Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer


Earlier this year, I had my first experience with reading, well actually listening to, one of Belinda Bauer's novels titled, Exit. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel quite a bit and found it well narrated too. 

Because I enjoyed Exit so much, I decided to try another one of Ms. Bauer's novels. This time, I listened to the unabridged audio version of Rubbernecker. Again, I wasn't disappointed with Belinda Bauer's writing! Her novels are unique in terms of perspective, their storyline, and characters. 

In Rubbernecker, the main character, Patrick Fort, has Asperger's Syndrome. We learn a lot about how Patrick views and deals with the world around him through the specific filter/perspective of Asperger's Syndrome, which makes for interesting reading. I actually liked reading a novel where a main character has Asperger's Syndrome. Patrick has his quirks, but he is able to function in the world around him in his own unique way... All the while, attending classes and eventually solving a murder!

Listening time for Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer is 8 hours, 8 minutes. This novel is well narrated by Andrew Wincott.

Below is the plot summary for Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer from the Goodreads website:

The dead can't speak to us, Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understands when he tries to tell them.

Life is already strange enough for Patrick - being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's before he is faced with solving a possible murder, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place. Now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery. But as Patrick learns one truth from a dead man, he discovers there have been many other lies closer to home.

I am giving Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer a rating of 3 stars out of 5 star.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. The plot certainly sounds interesting. I'm wondering about that title...

    1. Yes, interesting plot indeed! I'm not 100% sure about the title, but have a good idea.