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Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5 | [Susan Hill]

Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5

Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up an exhausting and difficult case for SIFT - Special Incident Flying Taskforce - and is on a sabbatical on a Scottish island when he is recalled to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have vanished and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?
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Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up an exhausting and difficult case for SIFT - Special Incident Flying Taskforce - and is on a sabbatical on a Scottish island when he is recalled to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have vanished and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter? But then one of the Cathedral wives goes missing, followed by another young married woman.

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    Glynis haverhill, United Kingdom 27/04/2011
    Glynis haverhill, United Kingdom 27/04/2011
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    "excellent - nothing else to say really!"

    over last few months ive listened to ALL the susan hill books in the 'serrailler' series. there are 5 books currently (hope more will be written) crime is my first choice to listen to & these books fit the bill exactly. all i ask is a good story, well written & well narrated which all these books are. really like steven paceys narration - he is excellent. also grown to actually like several of the characters in the stories. can only heartingly recommend listening to all 5 books. you really wont be dissapointed

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lily the Pink Norfolk, UK 07/12/2011
    Lily the Pink Norfolk, UK 07/12/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "just bliss"

    I can't rate the combination of Susan Hil and Stephen Pacey highly enough. Her writing is so natural, and the characterisation and dialogue are more important to me than the plots (of which there are always several on the go). His narration is perfect. Each member of the cast has such a distinctive voice that even when a scene opens with dialogue I always know who is speaking.
    I have really got to know the characters well over the five books, and Susan Hill is not afraid to kill key members off, in a way which is very lifelike.
    I'm just sad that I've reached the end of the audiobooks, though I think she has written at least one more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 30/11/2011
    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 30/11/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story"

    I've enjoyed a number of Susan Hill's books featuring her interesting and sensitive detective Simon Serrailler. I thought this was the best so far. The main characters are believable and make an impression on ones mind. The book is not only a pacy detective story but also fleshes out the personal and working relationships of Serrailer which adds an extra dimension of enjoyment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K. Gibson Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom 10/06/2011
    K. Gibson Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom 10/06/2011 Member Since 2014

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    "enjoyed every word"

    I am a great fan of all of Susan Hills work. This one was excellent. the characters are well written and you care what happens to them. You feel truly sorry when one of the main characters disappears and is a victim to the strangler. I did guess who the strangler was just over half way along, but even so it was v enjoyable to see the plot develop.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Justine Ferrari 30/12/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Never any background to the murderer!"

    I really enjoy the intricate and well written characters of the Serrailler books BUT in everyone, there is no attempt at giving a background or motive for the murderer. The denouement for each book is almost an after thought and the reader is left with no understanding of a major part of the story.
    The police work is not just secondary but almost incidental and Serrailler as a legendary detective is farcical.
    That said, the world of Lafferton is addictive. I just wish the plots could be so much better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    chris r s uk 11/03/2011
    chris r s uk 11/03/2011 Member Since 2007
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    "As good as ever"

    I always enjoy The Simon Serrailler series as they paint a picture of the community. My only slight quibble was the choice of murderer - I did not think we were given quite enough clues to make it a convinving selection.

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    Sue 16/07/2015
    Sue 16/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Best yet - second listen round."

    Steven Pacey makes these books real. Obviously big up to the author but I've heard many a good book ruined by a poof narrator.
    Each character (aged 4-80) is distinguishable and believable.
    So much satisfaction in following the Serraliea family.
    This series is a joy. A benchmark for crime novels.

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    Graeme from Preston 15/07/2015 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellently narrated"

    As usual the crime tends to form an incidental backdrop to the human dramas being played out in Lafferton. Having said this the murder of prostitutes does play more of a role in the dramas than the earlier books in the series. Guessing the murderer was rather easy though.

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    Pamela 14/05/2015
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    "THE WORLD OF SUSAN HILL ....."

    ... is so hard to leave. One becomes totally involved with her people, aside from the amazing plots. The only down side is that the characters are always sitting down to friendly coffees, glasses of wine and delicious home-made meals which encourages frequent forays to the kitchen on the part of the listener. I really couldn't do without Susan Hill, or Steven Pacey, they are a perfect match.

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    WO Lebus London 08/05/2015
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    "A great one to listen to."

    Just enjoy the storylines that keep coming. Most of all I think Steve Pacey is a brilliant narrator. Every character has a voice. On to the next one.

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