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Too Good to Be True Audiobook

Too Good to Be True

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Too Good to Be True is a gripping audiobook from Ann Cleeves, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the best-selling Shetland series.

When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen.

But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof.

Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez this suggests not suicide...but murder.

©2016 Ann Cleaves (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    John Doe Somerset, UK 22/11/2016
    John Doe Somerset, UK 22/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    ""Shetland" thriller."

    I enjoyed this book and I think fans of the Shetland series will do as well. It's well narrated by Kenny Blyth whose Scottish accent adds authority to the tale. My main criticism of this book is that it was a little too short and did not allow the characters to develop as I would have liked them to.

    That said the author has produced another absorbing investigation for Jimmy Perez and fans will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DartmoorDiva Dartmoor 13/11/2016
    DartmoorDiva Dartmoor 13/11/2016

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    "Unimaginative"

    I have enjoyed most of Ann Cleeves' novels, and have noticed the way her writing and plotting has evolved over the years. Sadly, this effort is something of a regression. The plot was predictable And the behaviour of some of the main characters was quite unbelievable. This was nothing like the quality of her recent Shetland or Vera works. Disappointing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    fotini 03/02/2017
    fotini 03/02/2017 Member Since 2013

    I am an elderly widow, and I so enjoy Audible as I can relax and listen to all the lovely books I would otherwise find difficulty in reading

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    "Disappointing"

    I usually enjoy Ann Cleeves books, especially the ones featuring Jimmy Perez, but this one was just such an unbelievable story. It was full of coincidences and the final denouement was, for me., just too contrived. Perhaps it would have been better had it been longer and more developed as it seemed to rush to a conclusion without enough substance.

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    Moira665 london england 26/01/2017
    Moira665 london england 26/01/2017 Member Since 2014

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    "A short satisfactory investigation i"

    It is set outside Peter's normal workplace, it is concluded in 2 days funding an unsuspected murderer

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    "Too good to be true"

    Good story , short but good. Actually the shortest book I think I've ever seen from her ( as a fictional story Possibly just acting as a information gap between two full books ??Still worth the price of admission. :)

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