George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk... As the forces of law and order and London's underworld converge in a huge manhunt, Kate fears she'll lose everything she's ever cared about... to the ladykiller.
©1993 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital
A story about a very nasty serial killer calls for deep and dark narrative. The lack of atmosphere is enhanced by the narrator who reads as though this is a children's bedtime tale. The detective's unlikely relationship with a stereotypical gangster is given equal weight to the main plot - how she managed to reach Chief Inspector is the mystery to me! I managed to listen to the end and was gratified to find an unusual twist or two. Overall, a good plot poorly executed.
No, there is more sub plots than plot, and the side stories swamp the main story
I would have liked to explore the murderer a bit more, and I was definitely uninterested in the detectives love life
The opening scene was quite dark
Wouldn't be interested in any film or programme myself
We have a psychopathetic murderer on the loose, terrorising a small town, yet the book is all about the detectives relationship with a East End gangster and their sexual exploits
Gruesome . I didn't really enjoy this
Well it disturbed me
I didn't listen to end
Yes I would, because it brings you face to face with some horrible realities of mental illness, even though the book is a fiction
George, because he was the sick one. Terrifyingly wonderful.
George. She seemed to really get into his head. His accent and manner were brutally visceral.
I would listen to it again because the stroy was gripping throughout
the plot of how the crimes where carried out
tones of voices and different styles
No it is a book you like to listen to a bit each day
It's absolutely great ... it does catches your attention straight from the beginning and it keeps it all along! ... also really liked the way it was told, voice, tone, stress, great .... really enjoyed it .... hope to find another like that
Another crime book that I really enjoyed straight from the begining and throughout was a Twisted Wing
not yet, so really enjoyed it!
This was my first book purchased from audible and I was so pleased with it. The story is about the 'Grantly Ripper' and has many depths to it. Martina Cole has a brilliant understanding of human nature and as she delves into the past of the murderer she even has you feeling almost sorry for him as you realize what has led him to become the monster he is. The story revolves around several characters and how this one evil man causes their lives to intertwine. Also the narrator is perfect for this story and really makes it come alive.
I was trying to listen to this book at all times of the day,it really was a very hard hitting story,made so much better by listening rather than reading.
Markam's Mother !!
I find Annie fine in her narration
Some of the scenarios gave me the shivers but that's how the storyline takes you
This book came highly recommended to me and i was really shocked by how poor it was . The plot was boring and predictable full of steriotypes and cliches . , about as gripping as a poor tv drama which it probably will be one day .Having run massage parlours for years i was disgusted by the predudice and lack of research . Prostitutes are not ' toms' who carry knives and scrap with each other and punters are not perverts . My best friends are all ''toms' and they are all really nice girls . miss Cole should be ashamed of herself .
Wow! Interesting read. Enjoyable long listen that took me down surprising roads, some I am still travelling down in contemplation. Not much about the investegation, instead you are "in the head" of the criminal and detective and what drives of them.
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