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Clean Break

PI Kate Brannigan, Book 4
Narrated by: Chloe Massey
Series: PI Kate Brannigan, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

Manchester-based kickboxing PI Kate Brannigan takes on the hard men of European organised crime as she battles to recover a Monet in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.

Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves have the audacity to steal a Monet from a stately home where she’s arranged security. She’s even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organised crime. And as if that isn’t enough, a routine industrial case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest, giving Kate more problems than she can deal with. Cleaning up the mess in Clean Break forces Kate to confront harsh truths in her own life as she battles with a testing array of villains in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.

©1995 Val McDermid (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Tough, funny and intensely topical.” (Literary Review)

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Love the narrator

I have been listening to this series of books, and love the narrator's voice, the main characters are interesting, and the love story between Kate and Richard amusing.
Although they were written a while ago, they are still fresh.

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Enjoyable, but not as good as the previous books

It had the requisite mix of deceit, robbery, death and fraud to make it entertaining, but the overly frequent similes became irritating.
I don't know if Chloe Massey had been instructed to change her narration style, but this time round it was lacking in intonation, which detracted from the delivery of the story, with a couple of bizarre pronunciations. At least the awful Scouse accent remained consistent though.
It can't have been that bad, I've downloaded the next in the series.

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Engaging read

The narrator draws you into what is a really good story. I will definitely be continuing with the series

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Good story spoiled by poor narration

A narration which dulls the brain. Monotone and poor phrasing spoil a good story. Neither my wife nor I enjoyed this and that’s a first for a McDermid.

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  • 10-02-20

narrative excellence

Chloe Massey has an amazing ability to make a story come to life for you