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Blood Torment Audiobook

Blood Torment: DI Gilchrist, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance or, worse, her murder.

The case becomes politically sensitive when Gilchrist learns that Andrea is the daughter of Dougal Davis, a former MSP who was forced to resign from Scottish Parliament after being accused of physically abusing his third wife. Now a powerful businessman, Davis demands Gilchrist's removal from the case when his investigation seems to be stalling. But then the case turns on its head when Gilchrist learns that a paedophile, recently released from prison, now lives in the same area as the missing child.

The paedophile is interrogated, but hours later his body is found floating in the harbour with evidence of blunt force trauma to the head, and Gilchrist launches a murder investigation. As pressure relentlessly mounts on Gilchrist, he begins to unravel a dark family secret, a secret he believes will solve the fate of the missing child.

©2016 Frank Muir (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/03/2016
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/03/2016 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @ShutterSpin.

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    "A Change of Tempo and Tone"

    Like many I’ve really enjoyed this series. The combination of action, fine characters, grisly yet multi-layered plots and excellent narration have been a powerful and winning combination. This time things have changed a little. Compared to The Meating Room and others that preceded it this is a much more considered and less frenetic episode. I still enjoyed it and the narration is, of course still excellent. The plot has the usual twists and turns and Gilchrist’s stress levels are indeed raised because of the case, his family and his relationship with Cooper. Gilchrist also has an interesting tussle with an old enemy within the force and Jessie continues to be a star in her own inimitable way.

    It is undoubtedly a change of pace though. Don’t get me wrong it’s a way off becoming Midsomer Murders and there are some tough subjects at the core of this. I do wonder though if Muir struggled a bit with the child theme and reigned in his usual exuberance a bit as a result. Everything naturally becomes more sensitive once young children are at the core of a plot.

    I’d still recommend this, I still enjoyed it but it is worth noting that it does run to a different tempo and tone in some ways to the other books. I think these things and the darkening relationship that Gilchrist has with Cooper mean that while still a worthy book it won’t go down as a favourite of mine in this series.

    I'll still be buying the next one though!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Caz 01/08/2016
    Caz 01/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great performance and lots of suspense"

    Being Scottish, it was nice to listen to a Scottish narrator & for the story to describe various locations in Scotland. I thought the story had lots of suspense and twists and turns & loved every bit of it. I will definitely be looking out for more books by the author & performances by the narrator, as his was great in this. I loved his ability to sound like an English or Scottish man or woman. I never guessed the outcome of the story, which I loved.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    The Dogs Mum Delightful Dorset 18/11/2016
    The Dogs Mum Delightful Dorset 18/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    I'm @TeaganTheDog's mum. We live in Dorset and walk a lot & like geocaching. I became addicted to Audible in September 2015.

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    "Took a while..."

    Took a while to get into this book - it was my first T F Muir and I wasn't sure whether I should have read the other 5 first, but once I got into it I was glued to my earphones listening at every opportunity.
    I shall be going back to start with Book 1.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    elisabeth 13/07/2016
    elisabeth 13/07/2016
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    "Consistent"

    T F Muir never fails to hold his readers/ listeners .Would recommend all his books

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    Paul D 02/03/2017
    Paul D 02/03/2017

    Living in rural tranquility in France. I read everything except readers' l o n g reviews of books.

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    "Cut above the genre crime drama"

    Very interesting and enjoyable book. Great narration with a fine Scottish voice. Twists and turns hold the interest to the end. An author to add to my list .

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    Steve 01/11/2016
    Steve 01/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Twists and turns"

    All over the shop. Great value for me at 1.99 enjoyed it but won't buy the series

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    Crafty jan 20/09/2016
    Crafty jan 20/09/2016 Member Since 2013

    Being able to lose myself in a good book has saved my sanity more times than I really want to recall . Books are my favourite friends .

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    "Good story line"

    loved it an exciting story line ,exvellent chatacters , will look for more books by this author

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    Judith 23/08/2016
    Judith 23/08/2016

    I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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    "Persevered"

    I tried to listen a couple of times but wasn't gripped. The story takes a long time to get going. I really only finished it because I was on a long car journey. The story in the end, is quite complex, it has all the right ingredients for a good detective story. It just doesn't quite deliver. This was my second TF Muir boom and my opinion hang changed. Just not for me.

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    CeJ 19/08/2016
    CeJ 19/08/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Change from the previous books"

    Fantastic read although less tense than the previous books in the series, note the title change of direction. A good mixture of intrigue and the mind of a criminal.

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    Barbara 15/08/2016
    Barbara 15/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Blood Torment by T. f. Muir"

    I really liked this story the characters good and the reading made even more enjoyable I recommend this story it was interesting that there was two stories with main character life it made it bind together and more real as well it drew more into the story and made it more real

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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