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Shot Through the Heart Audiobook

Shot Through the Heart

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Publisher's Summary

Who can you turn to if not the police?

Essex, Christmas Day. As the residents of a small town enjoy their mince pies, shots ring out in the street. Five people are gunned down before the lone shooter turns his weapon on himself.

Grace Fisher, now Detective Inspector, is tasked with making some sense of this atrocity - all the more sensitive because the first of the victims was one of their own: a police officer. The case throws her back together with crime reporter Ivo Sweatman, but as she investigates it becomes clear that the police connection goes much deeper than she thought. As the evidence of corruption grows and she is obstructed at every turn, Grace knows she is walking further into danger. Then, her young key witness disappears....

What far-reaching compromises will Grace have to make to safeguard the innocent?

©2016 Isabelle Grey (P)2016 Quercus

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    FrannyC Oxford, UK 12/07/2017
    FrannyC Oxford, UK 12/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "A huge improvement on the first book"

    I found this a really enjoyable listen. The characters were more fleshed out than the previous book and the plot had greater momentum.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Robert Butler Long Eaton, UK 23/10/2016
    Mr Robert Butler Long Eaton, UK 23/10/2016 Listener Since 2007
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    "Second in the series but better than the first"

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book and I thought it was going to be a poor sequel to the first book in the series but I was wrong.

    I thought the story telling was better in this book and there was a little more action, although in common with the first book there is plenty of police corruption and dodgy dealings to last the full story. Whilst it might not have been entirely believable I felt we got to know some of the characters a little better in this story.

    Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the story for what it is and you'll enjoy the suspense and excitement as the case gets closer and closer to its conclusion. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    a white 31/08/2017
    a white 31/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story , great narration"

    This is the second book of 3 and although the 1st was good, this is better!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Freckles 18/08/2017
    Freckles 18/08/2017
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    "Full of suspense whilst down to earth"

    This is book 2 of a series about a female detective. I really enjoyed the first book and the second one was just as good. I found all of the characters really interesting, strong and believable. The story was gripping and full of moral dilemmas. Looking forward to the next one in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs CJ 28/06/2017
    Mrs CJ 28/06/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story"

    Although I find Grace a bit irritating at times, the moral dilemmas this author poses are very interesting. She makes the corruption believable as well as understandable whilst never leaving the reader in doubt as to when a line is crossed. This was a very clever story and I look forward to a lot more in this series. This would make a very good tv series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe Douglas 05/10/2016
    Zoe Douglas 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Listened in one day...loved it!"

    Really enjoyed this story and couldn't stop listening. Narrator excellent. Would recommend this audiobook wholehearted!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip 13/06/2016
    Philip 13/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent sequel."

    Grace continues in her solid way instigating a disturbing crime that a first looks nasty yet strength forward. Not so. Facing similar issues following her from her last case, in book 1, she pushes through to a good result. Compelling story moves at a good pace. I did not want to have to take breaks.......

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    isabella harley 13/04/2016
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    "better than expected"

    Really liked this one, pleased I couldn't predict the end. characters nicely built from the first book. I don't think you'd lose anything in the story line if you haven't read the previous book as the important stuff is subtly woven in. I would recommend. Good narrator.

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    Sarah Hopwood 29/05/2016
    Sarah Hopwood 29/05/2016
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    "slightly hard to follow "

    I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous title. a few too many stories happening at the same time with very weak links between them. In terms of performance, throughout the whole book I couldn't get past the fact that the journalist's name was pronounced Evo in the previous title but Ivo in this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 29/06/2017
    Rebecca 29/06/2017
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    "The narrator should talk to the Author"
    Any additional comments?

    The narrator needs to figure out whether Ivo is pronounced EEvo or EYEvo, as she switches back and forth in all 3 of the books in this series. It's a little annoying. Other than that, it was very good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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