This book is about death, but in it I will take readers on a journey through life . . .
What can death teach us about life?
Conducting many thousands of post-mortems has given Dr Richard Shepherd the opportunity to examine death at every stage of life.
Each autopsy is its own unique investigation, providing evidence of how, through life, the risks to us ebb and flow.
From old to young, from murder to misadventure, and from illness to accidental death, each body has taught him something: about human development, about mortality, about its owner’s life story, about justice and even about himself.
From the bestselling author of Unnatural Causes comes a powerful, moving, endlessly fascinating and above all reassuring book about death as it touches our own lives – how to understand it, how best to postpone it, and, when our time comes (as it must come), how to embrace it, as the last great adventure on our journey through life.