplicable places – for the dead are ready to talk.

Our Author – A.K. Turner

A.K. Turner’s first foray into crime fiction was a detective thriller trilogy, written under the pen name Anya Lipska, following the adventures of Janusz Kiszka, a fixer to London’s Polish community. All three books won critical acclaim and were twice optioned as a possible TV series. In her other life as a TV producer and writer, A.K. makes documentaries and drama-docs on subjects as diverse as the Mutiny on the Bounty, the sex lives of Neanderthals, and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens.

My Review – Life Sentence

I loved Body Language so when I had the chance to rave about Life Sentence too I jumped at the chance.

Cassie Raven isn’t everyone cup of tea, with her shaved hair and piercings, she’s isn’t what society deems acceptable, and that’s the way she likes it. Despite this Cassie has a respectful attitude to the people in her care, even if they are no longer living. She has a connection to the dead, they speak to her and this often reveals the secrets that her job requires. As a Mortuary Technician she needs to help answer many questions that their loved ones want answers to.

But in Life Sentence. She finds herself trying to solve her own mothers death and at the same time, show her fathers innocence. Having been brought up by her Grandma believing her parents were dead, finding that he was jailed for her Mothers death and spent 17 years behind bars forces her to use all her resources.

This series are well worth getting to know, Cassie Raven’s life is full of trauma and situations she needs to understand. But the story is made by her and she drives the book and it’s characters.

Don’t stop there A.K. Turner, we want more.

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