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Summary

Two mothers have lost their daughters - 17 years apart. Can Detective Calladine bring them justice?

A teenage girl’s body is found in the back of a car on the notorious Hobfield housing estate. No one had reported her missing, but she’s been dead for a week.  

Meanwhile, an old jar is brought into the station. It was found carefully wrapped in a blanket, with a child’s pink hairclip. The jar contains ashes and bone fragments.  

Seventeen years ago, Detective Tom Calladine had been part of a team investigating the disappearance of Jessica Wilkins. Her mother had taken her to Leesdon Park one summer afternoon. She went to get the child an ice cream, and when she returned her daughter was gone. Over the years there were no sightings, no witnesses - nothing. Will there finally be closure for this unsolved mystery?  

And why was the girl found in the car killed, and why are her friends not telling the police the whole story?  

Detectives Tom Calladine and Ruth Bayliss will unravel a web of lies and pain in this fast-moving and gripping crime mystery.

©2017 Helen Durrant (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Recommended

Nicely plotted and the characters are getting more formed - I will keep reading the series.

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good solid story

Getting into the charactors in this series now. not as violent as earlier books but a good story.

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brilliant

great read. edge of my seat. love the twist and turns. brilliantly written. great great

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Excellent

The seventh book in the series is just as good as the first six! This time the team are faced with the cold case of a missing child from 17 years ago, who's body has just been discovered, and the murder of a teenager found in the boot of a car on the notorious Hobfield estate.

As always, the storyline is excellent and held my attention throughout the book. The characters are believable, and I like hearing about the personal lives of the two lead detectives, Calladine and Bayliss. I love the setting of a small, fictional Northern town, though I'm glad I don't live there as the crime rate is alarmingly high!

Excellent narration by one of my favourite narrators, Jonathan Keeble, makes this an excellent listen.

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Gutted

I'm so disappointed that the next two books are unavailable on Audible. I've listened diligently to all the others and they steadily got better and better. I was eager to listen to the next ones but it seems not.

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Just Average

Found this a disappointing read/listen after enjoying the others in the series. Easily solved and no great reveal at the end . Ruth has a few problems at home and Calladine has a tangled love life again. No great shakes then.

Mr Kebble narrates this book brilliantly as always.

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Not Her Best

I have enjoyed many of Helen's books but not so much this one. There are long tedious sections bearing no relation to the story, also I found the story weak. The characters are not nice at all, but then that is most probably the point and I missed it. Jonathan's narration is first class as ever. But I do find his femail voices a bit grating sometimes. and in case you hadn't noticed it is short. only five hours or so.

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Too short

I love this authors books and have read most of them. I will not listen to anymore. I feel cheated at how short these books are. If they get any shorter they will soon become novellas. Not what I pay for! I am at they moment reading an Anne Cleaves book that is 10 hours longer than this one, and just as good. I feel the author is making easy money for at least half the length of an average book. easy money!!

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Great listening

After the last book I was hoping not to be disappointed and I really wasn't - hopefully there are more to follow as the ongoing story can't end here.

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great story

really like this series couldn't wait for this one to come out. it is funny as well

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  • Trish R.
  • 13-01-20

Wonderful...


I liked Tom Calladine much better in this book. I like that he can be more confused than loud and hateful, like he was in the last one.

This was about a sixteen-year-old girl that was murdered. A bully that was murdered, which made an entire apartment building happy. And a 17-year-old cold case that was very sad and surprising.

Believe or not Calladine didn’t have a girlfriend in this book. BUT he did meet his new neighbor so I’m sure that’ll be in the next book.

No romance and no swearing.

As to the narration: Love, love, love Jonathan Keeble. He does such a great job on the voices and his reading emotions. He also read the 14 DCI Ryan books by LJ Ross and he’s just as good in all those.

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  • Scotty
  • 01-01-19

GREAT!

This must be my favorite mystery writer, and favorite narrator for Ms. Durrant's mysteries. I hope she'll write more in this, or other, series, and also hope that Audible will have Mr. Keeble narrate them.
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Santa Fe, NM