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Dark Winter Audiobook

Dark Winter: The 1st DS McAvoy Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The Sunday Times best-selling first instalment in the Hull-based DS Aector McAvoy series.

Meet DS Aector McAvoy, and begin David Mark's addictive crime series.

DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves, a good man among the lazy and corrupt.

Then on a cold day in December he is the first cop on the scene when a young girl is killed in Hull's historic church - and the only one to see the murderer. A masked man, with tears in his eyes....

When two more seemingly unconnected people die, the police must work quickly. Only McAvoy can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God - and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game.

Hooked on Hull? Then check out the second instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Original Skin....

©2012 David Mark (P)2013 Quercus Publishing plc

What the Critics Say

"Fast-moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterisation and a likeable protagonist, this is an extremely promising debut" (Guardian)

"Dark Winter is an exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice" (Val McDermid)

"Excellent . . . intriguing" (The Times)

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    Darkin Surrey 21/08/2013
    Darkin Surrey 21/08/2013 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent rainy afternoon listening."
    Would you try another book written by David Mark or narrated by Toby Longworth?

    yes.

    Narrator was great. Just the right sort of weariness, and down-troddeness for the story, combined with a cosiness that drew me in. Performed characters well, with lots of different accents, which were all believable and none annoying.

    I think this was an author debut? This story didn't set my world on fire, but I did really enjoy it. It seemed to end very quickly, with a bit of a fizzle, which slightly ruined it for me. I'd be happy to try other works by him in the future.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Mark? Why or why not?

    yes.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MAGGS Port Talbot 25/04/2015
    MAGGS Port Talbot 25/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Dark Winter good read"

    Yes good book
    Narrator does a sexy Scottish accent
    I also like pharaoh she was witty
    Memorable moment was discovery of killer

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Impy 21/01/2015
    Impy 21/01/2015
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    "Fantastic read."
    What did you like most about Dark Winter?

    The whole thing, story, characters, the pace it went at, the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    DS Mcevoy , he was interesting, real and had his own issues to deal with as well.


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

    Yes but unfortunately could not, but listened at every opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it not one to be missed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Gainsborough, United Kingdom 14/06/2013
    Mark Gainsborough, United Kingdom 14/06/2013 Member Since 2017
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    "Gripping Yarn - a real page turner"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tale set in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The author sets the story up brilliantly before unleashing the ending. The characters are well researched and believable (Im sure I know some of the drunks described!)

    Would recommend this to anyone. Im looking forward to the next book in this series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amelia 24/05/2013
    Amelia 24/05/2013
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    "Could not get into it"

    I could not get into this book and found it dragged Could not recommend it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pusateri 02/11/2017
    Pusateri 02/11/2017
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    "Interesting storyline"

    An unusual take on a detective story, with good narration. I hope there will be many more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 27/12/2017
    Robert 27/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Simply Superb"

    A real page turner, a must listen. Bought all books in the series. A brilliant read, with great characters and plot.

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    graham plymouth, United Kingdom 17/12/2017
    graham plymouth, United Kingdom 17/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent.. "

    having just listened to a story with poorest regional accents ever... it was great to hear this..Toby is a skilled narrator.
    The story is good too,as good as most,and better than alot

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    Happy Grandma 15/12/2017
    Happy Grandma 15/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    Couldn’t stop listening. Couldn’t put it off and go to sleep! Hope there’s more with DS McAvoy to come.
    I’ll

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    nigel laverick 14/12/2017
    nigel laverick 14/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow to excite"

    It took a long time to get into this book. It was confusing as it jumped around and a lot of branches of thought weren't explained till later. The narrator wasn't too bad but his deadpan voice didn't always represent what the story was saying.
    Despite all that I preserved and by the end felt somewhat invested in the outcome. I shall give book two a go but as it stands there are better series out there to get stuck into

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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