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  • Close to the Bone

  • An Addictive Crime Thriller with Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense (Detective Megan Thomas)
  • By: Susan Wilkins
  • Narrated by: Alex Tregear
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)

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Close to the Bone

By: Susan Wilkins
Narrated by: Alex Tregear
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Summary

"Detective Thomas, there’s no easy way to say this. We’ve brought Debbie in for questioning."

"You mean my sister Debbie? What are you talking about? You’ve arrested my sister?"

"Megan, she’s our prime suspect."

Detective Megan Thomas hoped that moving to Devon would mean a quiet life. Her years undercover in London left her broken and alone, unsure if she would ever recover. Slowly, she’s learning to work with a team and trust other people. But when her sister, Debbie, finds the body of local businessman Greg Porter, that peace is shattered. 

Porter’s wife and children don’t seem entirely grief-stricken, and his business dealings are not all they appear to be. So why are the police so determined to focus on Debbie? And why is she acting so suspiciously? When Megan learns what happened between Porter and Debbie, it threatens to tear the family apart and forces her to ask if her beloved sister could really have done something so terrible. 

Her boss won’t allow her anywhere near the case, leaving Megan on the sidelines. Caught between the job she loves and what she feels she must do, Megan finds herself faced with an impossible decision. She’s desperate to save her sister, but what if Debbie is lying? When a second body and a surprise confession takes the case into even muddier waters, Megan must decide where her loyalty lies - with her family or the truth. 

And whatever choice she makes, will she be able to live with herself? 

©2020 Susan Wilkins (P)2020 Bookouture

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Louis XV - Louis Quinze - here pronounced kwinze.

In the style of Louis XV. Pronounced “kah-z

Enjoyed the two books and hope there will be more to follow.

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New to this author

Enjoyed the story and the reader. Had to get used to comments by Meg about her feelings, but otherwise enjoyed it. Will try another in the series and see how it goes.

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Not for me

The writing wasn’t as advanced as I’d like couldn’t listen to it in its entirety. Nothing against the author or book just not for me very slow to gain momentum too.

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Fabulous book

I really enjoyed this book, full of unexpected twists and turns, a great edge of the dear thriller, I would thoroughly recommend it!

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Voice

Sorry, I just couldn’t gel with the narrators voice.
Will check samples before next purchase.

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A really good book

Full of dramas, some sad but true real issues bought up. It really made me think. Written & Narrated well.

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Can’t wait for No3

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characters are all well rounded, their actions are reasonable and feasible, and the plot was plausible. I actually like the main characters and care what happens to them. The narrator is excellent. This is one of those rare audiobooks I didn’t want to finish.

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  • 11-09-22

A Suspenseful Crime story with great characters

This is a nitty gritty look at the lives of a group of English detectives and constables. Megan Thomas is a cop given a second chance after an undercover assignment goes terribly wrong in a lot of ways. She has PTSD and is gradually getting over it being a cop in a fairly rural area. A nasty man is killed, Megan's sister is a suspect as the murderer, there are multiple suspects during the course of the book and it is hard to figure out who to root for as the murderer since so many of them are not nice. Megan is the usual ball of emotions throughout the book and is not the typical superhero cop. She makes a lot of mistakes but is an admirable person so it's easy to root for her. There are several surprises, a lot of people get killed, some nasty villains are present, and the action is fast and compelling.

Alex Tregear was excellent with the delivery of the story

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