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A Fatal Obsession

Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
Series: Ryder & Loveday Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Summary

The start of a brand-new series from the global best-selling author of the DI Hillary Greene series.

Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose, and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case.

Meet Trudy Loveday - smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated.

In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy is assigned to help coroner Clement Ryder as he reopens the case of a young woman's death. She can't believe her luck - she is actually going to be working on a real murder case.

Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can't help but feel it's all linked.

As Trudy and Clement form an unlikely partnership, are they going to be the ones to solve these crimes before the murderer strikes again?

©2018 Faith Martin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Thoroughly enjoyable read.

Lovely for a wet and cold Sunday curled up in front a fire. great characters and a well developed plot make it a book you can't put down. can't wait to read the next one.

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  • VP
  • 02-03-19

Throughly enjoyable.

Very pleasant characters who are portrayed in detail making the reader want to to get to know them more! An exciting story which is beautifully read.

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Whimsical and intriguing period murder mystery. Sympathetic protagonists, each with a cross to bear. Most enjoyable.

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An amazing book

At first I was a bit hesitant, thinking that the pairing of two very different characters would never work, but I was wrong.
A very good storyline whilst in the background these two characters just seemed to become real and they did work well together.

Now on to book 2

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Wonderful partnership!

Loved this! So clever to introduce another female police officer having already given us Hilary Greene.

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  • Bracknell, United Kingdom
  • 13-08-18

Dull, boring, slow.

This should have been edited to a third of its length. I didn't finish it.

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Slow and concise narrator very tiring

I enjoy Faith Martin novels this should have been a good book but it was not. The detail of the memorabilia of the decade did make me smile. Sadly the narrator was very slow and precise making it difficult to enjoy and I found it hard to finish. The storyline was weak and very longwinded. Sadly not for me.

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Silly ending

I enjoyed this book until the end, when the explanation for the murder was just too silly. I was hoping this would be a new series of books to listen to, but I shan’t bother. Disappointing.

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Great story well read. i was hooked straight away

Moved along without getti g bogged down I will get the others. a good buy

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Another cracker

Faith Martin has a wonderful battle, brings the characters to life in her narrative, especially Clement and Trudy

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  • matt harrington
  • 12-02-19

Great new series

Enjoyed it. Would recommend it. Would listen to another. Not too corny and the ending is possibly which a lot of books don't have these days.

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  • John
  • 25-07-18

So Glad I Bought This Book

Faith Martin is a new author to me ,.. and I am so very glad to have found this book .. I am looking forward to her other series,.. and hope that Audible will purchase the other book in this very short ,.. but satisfying series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-19

A fantastic murder mystery!!!!

A must read, different way of writing and brings the reader in wondering what the ending will be. 100% recommend!

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  • barbara
  • 08-09-19

The first entry in a challenging series

Faith Martin knows how to weave a tale. A little bit police procedural, a little bit cozy mystery and filled with interesting characters. This is the first in a series and I look forward to the team of one young female newbie policewoman and a dapper but crotchety former heart surgeon turned coroner. Fascinating pairing isn’t it!