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Dark Skies Audiobook

Dark Skies: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

Beware what lies beneath....

One fateful, starry night, three friends embark on a secret camping trip, but only two return home. Thirty years later, the body of a teenage boy rises from the depths of England's biggest reservoir and threatens to expose a killer who has lain dormant...until now.

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan returns from honeymoon to face danger from all sides. In the depths of Kielder Forest, a murderer has escaped justice before and will do anything to protect the secrets of the past. Meanwhile, back at Northumbria CID, an old foe has taken the helm as Superintendent and is determined to destroy Ryan at any cost.

Who will prevail in Ryan's most dangerous case yet?

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

©2017 LJ Ross (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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    Maggie 16/02/2018
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    "Good book that's enhanced by great narration"

    In common with many others, I'm hooked on the DCI Ryan books of L J Ross and read them as soon as they are published. A series that has well developed characters (I'm a little in love with Frank Phillips), plenty of action and who-dunnit, so what's not to like? OK, Lady Bracknell might have said that to have one bent head of CID is misfortune but to have two running looks like carelessness... but it certainly makes for some interesting plot twists. I particularly love the way they all concentrate around a genuine, well known, area. For this book it's Kielder Water, with a multi stranded plot reaching back 30 years..

    So why, having read these books straight off, do I always rush to get Jonathan Keeble's narration immediately it follows on Audible?

    Simply because however good the books are, he will always add another layer, and bring everyone - especially Maxwell Finlay Ryan - even more to life. Superb narration. I hope this series continues for a long time, and the narrator doesn't change. Highly recommended, but for those who haven't read any of the series before; start at Book 1. It will be worth it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Salter 15/02/2018
    Salter 15/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Compelling DCI Ryan mystery... "

    Another great murder/mystery from LJ Ross, and the continuation of the DCI Ryan Series.
    It was really interesting to see the status quo of the murder investigation team shaken up - with the introduction of Lucas, and clearly this is going to form an interesting plot line for future instalments. Equally clear is the further involvement of a new, shrewd adversary for Ryan to pit himself against.
    The DCI Ryan Series is superbly enjoyable, and anyone who enjoys the murder/mystery genre will find these difficult to put down.
    I'd recommend listening to the series in order, as much of the storyline benefits from prior knowledge, though LJ Ross does do a good job of succinctly filling in as the book progresses.
    Super narration once again from Jonathan Keeble. Can't wait for the next one....!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Hall South Wales 21/02/2018
    Sam Hall South Wales 21/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful as usual."

    One of my favourite new authors, with some of my favourite new characters, read by the best narrator on Audible. Genius stuff. Although the quicker Lucas gets found out the better - she’s spoiling my vibe!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Daniel Wales UK 16/02/2018
    C. Daniel Wales UK 16/02/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "Sleepless Night! "

    Just had to finish this book and couldn’t put it down. Obviously unfinished business so don’t delay with the next - please!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Margate Kent 16/02/2018
    Amazon Customer Margate Kent 16/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant as usual!"

    I love the DCI Ryan books. I've read them all so far. When is the next one???
    Brilliant narration as well. FANTASTIC!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Oops 66 Watton at Stone 15/02/2018
    Oops 66 Watton at Stone 15/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "The writing is so good, cannot wait for book 8"

    I feel I know all the team under DCI Ryan. The writing brings all the characters alive. Author is one of the best crime writers. The next book I await anxiously.

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    John Lennon 15/02/2018
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    "gripping as always"

    well worth the wait for the audible version! couldn't put it down, great story. bring on the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah J 22/02/2018
    Sarah J 22/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Another cracking book! "

    I just love this author especially the way he crafts the well formed characters amongst a crime that twists and turns it’s way around the North East of England and beyond!

    They are always a great listen and this latest book finishes in style and I can’t wait for the next!

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    Rachel 22/02/2018
    Rachel 22/02/2018
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    "Another winner for LJ Ross!"

    From the very first book in this series I've been hooked. Ryan is everything you'd expect from one of the "good guys." The addition of Jen Lucas into the storyline and her past with Ryan adds additional tension into the story. I've come to know the well-developed characters and every time I open a new book, it's like walking into the lives of old friends. Well done, I can't wait for the next in the series.

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    Amazon Customer weir england 22/02/2018
    Amazon Customer weir england 22/02/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "fabulous"

    really enjoy this series. the characters just keep developing. with great stories running throughout. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Maine Knitter
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    14/02/18
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    "In a way, disappointing "

    I listened to the audiobook (great narration, by the way) and when I saw that I had 25 minutes left I thought sure there was a Part 2 to the download. What I found out is that there's a Part 2 to this book (or so it seems.)

    I love this series and I was super excited that my pre-order for this book came a day early. How wonderful! But now that I've finished it I feel that it was only half a book. So many storylines were left unresolved. I understand that things like that happen in a series but this left almost ALL the storylines open. The ending disappointed. The characters did not.

    I hate being let down by a book I was anxiously awaiting. Let's hope there's not a long wait for the "second part" of this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • GBarnhill
    Sacramento, CA USA
    18/02/18
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    "DCI Ryan engages once again"

    Full disclosure- I’m a DCI Ryan fan girl. There is a primary reason; Louise Ross (pen name LJ Ross) writes well.

    Her stories engage and, for me, always deliver the desired suspense that keeps me reading. Additionally, I am always disappointed when the story ends. Not disappointed by the story, but because I simply want more, and that leads to the realization that now I have to wait for the next installment.

    Louise, please keep writing. And, thank you!

    Ginny Barnhill

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  • Teresa
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    "Love this series "

    I do love reading /listening to this series I’m excited every time I see one coming out. I just really hope that the story with Lucas isn’t dragged on too long I already hate Lucas and I just want to skip over every part she’s in. Great book great writing cannot wait for the next one. Hope it’s not too terribly long!

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