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Fall Down Dead

Narrated by: Mike Rogers
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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Summary

The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from best seller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District prove fatal for one walking party.

They knew the danger, but they went anyway....

Almost before she'd stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found.

The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life.

For DI Ben Cooper, however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.

To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at the centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it. 

©2018 Stephen Booth (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Crime writing at its finest." (Daily Mail)

"Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter." (Val McDermid)

"A modern master." (Guardian)

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Another good story

I think the earlier books have a bit more depth to them but if was a good story nonetheless.

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Brilliant

Stephen Booth on top form as usual
Made even better by the fact we used to walk in the Peak District so remember some of the names of walks/ Ringing Roger etc

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  • Helen
  • Bracknell, United Kingdom
  • 21-08-18

Good solid crime story.

I enjoyed this book very much, the only hiccup was the sub plot involving an investigation of a fellow officer. I fast forwarded these parts and got back to the story.

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Another good one

Another excellent story in the Cooper Fry series. Ben is moving on and Diane is the same as always.

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Bland

Disappointing. The Dianne strand is a rehash of a previous book. The Ben strand is a whodunnit with little or no plot, one-dimensional characters and no dramatic tension. I didn't care who did it in the end, and gave up without finishing the book. The narrator did the best he could but he was working with weak material. The whole thing felt tired, as if the author was coming up with a book demanded by his publishers rather than one he was excited to write.

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  • Mark
  • 18-11-18

Stephen Booth has a reliable formt with his books

Stephen Booth has a reliable format with his books and is consistant with twists and turns in the plot to keep you interested but I got a bit bored with the amount of time spent on personal issues of the characters in this one. I found it a bit distracting from the story. Narrator Mike rogers did a good job with this one.