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Not impressed

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-19

I've just read all the other reviews, and wonder if I'm missing something! I have just given up half way through because I don't care what happens. The story is has some very bizarre parts, and I find it difficult to believe. I also have a problem with the performance - it's as if he's acting the book rather than reading it, and it has put me off. Sorry, I have to return it.

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Great

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

Reviewed: 29-07-19

I really enjoyed this book,I thought it was realistic and interesting- I was quite enthralled. And there was an unexpected ending! I shall try some of her other books now.

May have been better to read this.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-19

I did quite enjoy this book, but it was quite slow. I had difficulty differentiating the various voices, but not sure whether that might have been the idea. I just think it may have been better to read the book rather than listening to it.

Another cracker from Christopher Fowler

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I don't think any of these books have disappointed me, and this is no exception. Great story, wonderful reader.

Another good book

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

I love the Ruth Galloway books, and althought the stories are sometimes not totally believable, the characters are. And always well written.

Not very good.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I think this must have been an early Cleeves, neither the writing nor the story impressed me, and I love her more recent stuff.

Not great

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I didn't really get inro this one. It was OK, but I didn't care what happened. I don't think Ann Cleves' birdwatching books are anywhere near as good as Vera or Shetland. The characters aren't likeable or interesting - especially the main ones. I think I'll just stick to her other series in future.

A bit hard going

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This was a great idea, but I found it hard going, and the first part was very slow and very depressing - I nearly didn't bother. It was very interesting as a concept, but I couldn't find it exciting or engaging as a book.

I didn't finish it

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

In one way this book was OK, twists and turns in the plot etc, but it got to the stage where the main characters were trying to solve the crime, and were (predictably) targeted by (presumably) the original murderers, and I realised that I didn't really care what happened, and life is too short to read books which don't engage me. I didn't find the narration very compelling - I suppose there were too many accents not always well done. I have enjoyed Peter May's books before, but this one didn't do it for me.

Another great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-17

Quite a few twists in this one, but it was great to have the old team together at last.