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Editor reviews

"A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this!" (M.J. Arlidge, Sunday Times best-selling author)
"A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy." (Simon Toyne, Sunday Times best-selling author)

Summary

Translated into over 30 languages, Ragdoll is a rocket-paced serial killer thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. You will not be able to stop talking about this book.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The Ragdoll Killer taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

©2017 Daniel Cole (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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What a Ride!

I really enjoyed this one. Gruesome plot, macabre even at times this races on until the conclusion which is thrilling and has a most dramatic backdrop. I think it's worth saying up front that it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Like most serial killer plots it is a bit fanciful at times and the characters are not exactly genre-busting in their creation. However, the book signals very clearly early on just what you are getting and stays true to the ground rules that it sets itself.

Andrew Wincott gives a very convincing performance behind the microphone saving his very best for the closing scenes. A lot has and will be said about this book but I have no hesitation recommending that it's given a chance. You'll soon know if it's not for you and you can return it having lost nothing. On the other hand if it does grab you at the start I don't think it will disappoint, you're in for quite a ride!

31 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Inspired

I have not listened to anything this exhilarating since Mo Hayder's 'Poppet' and I believe this is better (although not better than all of Mo Hayder's books) , it starts with a bang and keeps on going at 100 miles per hour.

I believe you will enjoy this book if you are a fan of Mo Hayder, M. J. Arlidge, Tania Carver or Paul Finch.

Andrew Wincott is the best narrator this book could have had, he really makes Wolf come to life in a way that many other narrators could not do (although there are many I prefer) he does an excellent job with this book and I wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of the above mentioned authors.


You WILL be kept guessing, all the way through, as to the identity of the killer.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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review

slightly unrealistic premise he would be involved in the scenario at all. okay though

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  • David
  • Wirral, United Kingdom
  • 15-03-17

I read on average 4-5 books a month...

...I've been a member of Audible for over 10 years. I don't perhaps write as many reviews as I should but this book was woeful - from the awful narration, which reminded me of Saul Reichlin - the appalling female voices, the un believable story and character interactions which deteriorated as the book progressed. This was an awful experience, just going to prove that I need to research every purchase instead of going on collective reviews. Wolf was a character I couldn't get into, the people that Massey was trying to murder, how he went about it, it was scarcely believable after the first one pegged it. It isn't scary, it's almost laughable - just don't...

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Fantastic!

This had me gripped from the beginning. The performance by Andrew Wincott was great (with the slight exception of little EL ;) ). The story was excellent ! Get this book!!

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Disappointed

This is a good story, but the narrator only had a very small repertoire of characters & voices, they all sounded like relatives of Danny Dyer! I would have probably enjoyed it more with another someone else reading it.

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Not for me

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not time well spent. Found the whole premise silly and unconvincing.

Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Cole again?

I might but unlikely

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favourite?

None.

Could you see Ragdoll being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No idea

Any additional comments?

I only finished this book as I hate being defeated. Shall return it.

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Ragdoll

The book started off ok, but as the chapters went on, I found myself zoning out because of the narrator.

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Undoubtedly this book is in my top 5 ...

List of books I will never Ever read again!
Apart from not getting past this being read by Adam from The Archers; there is nothing whatsoever to recommend this.
Sorry, but its only about the 2nd occasion I've wished for a zero on the ratings scale!

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hard to put away

fast paced thriller. various twists and turns and an abrupt ending...good read for those who enjoy

3 of 4 people found this review helpful