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The Last Witness Audiobook

The Last Witness: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A number one Scottish crime best seller from Denzil Meyrick; James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe.

Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down.

Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie's conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie's way....

©2015 Denzil Meyrick (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    JPH Hertfordshire 22/03/2017
    JPH Hertfordshire 22/03/2017 Member Since 2013

    Cat Loving avid reader.

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    "Another DCI Daley Gem, with a cliffhanger!"

    A brilliant second book in the DCI Daley series. Each of the characters are developing & you get to know more about them & care about what may happen to them. There's also a background mystery going on concerning superintendent Donald & I hope he gets found out. One of my favourite characters so far is Hamish the fey villager. This book ended on a sort of a cliffhanger & I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Thoroughly recommended.

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    Flint 18/02/2017
    Flint 18/02/2017
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    "A good read"

    I enjoyed this book but it was not quite as good as the first book in the series. It was very well read but the plot was predictable and in some ways disappointing. I disliked the heavy hint at the end of the book about the direction of the next book.

    I didn't like having the first chapter of the next book tagged on to the end of this book. It put me off wanting to buy it and I decided to take a break from this series of books. The narrator was excellent, a joy to listen to.

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    FrannyC Oxford, UK 09/02/2017
    FrannyC Oxford, UK 09/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "An excellent sequel"

    Just as good as the first, this book kept my interest right to the end. The characters have been developed further and the storyline had pace and intrigue.

    Praise must be made to the outstanding narration which lifts the story to another level. I look forward to book 3.

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    Mrs L Lloyd 01/12/2016
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    "a really gripping story. realistic content. great"

    great tale gritty gripping full of suspense and realistic . great narration can't wait to get the next book in the series

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    Seashell Devon 07/11/2016
    Seashell Devon 07/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Best narrator ever! Exciting story."

    The story is great and really funny in places.
    Great characters and the narrator is amazing - he has a wide range of accents to deal with, but is mesmerising to listen to.
    Listened to Whiskey In Small Glasses first. Both as good as each other.

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    Sandra 09/05/2017
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    "good story - but"

    good story and well read so an interesting listen. however the stories in this series are, I think, overloaded with unecessary swearing. this does not shock but just annoys and adds nothing to the story.

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    helencathcart 31/03/2017
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    "top rate crime drama series."

    I have listened to this book and it's prequel in a week and am keen to get started on the third book in the series. My audible collection is littered with downloaded stories that failed to live up to expectations and were ditched after a few 'pages'. This series is a breath of fresh, crisp Scottish air and I have enjoyed the twists, gritty storyline and tasty language. Highly recommended, but not for the feint hearted.

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    charlotte London 27/02/2017
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    "Another great story with loads of surprises"
    Would you listen to The Last Witness again? Why?

    It's a multi faceted story which keeps the listener guessing to the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    D.C.I. Daley as flawed lead character. Looking forward to learn more of his life in the next story.


    Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    David Monteath is a master of bringing several characters to alive and giving them all individual voices and genuine accents. This nuanced delivery is pure joy tolisten to.


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

    Yes, but 10 hours are best listened to in two chunks.


    Any additional comments?

    Great entertainment from the coast of Scotland.

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    Sandra 19/01/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    What can I say brilliant on all counts! Great performance,great story, just a great story can't wait to listen to next in series.

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    Sue 24/12/2016
    Sue 24/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "difficult to put down"

    a plot which challenges the reader with subtleties and sleuth like reasoning. Next book please.

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