The Detective's Daughter
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  • 1
    The Detective's Daughter | Lesley Thomson

    The Detective's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    Summer, 1981: The body of Kate Rokesmith is found by the River Thames in London. Her four-year-old son is wandering nearby, traumatised and mute. Detective Inspector Darnell cancels yet another trip he had promised his daughter Stella and heads for the scene of the crime. The murder is never solved. Winter, 2011: It's another busy day at the Clean Slate office. Owner and head cleaner Stella Darnell is annoyed to have her routine interrupted by the news that her father has died of a heart attack.

    Not a listen for the faint at heart

    It took me three attempts to try and get into this book. Sadly, although I persevered, I found this book very hard going indeed. The plot seemed di..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 August 2013 by Poppey (Alderney, Guernsey)
  • 2
    Ghost Girl | Lesley Thomson

    Ghost Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated By Annie Aldington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Stella Darnell's father died a year ago, but she has not moved on. He was Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and cleaning his house, Stella discovers a folder of photographs in his darkroom. The oldest photograph is dated 1966; to the very day the Moors Murderers were sent to prison for life. As Stella inches closer to the truth, the events of that day begin to haunt her too...

    Boring

    I didn't understand the story and found it confusing, the narrator didn't help much. I always rely on the rating when choosing my books but I guess th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 June 2014 by MEM ()
  • 3
    The Detective's Secret | Lesley Thomson

    The Detective's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 August 2015 by Lulu (Herts, United Kingdom)
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