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Darkness on the Fens

DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 10
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: DI Nikki Galena, Book 10
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

A SERIAL KILLER ON A POISONOUS MISSION PUSHES NIKKI AND HER TEAM TO BREAKING POINT  

Revellers are flocking into Greenborough for the yearly Dark Greenborough Festival, a three-day event celebrating local folklore, superstition, and the darker side of life.   

What the public doesn't know is that there has been a warning sent to the police, saying that Greenborough will be a very dangerous place this year. The anonymous letter ends with the Latin phrase, Mors certa, hora incerta: Death is certain, the hour uncertain.  

DI Nikki Galena and her team soon discover this is no hoax, as people start dying from what appears to be alcoholic poisoning. Things rapidly escalate, and as the deaths get more horrific, Nikki realizes they have a serial killer in their midst.

©2019 Joy Ellis (P)2019 Tantor

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Darkness on the fens

Joy Ellis came up with another intriguing enjoyable storyline . Narrator's interpretation of local dialect somewhat lacking tho!

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Another great strory

Enjoyed the whole story and the way it was read,. Would recommend this to all

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never before heard such an awful narrator

Saccharine story,sounds like it came from three decades ago,possibly your grandma may listen to this .

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Another great read

A very intriguing storyline which kept me gripped. definitely worth a read. thanks Joy Ellis

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Oh dear me

I have read everything Joy Ellis has written in this series so I thought I’d try this on Audible. Wrong choice of narrator thus the narration is awful. More suited to a classic novel than a fens based crime series. Would have put me off reading Joy Ellis if I had listened to this series from book 1, fortunately I read them on Kindle. Such as disappointment as Richard Armitage narrates another of the Joy Ellis series and he is wonderful. Very disappointed but thankfully able to read the book on kindle unlimited.

Stars reflect my experience with this book on Audible but the novel is proving to be a promising read - fingers crossed.

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good book

Good book well worth Reading. good mystery don't want to give anything else away.

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excellent again

another unpredictable random thriller, always a thrill to listen to. description is always amazing and takes me right to the scene

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poor narration, buy the paperback instead.

I like Joy Ellis' work but the narration on this is very poor. makes the story difficult to follow and the characters difficult to differentiate between. I dont recomend it.

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  • 06-10-19

Poor narrator

Disapppointing - not the usual Joy Ellis standard. And the poor narrator made it much worse.

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excellent

very enjoyable another exciting di helena story.
they get better and better the next one can't come too soon

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  • Michael
  • 28-10-19

Good ... but,

This series has been severely lagging since they’ve introduced Nikki’s mother.
Her, and her group of old crones are running around like the Snoop Sisters, Jane Marple, and Jessica Fletcher combined.

Anyway .... good story in spite of the subplot.

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  • Donna
  • 18-09-19

3

Enjoyed the narrator and the mystery started well. But it was that tall building: walk down or fall down -- early on hint that
started my collecting "indicators that this would end as an average British Detective Book. I enjoyed the 3 day festival celerating several hundred years of ghosts, ghouls and fresh deaths. I liked he characters but ....

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  • jennifer
  • 17-10-19

Really poor

This series has run out of gas... couldn’t finish it! Tedious, predictable, simplistic... don’t bother

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  • noney
  • 14-10-19

another great addition to the series

loved it as always this series keeps you guessing who did it right until the end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-19

another smashing success for the fen land series

Another great book in the "Fens" series. a real page turner, kept you ok n the edge of your seat.

I hope that Joy Ellis has more of these books in the works as I can't wait for the next one!