It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. But next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. Approached by a frightened woman, they start to investigate her stalker. But soon their enquiries turn in a far more sinister direction.
©2012 Barbara Nadel (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc / WF Howes
"A compelling new series." (Sunday Telegraph)
"A gutsy tale well-grounded in local colour." (The Times)
Absolutely. Anyone who has enjoyed Barbara Nadel' s other books is likely to enjoy this. Featuring two new detectives, and set in London in the recent past ( the lead up to the Olympics), this gentle thriller is nonetheless quite gripping and is an intriguing start to what I hope will be a great new series.
There were many, the mysteries around visiting the new church building; moving objects; mysterious actions etc. but the climax was particularly gripping.
Paul Thornley is a very good narrator who brings the plots to life in an interesting and gripping way, allowing the listener to build clear mind pictures.
A Private Business can never truly be private ... someone, somewhere knows your secret; but who? How will it be used?
The plot was muddled and many storylines seemed inconsequential and did not tie up at the end of the book. Cannot think many people would enjoy it.
Someone whe can give better voices to the different characters.
I was not really interested in listening to the book, but did as I had paid for it.
I have always enjoyed a good political thriller or detective novel, now in my fifties, I find that I have even less time to spend reading.
I kept trying with this book but could just get into it. I don't know if it was the cockney geezer accent, or the God complex, but it didn't work for me. Disappointed
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