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Summary

DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path.

Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a strangled woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby. As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy....

©1998 Kate Ellis (P)2017 Soundings

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  • JPH
  • Hertfordshire
  • 30-01-18

Not a bad story

Enjoyed the unusual story of two murders in different centuries running along side each other.

It's set in Devon but I don't know why the author felt it necessary to change/disguise the place names, Tradmouth = Dartmouth? The river Trad = Dart?

Likeable characters and I look forward to them developing.

There are some twists and turns and it keeps you guessing right up until the end.

A good narration by Gordon Griffiths although reference was often made to Heffernan's Liverpool accent but I didn't hear it! so he must have moved to Devon when he was a small boy!!

Another author to add to my list and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Recommended.

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Feels very dated

In the end it was quite a good story but it was a bit of an ordeal to listen to because of Gordon Griffin's very odd delivery. He is a competent narrator but he sounds the same in every book he reads and somehow he makes the book feel more dated than it should. The characters in this book were not as well developed as I would have liked which made it hard to follow the plot or to care about what had happened.

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Great Story

Really enjoyed the story but wish there where comments from the journal from the 1600, as I found that side of the book really interesting

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Brilliant book

I enjoyed this story. It kept my interest from start to finish. Using the historical story in with the modern gives it a different twist too. The narration is excellent. I found the characters plausible. I shall look out for more by this author and narrator.

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  • Joe
  • melbourne, Australia
  • 27-05-18

Thoroughly engrossing

This is an engrossing story with links in the storyline from the past to the present action.
The underlying themes of love, lust and compassion were well presented.