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Summary

Detective Sanne Jensen (not blonde, not tall, definitely not Scandinavian) and Dr. Meg Fielding (scruffy, scatterbrained, prone to swearing at patients) are lifelong best friends, sharing the same deprived background and occasionally the same bed. When a violent kidnapping stuns the Peak District village of Rowlee, both women become involved in the case.

As Sanne and her colleagues in East Derbyshire Special Ops search for the culprit, and Meg fights to keep his victim alive, a shocking discovery turns the investigation on its head. With the clock ticking, Sanne and Meg find themselves pushed closer by a crime that threatens to tear everything apart.

©2015 Cari Hunter (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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As good as reading it yourself!

I've read the book twice myself and chose it as my first audio book for a long car journey. The narrator was great and was able to individualise each character with subtle accent changes, being a Northerner it was lovely to hear the accents were correct and not overdone. Well done Cari for writing a superb story and Victoria for doing it justice! Next in the series is ready for my long drive back home!

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<br />Excellent!.

Best audio book in some time. Brought alive by Nicola Vinent. Highly recommended if you like crime .

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  • Desmond
  • Christchurch, United Kingdom
  • 12-08-17

Brilliant Crime story

Loved this story. A gripping crime story with just the right amount of sex, violence, humour and pace to make the story interesting and the listener to want to find out more of what is going on. Have read a few this author's books, but this is certainly the best so far. Look forward to listening to the sequel! The narration is very good to, can almost hear Cari Hunter's voice in this, especially when the characters swear...lol!

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I cried so hard.

I'm not sure I want to hear another story like this. It was heartbreaking, but in both happy and sad ways. I think I'll need a month or so to recover from this story before I try another.

Some of the coincidences the story relied on stuck out a bit much - I know in real life coincidences do happen, but the one that wraps it all up strained my credulity a bit more than makes me comfortable.

In all, a good story, performed expertly.

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Gripping thriller

Any additional comments?

This is a really gripping thriller that had me hooked from the first and that I had to keep listening to, even though I'd already read the book. The characters are really likeable and you feel for them throughout. The story is a real rollercoaster of emotions.

The narrator did a great job with all the characters and accents. She's not someone I've listened to before but I'll certainly look forward to hearing her again. It's a great high quality recording.

Now I'm just hoping that the second book in the series is being recorded!

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Naration dreadful - too fast

Having read a previous Cari/Cary Hunter book I looked forward to this one. However It was dreadful, dreadful, dreadful!!
It was so so full of cliche, A lesbian cop absolutely shouting the fact, a Lesbian Doctor doing the same by overdoing it - just appallingly dire.
What absolutely let this book down was the dreadful naration. It was delivered at a break neck speed making it feel rushed and lacking any depth because of this. Also naration without good character definition, very uncomfortable.
I couldn't continue with this book beyond chapter 6, because of the horribly fast narration and feel I have wasted, and lost, the money it cost to buy it.

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New author

Although the plot was good and characters interesting I thought the narrator had a really monotonous tone verging on very boring. If the actual story hadn’t kept me wanting to listen I would have given up. These book narrators can make or break an audio book. Some are really excellent. This narrator is not even good. I will try another book by this author and hopefully the narration will be more lively.

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  • Donna
  • 11-06-17

YA?

I got tickled as this book rolled along - I wondered who would play the girls' parts in the movie- maybe the young Shirley Temple and Haley Mills? (yes, I am older) This book started well, promises of good plot and serious police work. But there were so many side trips into character development ( except the victim's) that the grist of what could have been a very good book didn't quite make it. Hopefully the author will buckle down, get a good editor and produce more books in what could be a good series. Worth the cost for a light read with better to come.

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  • Tanya
  • 06-05-17

Outstanding!

Wow. Well written. Hits all the spots. storyline. emotion. lesbians. a real timeline.
And the narrator was fantastic. One of the best I've listened to actually.

