A marriage is what you make it, isn't it? It's what you put into it. It's not just about love; it's about understanding another person's point of view. Sometimes there are things you find out about yourself and each other, which means the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved - but all pretty normal. Normal, that is, until there's a murder.
DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of the South London murder squad's most difficult and distressing cases yet - where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances.
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Got my first book by Clare Donohoe on Daily Deal and loved it. Now I have them all downloaded. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I have only one slight complaint, after listening to three books I still don't like the voice of DI Lockyer. While Imogene Church seems very capable of using male voices, the one she has chosen for this male detective is irritating in the extreme. I think he's supposed to sound sexy to match the detectives good looks, but he just sounds dull and stupid. There is just no real inflection or texture to the voice. I have heard Ms. Church use much better male voices and I just can't fathom why she has picked this voice for a main character. then again, perhaps it's just me.
Wife, mother, reader. Preferred genres include psychological fact and fiction, comedy and (auto)biography.
Divorced forty-something dentist Richard Taylor is found dead by his two children, Harvey and Olive in his plush Gipsy Hill flat. What has happened to this once perfect professional family to make this atrocity happen? It's up to DS Jane Bennett of the Lewisham and South-east London murder squad to unravel all of the lies.
This is the third DI Mike Lockyer and DS Jane Bennett novel and it's my opinion that they're getting better. The personalities of both detectives are now incredibly well developed and inherently believable. DS Bennett's struggle with bringing up her young autistic son is a fantastic element, as is her guilt as a busy working mother.
The narrator, Imogen Church, gave a fantastic performance in my opinion. Highly recommended!
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Quite enjoyed this as an easy listen. Good plot and storyline that keeps you quessing to the end. Not too enthralled by the reading. It is difficult to pull off using dramatic voices voices and unless it is done very well it is distracting and at times annoying. Afraid that this lady reader just cannot do male voices and the men sound like Fred Flintstone with a sore throat - perhaps not the best likeness but I'm sure that you get the message.
Jane Bennet...she is the real main character in the book.
She is a brilliant audio book reader, she brought the book to life and gave the characters very recognisable voices. I thought she was the best thing about the book.
I thought this was a solid thriller. It's not going to win any literary awards but it was an enjoyable listen. I thought the shining light was the narrator, who is brilliant. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes thrillers but it's not the best of the three books in the series.
Again I loved this book just as I did the previous two. Good strong story entwined with the background relationships that continue. Imogen Church's narration is superb.
I don't feel that this lived up to the previous books in this series. The outcome was pretty easy to guess and the characters were rather shallow in comparison to previous books.
But probably the most irritating thing about the audio book is the narrator's limited repertoire of male voices. They all sound so monosyllabic and many are difficult to tell apart. This contrasts hugely with her female voices which are significantly more varied.
I will think again before listening to the next book in the series.
I wasn't sure if I would like this book but I was very pleasantly surprised. It was easy to listen to and I was quickly caught up in the story.
It was a difficult book for a female narrator because there are so many male characters, but she did very well. It was a bit difficult to distinguish which character was speaking, but it didn't really detract from the story.
I will look out for more by this author.
"A chic flick"
This one is interesting to wade through. The story line develops slowly, allowing for all kind of local color description. It slows down too much in places. At one point I had time to ponder why a Brit would make a cuppa with BOILING water then hand it to a nice man recovering from stroke. Characters chat at length about their part in suspicious death. It is fun to be a fly on the wall at each interview.
The characters have development well in this series and plot is good, bit of a weird end to this one, but keeps u guessing. Good performance, plays each character well.
"Good solid police procedural"
Great plot and good ending. I recommend this series. This entry can stand alone but reading the books in order is highly recommended
"Trust No One"
In the top 10.
The twist at the end.
I enjoyed them all.
Trust No One.
This is third book that I've read by Clare Donoghue. I enjoy the intrigue in her stories very much. I, also, enjoy the narrator and I am very selective about both the author and the story teller. Imogen Church does a great job of impersonating the different characters in the story.
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