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Angela

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Ultimately I loved it

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Reviewed: 27-09-19

While it was a bit of a slow start and I wasn’t sure I liked the characters before long I was completely absorbed and couldn’t put it down. I have immediately bought the next novel.

A tragic story

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Reviewed: 25-09-19

Although I guessed who did it reasonably early there was still lots to keep my interest and sympathy for so many of the characters. The narrator was also excellent.

Another great story

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Reviewed: 24-09-19

I really enjoy Val McDermid’s lead characters from her different books but I think Karen Pirie is my favourite. The intriguing cold cases and the likeable characters - who can’t like The Mint - make for an enjoyable listen. I was also amazed by the range of accents and voices managed by the narrator.

Unanswered questions

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-19

There is a beauty to this story despite the bleakness and cold and misery. My feelings towards the main protagonist changed as he changed and although I didn’t always like the story I did found I did care.

There were so many unanswered questions by the end of the story to which I really wanted answers. Despite this, I’m not sure I needed them.

Another great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-19

Foster, Peterson and Moss are likeable characters who each bring the personal touch in an everyday, enjoyable way to crime story that kept me gripped. I’ve listened to books 1 and 2 over the weekend and don’t think I can resist going straight on to number 3 in the series!

Great characters

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Reviewed: 14-09-19

It was the characters that drew me in and the twists and turns of the plot kept me gripped.

Keeps you guessing and interested

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-19

3 women with individual histories that would make most of us go running for the hills but a story to keep us hooked. I was totally absorbed and felt ended too soon.

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Had me guessing to the end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-19

I think this was my favourite Vera a far. There was a point at which the plot was all sewn up and then realised thereby as another half to go and there was way more to come.

Beautifully spun

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Reviewed: 06-05-19

It felt like I was being led on an energetic walk through the countryside with the tale being told like the sights.

Tour de dogma

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-19

The narration was fabulous but the story ultimately felt like a mini guide through the philosophies that have influenced the world and mostly not in a good way.