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Darkness and Light Audiobook

Darkness and Light

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Detective Inspector Frank Elder's first case was unsolved. A dead woman, lying on a bed, immaculately dressed. The murderer was never found: free to kill again. Eight years later, Elder's estranged wife contacts him in his Cornish hideaway. Her friend's sister Claire has mysteriously disappeared. Elder reluctantly agrees to help. Then Claire is found dead, arranged with meticulous detail on her bed, and it doesn't take long for Elder to make the connection. It's obviously the work of the same unbalanced individual. And to find the killer, Elder must shine a light into the darkest recesses of human behaviour.

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©2006 John Harvey; (P) 2007 by W F Howes Ltd.

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    Rosalind Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom 11/03/2009
    Rosalind Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom 11/03/2009 Member Since 2009
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    "Mediocre plot read badly"

    The stars I have given are for the author - but I am only half way through so far. Mediocre slow moving plot, made so much harder by the narrator. He is ok until he gets to dialogue, but then it is painful to listen. All the characters speak in fast clipped sentences (the female characters the most), all with the same strange emphasis, which just makes the characters all seem identically uptight, nervy and difficult to like. I think the book would be readable, but not great, but this narrater makes listening an ordeal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Glynne Hinckley, Leics, United Kingdom 05/07/2010
    Glynne Hinckley, Leics, United Kingdom 05/07/2010 Member Since 2009
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    "Gripping from start to finish"

    Although I thought I had worked out who the baddies were early on there were enough twists and turns to keep me riveted and needing to know the whole story. The whole concept is darkly believable. Loved every minute of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Carole Cable
    13/03/08
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    "Literate, expertly plotted"

    This is my first John Harvey novel. I hope Audible adds more of his novels from the Elder series.

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this - well crafted, intelligent, intriguing.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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