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Cold Sacrifice Audiobook

Cold Sacrifice: DI Ian Peterson, Book 1

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When three dead bodies are discovered in quick succession on his home patch in Kent, DI Ian Peterson becomes too embroiled in a complex murder investigation to worry about his forthcoming promotion or the state of his marriage. The first victim is a middle class housewife, stabbed to death in a park. Her husband is in the clear until the prostitute who provided him with an alibi is murdered. While the police are busy gathering evidence, a second prostitute is killed. Ian and a young female constable, Polly, struggle to make sense of the case and find the elusive killer, before he strikes again. But by the time Ian realises the truth, it may be too late to save Polly.

Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent and now works as a secondary school teacher, specialising in supporting pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. Her first novel, Cut Short (2009) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award for Best First Novel. Road Closed (2010) was listed as a Top Read on Eurocrime and, with Dead End (2011), series protagonist Geraldine Steel became the #1 best-selling female sleuth on Amazon Kindle.

©2013 Leigh Russell (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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    sharon Falmouth, United Kingdom 02/10/2013
    sharon Falmouth, United Kingdom 02/10/2013 Member Since 2017

    I listen to my books while working, and I work alot!, love Detective, Dystopian, Science fiction, Fantasy, U/F, PNR and Steam Punk.

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    "Police procedural..."

    Let me first say narration by Lucy Price-Lewis was very good

    DI Ian Peterson a likable character is very dedicated and engaging, his new wife, high maintenance, flighty and insecure. I liked the ebb and flow of their relationship, curious enough to see how that works out.
    The murder of a middle aged women, makes the husband a prime suspect, but you know from the onset there is more to the story and who the murderer and antagonists actually are. I like a bit more suspense and enjoy working who out the murderer is myself, you don't get that here.
    It's a police procedural in the strictest sense and very realistic, nothing new and very understated and although I did not love it, I still had to listen to the end to see how things ended up.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Howrah, Australia 24/02/2014
    Christopher Howrah, Australia 24/02/2014 Member Since 2012

    If my comments on some books appear lofty, that is not intentional. When working, I had to reach the highest standards. I was told I had.

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    "Listen at your peril?"
    Would you try another book written by Leigh Russell or narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis?

    Narrator not too bad; storyline appalling - NO


    What was most disappointing about Leigh Russell’s story?

    No idea of police procedure and Petersen is a Detective Sergeant, not an Inspector


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Lucy Price-Lewis?

    No one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    All three


    Any additional comments?

    I usually read/listen to books that I intend to comment about in order to be fair to all. In this case, I gave up after a while. There were too many glaring problems with the plot especially with police procedure, a rather childish dialogue between some of the characters and a rather obvious perpetrator of the crime, while religious maniacs move on and that was the only realistic note. The tension between Detective Sgt. Peterson, not Inspector as advertised, and his grizzling wife had some claim to authenticity and mirrors experiences with which I am familiar. Of the many new writers of British crime, this is by far the most disappointing which is why I'm electing to return it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mick Tyrrell Kent 08/06/2015
    Mick Tyrrell Kent 08/06/2015
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    "love it. Great story"

    easy reading, hard to put down.
    like a tv series wanting to know more. looking forward to the next one

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    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 05/07/2014
    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 05/07/2014 Member Since 2017
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different reader


    What will your next listen be?

    The Lewis Man


    What didn’t you like about Lucy Price-Lewis’s performance?

    I am afraid that her reading of it grated to me-sorry


    Any additional comments?

    One of the least enjoyable books I am afraid

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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