Regular price: £24.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfill her father's dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is. Meanwhile, a dead drug dealer is found on an abandoned airfield that the locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries will lead to the most shocking discovery of Nikki's career and put her whole team in mortal danger. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you riveted until the shocking ending.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2017 Tantor

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Awful reader

I was unable to complete listening to this story, the first time ever with audible. The reader spoke too fast, her female voices were shrill and very difficult to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Cliche ridden writing

The story was well conceived but it was poorly written. Full of cliches with very derivative characters.
I usually enjoy the narration but this narration was awful - dreadful attempts at accents that made listening to the story very hard. It was difficult to discern who was speaking at times as the accents changed within characters. Dreadful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

Another gripping tale, and a good narrator, can't wait for the next book, good stuff

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

4th book in this collection of Fen books with Nickie Galina

Enjoyed this book and now ready to read the next one. I hope it is as thrilling as the last four.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gary
  • Gary
  • 25-06-17

<br />This is how much I have enjoyed this series.


I am usually extremely tough on narrators who mispronounce words, and editors who let them slide. It's not the kindest part of my nature. But when Nikki said that one of her fellow characters was an "aficiando" of history, for me, that malaprop was Nikki's, not Ms. Meire's, and I had a nice chuckle. That's how real the characters came to be for me, in Ms. Meire's versatile voice.

The plots in these books are unique, and involving, but it's my involvement with great characters that keeps me coming back every time.

Jay Thomas

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for jennifer
  • jennifer
  • 06-06-17

Not as strong as the others

But do love these characters and the narrator; kept me engaged but not breathless for the next installment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wayne
  • Wayne
  • 02-03-17

Another great 'on the Fens' suspense thriller!

The books in this wonderful detective series by British author Joy Ellis are being released in audio monthly. I have listened to the first 4 in order. Ellis is an excellent story teller. Protagonist Detective Inspector Nikki Galena is a complex and fascinating character. In this case I wish I could award award 4.5 stars. Narrator Henrietta Meire is superb.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Elisabeth Carey
  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 31-03-18

Another good mystery with Galena & Easter

DI Nikki Galena's father has died, leaving behind a mystery. His last request to her was to "Find Eve."

Nikki has no idea who Eve is.

Yet when she should be dealing with her father's death, and deciding what to do about the mysterious Eve, she has mysteries to deal with at work. A minor-league drug dealer has been fished out of a shaft in the ground at an abandoned World War II airfield, still alive, but only barely. Another drug dealer has simply disappeared, and his sister, with no illusions about her brother but great affection because they survived a difficult childhood together, is determined to find him. The current owner of the airfield is found dead, clearly murdered, but no one knows who wanted him dead.

And Detective Sergeant Joseph Easter's long-estranged daughter Tamsin has come for a visit. They are attempting to mend their relationship.

It seems worth mentioning that all of this turns out to be really small beer beside what they're going to find when they start working these seemingly unrelated cases.

This is, as is typical with Ellis, this is a good, interesting mystery with good, interesting characters. Galena, Easter, and the rest of their team continue to grow and develop, and are well worth spending the time with.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous!
  • Anonymous!
  • 07-03-18

So...I was sick in bed for a couple of weeks...

...and I listened to many books between bouts of "terminal" coughing. Herein begins the critiques. This one was very enjoyable and kept me wanting for more on the fens.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debbie
  • Debbie
  • 21-02-18

Drugs, Murder, Mystery and History

Book four in the series finds DI Nikki Galena making funeral arrangements for her father, who has long been suffering from dementia, with just one or two lucid moments over the recent past. One was when he told Nikki to "find Eve". Puzzled by the request, Nikki is determined to sort out who the mysterious Eve is. At the office, a drug dealer's death, after falling down a hole at the old RAF air field has the team looking for answers. DI Galena and her team begin to investigate what at first looks like an accident. All of the major players are here, which I love, and they work together seamlessly to solve the case. Joseph's daughter, Tamsin, is visiting him, and the two of them offer to help Nikki by going through her dad's old papers to find out who Eve is. Soon Sgt. Joseph Easter is back off leave, assisting Nikki and the team with the mystery at the airfield. The history of the RAF was intriguing. The tie-in with Nikki's father and his time in the RAF was brilliant. But I definitely did not see any of the airfield killings or the the history of Nikki's father and Eve coming . . . it was like a ride on a curvy high speed roller coaster . . . in the dark . . . I can't wait for the next book . . .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dawn
  • Dawn
  • 30-07-17

Hope more installments are to follow

I hope more installments are to follow. I'm enjoying this series. It's a police procedural with many twists and turns. The narrator did a fine job of bringing the characters to life. I recommend this book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for E. A. Ishizuka
  • E. A. Ishizuka
  • 06-06-17

Joy Ellis needs a good editor.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Joy Ellis is a good writer, but she needs a literate editor. A good editor would point out the meaning of the word, Reticent, which is NOT synonymous to reluctant. Saying "reticent to speak" is redundant and wrong. Tantor Publishing/Recorded Books should hire me instead.

Any additional comments?

There are grammatical errors and also places where the wrong name is said.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ss
  • Ss
  • 23-01-18

So much melodrama and contrived shock value

Becoming increasingly formulaic- bizarre happenings, personal threats and danger to team, so much killing for one small town. It feels like she is just trying to come up with more and more bizarre storylines. I still can't get over how useless and contrived the mask wars were in the first book. I keep listening because I do like some of the characters, but I find myself more disinterested and wanting to skip ahead. It doesn't help that some of the accents are painful - not sure if they are just true to region, but still grating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kristie
  • Kristie
  • 13-11-17

A fan of continuing series

I have really enjoyed the DI Galena series. The characters are interesting and the plots are intriguing. I will be sad to be done with the available titles and eagerly await a new one .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful