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The Distant Echo Audiobook

The Distant Echo

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Publisher's Summary

On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood.

Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie's unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....

©2003 Val McDermid (P)2004 Recorded Books Inc

What the Critics Say

"A classic.... McDermid pulls out all the stops. Impeccable." (Guardian)

"A few more sly, old-fashioned whodunits like this and she'll join the sturdy ranks of the queens of crime, on course to become Dame Val or Baroness McDermid." (Sunday Times)

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    Maryb 21/08/2016
    Maryb 21/08/2016

    I have always been an avid reader but now it's mostly audio books. Very relaxing.

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    "Val McDermid never fails."

    Great writing with a very surprising ending. Audio was very good - nice voice - but some of the accents were a bit odd! Overall very enjoyable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Christie UK 28/07/2016
    S. Christie UK 28/07/2016 Member Since 2012

    Mum of three. Lover of mysteries and thrillers, shoes, genealogy and walking.

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    "Wonderful novel which is so well narrated"

    Loved this novel, like most I have read by this very talented author. This one was superbly narrated by Tom Cotcher. I loved the fact that the book, set in Fife where I grew up, was narrated by a Scot. Seemed to make the story all the more believable for me. Loved at the suspense and mystery that this novel creates and, surprisingly, I didn't see the final twist coming which improved this novels enjoyment for me. I have downloaded many of Val McDermid's novels, and almost all I have very much enjoyed. A recommended read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer West Midlands, England 10/12/2016
    Amazon Customer West Midlands, England 10/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic story - narrator could be better!"

    The story was nothing less than I've come to expect from Val McDermid - fantastic.
    Unfortunately the narrator ruined it in parts for me. He would slip into a Scottish accent when speaking for someone American and sometimes not switch from one characters voice to another when he should have - making it slightly confusing to keep up. There were a couple of times where I had to re-listen to bits to work out exactly who was speaking.

    I wouldn't let that put me off listening to one of Val McDermid's books read by him again but I feel it needs to be pointed out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ellie Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 19/10/2016
    Ellie Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 19/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A solid listen."

    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator has a lovely tone and it works well with the story. Lots of twists to keep you interested.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbie 11/01/2017
    Bobbie 11/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Listen"

    The story great narration very good . This has been the first book that I have listened to of Val McDermid and couldn't put it down , looking forward to the next one

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    OZNZRAFT 02/01/2017
    OZNZRAFT 02/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Unbelievable"

    Vintage VM,but there is a big hole in the conclusion, read and you decide,worthwhile
    Gripping till the last

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    JOANNE ROBINSON 23/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow start"

    Great book. Thought the beginning was a bit strange with only 4 characters but second half if book was fabulous and kept me gripped.

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    Karen 19/12/2016
    Karen 19/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good reading"

    Found this book easy to listen to. Story line quite basic and not to taxing.

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    Amazon Customer 27/01/2016
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    "Entertaining Story
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    Good book with engaging characters. Plenty of twists in the plot. Found some of the narration a bit banal and exaggerated for some of the characters. On the whole enjoyable. Not my favourite narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ms AshBowen 24/02/2017
    ms AshBowen 24/02/2017
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    "brilliant"

    At first thought it was going to be slow pace . plenty of twist to keep u listening.

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