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Julia Blake runs her own cleaning company. She has the unfortunate habit of finding murdered people.

In this story Julia travels to Edinburgh University to visit her son, Sam. It's not long before she stumbles upon a dead body. Julia is happy to leave the murder investigation to the police - until her son becomes one of their suspects. Julia has no option but to get herself involved, despite the danger she puts herself in.

©2016 Gillian Rogerson (P)2016 Gillian Rogerson

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  • Weluvdopey
  • 13-02-17

Fun Shorty!

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This is a great book, this is the first book in the Julia Blake series written by Gillian Larkin and narrated by Fiona Thraille. Julia Blake runs her own cleaning company. She has the unfortunate habit of finding murdered people.
In this story Julia travels to Edinburgh University to visit her son, Sam. It's not long before she stumbles upon a dead body. Julia is happy to leave the murder investigation to the police - until her son becomes one of their suspects. Julia has no option but to get herself involved, despite the danger she puts herself in.

The narrator Fiona Thraille did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
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  • Ruby McDemon
  • 13-01-17

Sweet murder mystery

I loved this. Fiona Thraille did an amazing job and her accent was really awesome. I adored this story for its sweetness. It was perfectly fast paced and a bit thrilling. I've got nothing but good things to say about this book.

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  • Deb
  • 07-01-17

this was a great short story.

had a drive that was a couple hours long and it was great entertainment for that time frame. I hope that there will be future books from this author. I'm also going to see what other books may be out there already.

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  • Lisarami
  • 22-12-16

A good book but a little lacking

What does Fiona Thraille bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Narrator Fiona did a great job and had such a relaxing tone I was able to tune out all the white noise around me and just focus on the story she was telling.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, due to it's length

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Some parts of the book were really disbelievable. The characters could've been a little more developed. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-12-16

Very Nice

I had never read any books in this series. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others. The setting is well written and inviting. I found this to be a book you kept wanting to read to find out who did it and why. I highly recommend this book.

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  • cyndi
  • 16-12-16

LOVED!

I really enjoyed listening to this Fiona Thraille. This was the first I've listened to from both the author and narrator but it definitely won't be the last. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Suzan
  • 15-12-16

Short but so sweet

Loved this quick mystery. Fiona Thraille did a wonderful job of narrating this short mystery. Will be looking for more by Gillian Larkin. I will also be looking into more books narrated by Fiona.

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  • April H.
  • 15-12-16

A Lesson in Deceit


A Lesson in Deceit: A Julia Blake Short Cozy Mystery, Book 1
: Gillian Larkin


A quick listen, cozy mystery. Mom visits son at university, strange occurrences, and crime to solve. This kept me guessing as story unfolded.


The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Fiona Thraille voiced this book excellently!



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