Everyone hates Fiona Methodist. Her war veteran father shot a young couple in broad daylight before killing himself. The engaged pair witnessed a robbery and were due to give evidence, but with all three dead, no one knows the true motive. For Fiona, it's destroyed her life. It's not just those who whisper behind her back or the friends who pretend she doesn't exist; it's the landlords who spot her name and say no, the job agencies who can't find her work. But Fiona knows her dad didn't do it. He couldn't have, he's her father and he wouldn't do that...would he? Private Investigator Andrew Hunter takes pity on the girl and, even with stolen Bengal cats to find, plus an ex-wife who's not quite so ex, he can't escape the creeping feeling that Fiona might be right after all.
©2016 Pan Macmillan (P)2016 Kerry Wilkinson
"Although a light read, the subject matter was very sad at times and I found myself choking back tears, but in a good way! It was so authentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional - no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed - like real life. I thought the twist was genius!" (Meredith Schorr, Best-Selling Author)
Loved it from start to finish.
Andrew Hunter as he is the main charachter and he holds everything together.
Nigel always makes the characters and story come to life. So when you listen you feel like you are there with the characters living the story.
"Brilliant second book!!"
Having really enjoyed book 1, I was eager to dive back into this series.While book 1 was good, this was so much better. We get to see a bit more of Andrews background and we learn a few things about Jenny, though she still has a lot more to tell, I'm sure!!
In this one, a tearful girl asks Andrew to help her find the truth about the day her dad died. Fiona's life has been hell since the day her father was accused of murdering 2 young people and then killing himself. She knows he is innocent but can she prove it? Despite the girl not being able to pay Andrew, he takes the job anyway. Along with Jenny, they are brought on one heck of a ride to find the truth!!
This edition of the series we see a little more of who Andrew was and how he came to be a private eye. His story was quite surprising and I loved seeing it unfold!! He definitely finds himself in some sticky situations here, one with his ex wife and her dad and another with the investigation. He has to faces some hard truths about himself and his partner Jenny, whom we get to know a little better here! I really need to know why she is the way she is, so I hope the author will explain in the next book!!
In all, a brilliant second book and one that upped the game for this series. It was fast paced, intense and gripping and I can't wait to see what is next for the dynamic duo!!
Again, Nigel Patterson, was amazing. He just knows how to tell a good story and how to make the reader become invested in the book. He is fast becoming a favourite narrator of mine.
*I received a free copy of this from the narrator. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
A fast paced book, with some twist in the plot This dark story has characters that are believable and I especially liked Jenny, Andrew's assistant with a slightly shady past. With the batty Aunt Gem in the background providing some humour, this is a well written story.
"Not a fan"
It took me a long time to complete this book not sure why. But I had to keep going back and listen to parts again. I never did totally get the story. Never could figure out what was hidden. I have listened to other reads by Nigel Patterson an found them to be great, but something about this one just didn't click with me
I received this free for an honest review.
"Really enjoyed this book"
This is the second in this series and was even better than the first. Great story with lots of twists and turns. Great returning characters that we learn more about especially the backstory of the main character Andrew . The narrator was perfect very easy on the ear. Can't wait for the next installment.
"I loved it"
I really enjoyed the characters in the story and as always I loved the narration. I can't wait to find out more about Jenny.
"Great 2nd Book in this Series"
Pretty High in this genre. I am normally a sci-fi and post apocalyptic fiction fan but I really enjoyed this work.
Andrew, he seems to be a little bit of a goof but is a good man to have one you side when you need him
The conversation between Andrew and Jenny about why he took the case of the Bengal cats, why people why spend that much on pets to begin with. It just struck me funny and is still my favorite. Its one of those things people who are not cat people will never understand.
The right man for the right job
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