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  • "Absolutely gripping"

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    Another gripping listen from Michael Robotham that had me listening compulsively over a couple of days. The plot moves along at a good pace with some fantastic twists and turns. Sean Barrett's narration is as mesmerising as ever, his dark menacing tone suits this novel perfectly.

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    Watching You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

    Kirstine says: "First class thriller"
  • "Excellent Scandinavian crime"

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    I was getting a little fed up of Scandinavian fiction - love Mankell but not sure about Nesbo- so it took me a while to get round to listening to this. I am so pleased I finally listened! It is a superb crime novel, as good as anything Henning Mankell has ever written. It moves along at a really good pace and keeps you guessing most of the way through. The police procedural aspect of it is one of the best I have read for a long time and I love the relationship between the detective Carl and his assistant - the enigmatic Assad. Steven Pacey is one of my favourite narrators - he narrates Susan Hill's Serailler series brilliantly- and he does not disappoint here. I also really liked the use of UK regional accents. I have now downloaded book 2 in the series and cannot wait for the release of the third book in July.

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    Mercy: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Mercy, Scandinavia's new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

    GORDON says: "excellent thriller"
  • "An outstanding debut"

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    What an amazing, unexpected listen. This is an original, gripping and compelling book that kept me guessing throughout. If like me you are a fan of Lottie Moggach or SJ Watson I would highly recommend this outstanding debut novel which is beautifully narrated by Clare Corbett.

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    The Second Life of Amy Archer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By R. S. Pateman
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Ten years ago she disappeared without a trace...now she's back. On 31st December 1999, ten-year-old Amy Archer went missing from her local playground. Her body was never found and the lives of her parents, Beth and Brian, were torn apart. On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance, Beth is alone, still struggling with the enormity of her grief and the horror of not knowing the fate of her only child. But the fear and confusion have only just begun, and Beth's world is turned upside down when a stranger knocks on her door, claiming to know what happened to Amy.

    Saffy says: "An outstanding debut"
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