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The Night Stalker Audiobook

The Night Stalker: DI Mike Lockyer, Book 4

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Dead Woman's Ditch. The site of a grisly 200-year-old murder - and a recent hit-and-run. When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate.

They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won't venture out at night, believing there's a man stalking the hills - a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman's Ditch alive.

Confronted by a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to their own squad, Lockyer and Bennett will have to accept what they can't see before they can find what's really there....

©2017 Clare Donoghue (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    gill 27/08/2017
    gill 27/08/2017
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    "Possibly the worst audio book I've ever heard!"

    Terrible plot! The Quantocks (incorrectly pronounced) are not exactly scarey and not everyone in Somerset is a numpty! Implausible and hammily narrated. I kept listening to see if it improved, but it degenerated into complete rubbish. I couldn't manage the final half hour so if it suddenly took an upturn, I missed it. Shame!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte 11/09/2017
    Charlotte 11/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Confused"

    Several issues with this book!!! The ending of the non historical plot is for me inconclusive. Why was Pippa murdered and what was in the letters????????? What is their relevance???!!!!Unfinished plot. The author uses the same phrase "stretching the word" multiple times!!!!! Finally the use of a male actor to do the main male parts in book 1 was excellent. Sadly the female narrator who carries on solo in subsequent books lets the books down when trying to do male voices esp the main male character.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alison ALEXANDRIA, United Kingdom 15/09/2017
    Alison ALEXANDRIA, United Kingdom 15/09/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Really average story"

    First time I've listened to a DI Lockyer book and I won't rush to listen to another. A really average story that I struggled to listen to all the way through. Am afraid I'll be returning this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 28/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Lockyer and Bennett- book 4"

    When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark, Dead Woman's Ditch, in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in from South East London to ‘support the local’ investigation.

    They find a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to one of their own colleagues.


    Lockyer and Bennett find themselves dealing with local superstitious tales and beliefs as well as a growing number of deaths

    I love the characters and stories in this series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SilentSinger London 20/09/2017
    SilentSinger London 20/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The Night Stalker"

    Despite rewinding huge chunks of the book and trying to concentrate harder, I just found this book quite dull. This is a crying shame because Donoghue's previous books have been brilliant. Why on earth would two Met CID officers be sent to Somerset to take over another DI's case? Also, isn't it handy that DS Jane Bennett's parents have also moved to the west country? And as for DI Mike Lockyer's daughter's boyfriend's involvement - that surely would rule him out of any measured investigation?

    The plot seemed to ape the various 'Midsomer Murder' plots.

    I didn't really like Imogen Church's narration this time - her rendition of the female characters was far too overwrought and drawn out and the male characters seemed bizarre.

    It's a no from me. Send Lockyer and Bennett back to Lewisham please.

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    Cathryn B. 06/09/2017
    Cathryn B. 06/09/2017
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    "worst book I've ever bought"

    I sent it back. Didn't even get past chapter 2 which is really unusual for me as I tend to persevere.

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    Miss Tracey E Dixon 05/09/2017
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    "Good Listen"

    I have enjoyed listening to this story and how the characters developed . I would definitely recommend the book.

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    "...and this time, narrator overcame Wind / wind "

    ...block that I have heard even THIS narrator pronounce incorrectly (pronouncing the word wind as in. "the wind is blowing" for such setences as "she winds her hair around her finger" 5 stars for improving Imogen!

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  • Donna
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    "A struggling mystery"

    This book starts so well but as it gathers a faster pace it veers into grand confusion. I like the London detective duo and the use of history from 1789. The story line develops well, so well I carved time in my day to listen. If you can forgive the silly ending you will have a good read.

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