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Amelia

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  • "Supernatural element makes the story"

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    I bought this having bought the first in the series and really enjoyed the story and especially the supernatural elements. It kind of reminds me of Stuart MacBrides Logan McRae although not as vivid. I enjoy the character of Tony and supporting characters. The next book has not been released yet and there are some loose ends not tied up so hopefully they will be cleared I will definitely be getting the next book and would really recommend the series.
    I felt the narrator was very clear and did not distract from the story.

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    The Book of Souls: An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 2

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    • By James Oswald
    • Narrated By Ian Hanmore
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    Every year for 10 years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christmastime: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancée. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree. Twelve years later, and a fellow prisoner has murdered the Christmas Killer. But with the festive season comes a body; naked, washed, her throat cut. Is this a copycat killer? Was the wrong man behind bars all this time? Or is there a more sinister explanation?

    Amelia says: "Supernatural element makes the story"
  • "McDermid hidden depths"

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    I really enjoyed this story and it was fantastically read by Joe Dunlop. The fact that the story spanned so many years and the raw grief of the family's loss of such a young life held my interest from the start. I had a genuine interest in the characters and how their lives went especially as a result of that night. The story flowed well and interest was maintained and the conclusion was worth the wait in my opinion. I will always pick up a novel by Ms McDermid as a safe bet for a good read with many twists and skips along the way.

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    The Distant Echo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
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    It's four in the morning, at the end of a cold December, and snow is smothering St Andrews. Student Alex Gilbey and his three best friends are staggering home from a party when they stumble upon the dying body of a young woman. Rosie Duff has been raped, stabbed and left for dead. And the only suspects are four young men stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later, Fife police mount a cold case review of the murder.

    Amelia says: "McDermid hidden depths"
  • "Numero Uno Harry Hole"

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    This is first in the Harry Hole series of books However due to translation to English I have read more recent versions before. It is refreshing to get back to basics with Harry thought and I really enjoyed it. Harry is Harry wherever he turns up and it is nice to see where he started.
    Books are stand alone wonderful in my opinion. I could compare Jo Nesbo to other authors like Camilla Lackberg, Henning Mankell who are similiarly set and use really clear imagery to describe the characters and scenes in my opinion.
    I have listened to many books with Sean Barrett as the reader and he is excellent in every way in my opinion bringing the story to life and really giving it meaning.
    I felt an emotional attachment to the book as I do with all Harry stories and was interested in the characters and how they developed.
    Really enjoyed the story and of course being with Harry again. Would highly recommend

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    The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Richard says: "A great introduction to Harry Hole."
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