Top positive review
Terrifying, gruesome and true!
Reviewed in Australia on 31 May 2018
This book is gruesome, mind bogglingly horrific and absolutely true! That is what I had to keep reminding myself. This is a personal account of Judy Melinek's two years working as a forensic pathologist with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.
I have found out information about decomposing bodies, burns and dismemberment that I did not know were possible. And given that Judy's time there encompassed September 11, 2001 and the scale that OCME had to deal with in deaths is almost beyond comprehension.
As terrible as some of the accounts were, it was also a fitting tribute to the unsung heroes who give their time to answer questions for those who are still living and need resolution, justice or just consolation.
If however, you find something like Agatha Christie or Midsummer Murders confronting and grisly then you may wish to steer clear.