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  • Ann Townsend
  • 19-03-17

Seriously, LOTS of Room for a Series

You know what I like about Cari Hunter's characters -- other than the way Nicola Victoria Vincent narrates them? The characters are this blend of serious, funny, cheeky, strong women. The characters aren't a blend of some formula.... I can see the rescue worker in Snowbound interacting with Meg in this book, No Good Reason. I can see Sane (Sah'nah) hanging out with Alex from Desolation Point.

I like Nelson well enough, but if Alex and Sarah ended up in North Umberland for peace and quiet of rural England, and Alex chose to get back on the horse as a copper under Eleanor.

Then, were Alex to be partnered with Sane or Sane and Nelson, that'd be just fine with me. American and U.K. police work combined.... THEN all they'd need is a nice portion of Irish and Scottish lasses for the culmination. That'd be cool. Great righting! Cheers!

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  • 'Nathan
  • 10-05-18

Atmospheric Dark Thriller Performed Perfectly

This was fantastic. First off, the setting of the mystery—the Peak District—lived and breathed as part of the story. Fans of setting-centered mysteries will adore that facet of this book. I cannot tell you how amazingly immersive this was, and especially having grown up in the north of England, it was like walking back in time, frankly. I picked this up after a recent visit to the very area in question, (I even took a walk along the Peaks).

The set-up begins with the discovery of a woman who has escaped capture, only to fall among the treacherous geography of the area. Detective Sanne Jensen and Dr. Meg Fielding are our heroines, and their characterization peels back in onion layers, piece by piece. They've been friends since their rocky childhoods, and sometimes more than that, but neither is willing to quite risk more than their odd, not-quite-defined partnership of support, caring, and—yes—sometimes sex. The relationship between the two women carries as much of the story as the hunt for the sadistic bastard still at large.

This dark story doesn't hold back any punches, many of which land squarely on the chins of the main characters. I really enjoyed this aspect: by the end of the novel, both characters are crossing the finish line mentally and/or physically drained, and that felt real.

I should mention I listened to this on audiobook, and I say that because the audio performer was sheer bloody perfection. Nicola Victoria Vincent blew me away. Accents, characterization, cadence, and pacing? Every step of the way, her performance had me drawn completely into the narrative. It's always a joy to listen to an audiobook done well, but it's even better to find an audio performer who is so good I'm bookmarking all of their other work.

I'll be picking up the next Dark Peak audiobook right away.

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  • Stacy
  • 16-11-17

Fabulous series, fabulous narration!

These books transported me to northern England. I loved all of the characters and this was a good ending to the story. Keep writing Cari.

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  • Catrice
  • 20-10-17

review

this was a really good book I love it that it had mystery and suspense -a little with not just the hole relationship and sex taking over the story

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  • LadyReadsalot
  • 29-08-17

Wow...thriller...mystery...romance!

Great story that covers all the bases with a spot on narrator! Worth the price of a credit...looking forward to rest of the series.

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  • DB
  • 07-07-17

Wowsa

What made the experience of listening to No Good Reason the most enjoyable?

My first British murder mystery and I loved it. Great humor, lovely relationship, good angst. Pretty perfect all the way around.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Edge of my seat but not full throttle adrenaline until the end, as it should be. Great character development which made it even more enjoyable.

What does Nicola Victoria Vincent bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I read all the Harry Potter books and they were fun but I got so much more out of the story when I listened to Jim Dale perform them. Same in this case.

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

No.

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So worth the time and financial commitment.

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  • Roni Ochsner
  • 25-06-17

narrator was awesome

the book was good but not awesome. I wish there was more hot scenes with sana and Meg. what happened to the victims were very vague but maybe for the best. you def didn't know who the perp was until the end.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 23-04-17

Lots of Twists and Turns!

I enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and had depth, along with good chemistry. I especially like the twists and turns of the plot. I didnt figure it out til the end, which is always a good thing. So many plots are predictable, so this was an added bonus for the book. Overall, great book. I look forward to the rest in the series!