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The Detective's Secret Audiobook

The Detective's Secret

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Publisher's Summary

October 1987: As a hurricane sweeps through Britain, a man's body slowly rots, locked inside an old water tower in west London. He carries no identification and fits no missing person's description. His corpse is never claimed.

October 2013: The month of the great storm of St Jude. A man dies beneath a late-night Piccadilly line train. His brother insists he was murdered, but Jack, a train driver, is sure it was suicide.

©2015 Lesley Thomson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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    Lulu Herts, United Kingdom 22/08/2015
    Lulu Herts, United Kingdom 22/08/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, excellent narration"

    It may seem confusing in the first few chapters but bear with it as all will become clear! Loved the characters, quirky Jack and down to earth Stella and the plot was clever and well thought out leaving the reader guessing to the end. This is the first book I have read by Lesley Thomson and I'm looking forward to more. Anna Bentinck's narration is excellent as always!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    VAL 24/07/2015
    VAL 24/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Characters and Story"
    Would you listen to The Detective's Secret again? Why?

    Yes, in a year or so. Loved the original plot and characters.


    What other book might you compare The Detective's Secret to, and why?

    Unlike any other crime book. Mixing traditional themes and modern relationships.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Every scene, not a word has been wasted.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    a mohammadi nasr 07/04/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Very English ! Usual taste nothing exciting !"

    Despite fantastic performance, didn't enjoy that much. It's my taste though, don't like tragedy-crime mixture.

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    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 12/09/2015
    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 12/09/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "confusing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A lot less detail in the children's story


    What could Lesley Thomson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written a lot less about the children


    Which character – as performed by Anna Bentinck – was your favourite?

    None


    Was The Detective's Secret worth the listening time?

    I am only half-way through the book and already am finding Simon's story extremely tedious. Hope the reason for such a lot of detail about the children's gang will become clear at the end.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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