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Last in series so far

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-07-20

This book is simply excellent. Hunter is up against his nemesis serial killer Lucien Folter who we met in an earlier book.

It’s not as twisty turnny as others in the series but that didn’t detract at all from my listening experience and we do find out more about Luciens background.

I do hope more of Mr Carter’s books read by Mr Judd are released on Audible. Well worth my credit.

The Wine of Angels cover art

My first and last..

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Reviewed: 13-07-20

So long and drawn out and I'm bored to tears. Bought as a BOGOF so no money lost but will be put on my DNF pile. Didn't like anything about the book.

Sadly Did not finish

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Reviewed: 13-07-20

I've really enjoyed the first couple in the series but I just couldn't get into this one. Gave up about halfway through as i was bored and life's too short.

The Best Novel So Far in The Series.

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Reviewed: 12-07-20

Bird, Louis and Angel take on their worst adversary yet - a real spider man in the hunt for the killers of a commune whose bones turn up. More murder, mayhem and ghostly going ons ensue.
Rachael also appears.

I really enjoyed this book and it kept me wakened into the small wee hours. It’s not a tale for the squeamish as the bodies pile up quite quickly and the deaths are descriptive and gory. Spiders play a prominent part in this novel!

The narration was excellent but I note there is a change of narrator for the next book I can only hope he is as good :)

The Great Good Life

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Reviewed: 04-07-20

Loved this in the 70’s., watched as a child. Brilliant on radio as well. Bought as a DD and I enjoyed going back in time and having a good giggle.

Dark Hollow

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Reviewed: 04-07-20

Charlie Parker takes on a case which on the surface looks open and shut...of course it isn't . Angel and Lou make an appearance and the story moves along at a fair pace. Has some scenes of torture and gore but nor enough to detract from the story.

Well narrated :)

Enjoyed it till the end

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-06-20

Set in Ireland this novel starts off with a bang but fizzles into predictably by the last quarter.

Gruesome murders are being committed and a profiler is called
In from London to help the local police force. We learn that the lead officer has personal problems and the profiler has inner demons etc etc

The denouement is a damp squib but the narration is sublime.

Dead Nasty

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Reviewed: 20-06-20

After my disappointment with the last book I was hoping this book would be better and it was.......but it was so predictable. I smelt the bad egg easily and the ending was a bit sudden. I did like the narrative between Tom and Ruth as they continue to be 'fleshed out' by the author.

I would say the descriptions of the murders may upset some people as they are quite graphic but I personally have heard worse. As usually the narration was spot on.

I've been listening to these one after the other but I will wait a wee while till I read the next one.

Weakest book in the series so far.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-06-20

I found book 5 to be a bit slow and ponderous.

Ruth is on maternity leave and barely makes an appearance, there’s a new team member who seems to be angry all the time and has a very convoluted connection to the baddie. Tom is still unlucky in love or chasing the ladies.

There’s a lot of characters who made it quite difficult for me to remember who was who and a crime/death that was committed back in the mists of time is the rather tedious connection to the actions of the bad guys.

So on the whole I found this novel to be the weakest link - a rather average police procedural mystery who dun it.

I’ve got part 6 lined up and I’m hoping it picks up.

Not a Dead Loss

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-06-20

In fact an excellent listen. Our two hero’s take on a killer of homeless people and missing girls in the novel.

Poor Tom never wins in love and his family members are enough to drive the poor man daft but he keeps it altogether somehow.

This series of books are excellent. They are fast paced, well narrated, a bit dark but too short! No padding though.