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Summary

Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderous rivalry....

A family move into their dream home in Dorchester. It seems perfect, particularly for their two children, but when Philip and Jill Freeman move a buddleia bush, what they find buried beneath its roots will haunt them forever.

DCI Sophie Allen is forced to probe crimes that occurred many years before, crimes that cause emotional upheavals within the local community. In a complex investigation, Sophie Allen unearths family secrets which carry on having devastating effects to this day and risk taking new lives.

©2016 Michael Hambling (P)2017 Tantor

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There is so much I could say, but I am becoming repetitive in these reviews now. This narrator is honestly the worst I have ever heard. No emphasis, no expression, accents that are laughable, mispronounced words, strange staccato sentences, the list is endless. The story was very odd and there was a lot of emphasis on sex. It all tied up fairly nicely in the end, but I still have no idea why there was a section around female genital mutilation. No more in this series for me I am afraid.

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  • Claire
  • 03-08-17

Good Plot - Bad Narrator

I enjoyed the plot. The characters are still pretty thin, but there is more fleshing out and I liked cameos from past books. Narrator is still flat, but maybe I'm getting used to it as it didn't bother me as much.

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  • Donna J. Shaw
  • 02-05-17

Not Hambling's best

Sophie comes off as a bit too precious. I don't like her smug righteousness. Also didn't care for the narrator's portrayal.