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Summary

Summer, 1981: The body of Kate Rokesmith is found by the River Thames in London. Her four-year-old son is wandering nearby, traumatised and mute.

Detective Inspector Darnell cancels yet another trip he had promised his daughter Stella and heads for the scene of the crime. The murder is never solved.

Winter, 2011: It's another busy day at the Clean Slate office. Owner and head cleaner Stella Darnell is annoyed to have her routine interrupted by the news that her father has died of a heart attack.

Dutifully sorting his belongings, she finds the case papers for the Kate Rokesmith murder gathering dust in his attic. Stella cannot resist the lure of bringing order to chaos. Red pen in hand, she determines to find the killer....

©2013 Lesley Thomson (P)2014 Audible Studios

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Brilliant!!

I had started to read this book twice before, and whilst really enjoying the story, never seemed to find the time to read as a busy Mum of 5.
My husband downloaded the audible version for me to allow me to finish it. I'm
So glad he did.
I found 'The Detective's Daughter' thoroughly enjoyable, full of twists and turns, I couldn't stop listening.
The narrator suited the story well too.

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Zzzz

Glad I'm not the only one that found this book interminable. Main character was just annoying, spend all her time seeming to wish she'd spent more time with her dad while he was alive then wasn't even going to go to his funeral? I carried on to the bitter end, there were no surprises other than how much she managed to pad it out. I have been left with a wonderful feeling of lightness every time I open my audible app and realise I can now listen to something else.

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Not a listen for the faint at heart

It took me three attempts to try and get into this book. Sadly, although I persevered, I found this book very hard going indeed. The plot seemed disjointed, characters a little confusing and the narration, in parts, quite strange.

I was unable to form any connection with these characters and, in parts, was at a total loss as to who was whom.

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What a waste of time, effort and a credit

Hopeless writing, awful characters - who cares what happened to them, or what brand of aftershave they use, nor to I care to know that he had obviously spent a night away as the salt stains of persperation indicated two days of wear, in the way of rings on a tree shows the age......

The reading was dreary - though possibly Anna Bentinck was also bored senseless.

I CANNOT finish this book, it is one of the worst that I have come across.

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Very slow start!

This was one of the most difficult books to listen to. It starts off really slow, I kept going back to it but it doesn’t improve until about half way through. The underlying story is good but too much going backwards and forwards even though the date is given at the beginning of each chapter the story goes back in time without warning, very confusing.
The narration is also terrible I had to speed it up as it’s so slow and children don’t speak as if they have a gob stopper in their mouth unless they do.
My advice is don’t bother!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book

I love detective stories and The Detective’s Daughter is one of the best I’ve come across. I have listened to this Audible book several times and can always glean something new from it. A really good ‘read’.

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Really good listen

This book had me hooked from the moment that I started to listen . Believable characters, amazing plot .
Brilliant book .