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Fire Damage

A Jessie Flynn Investigation, Book 1
Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

'The girl knows,' he whispered....

Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatised, and it's up to psychologist Dr. Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who 'the girl' is - but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him.

Meanwhile, Jessie's former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan - the problem is the only suspect refuses to talk.

When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, Jessie and Ben's cases converge. Soon it's clear that the mystery in Afghanistan began with a secret much closer to home. And a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried....

©2016 K.T. Medina (P)2016 K.T. Medina

Critic reviews

Praise for Kate Medina: "A huge new talent." (Mo Hayder)
"Unsettling and evocative...an impressive debut." ( The Times)
"Mightily impressive...a fine, taut story with many topical issues." ( Independent on Sunday)
"A stunning debut." ( Sunday Mirror)
"The unexpected twists and turns throughout the course of the book left me unable to prise myself away.... Tess is the most compelling female protagonist I have come across in a long time." ( Stylist)
"A remarkable debut." ( Independent)

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excellent read

loved it, the narrator is brilliant and flicks between the characters with ease. this is the third book I've read of hers and she chooses her stories well. Excellent Storyline with a final twist. I'm already looking forward to my next read.

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Throughly enjoyed this. Didn’t see the ending

As always Clare Corbett gets it right - for me she is a dream to listen too.
Loved the characters even those you don’t like. Didn’t expect it to be set around the War in Afghanistan or the army so it made a huge change from middle England. Already bought book 2 and hope to enjoy it as much as no did this one.

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  • 20-09-19

Decent story but very tedious

The story is good, the characters are well developed and the author is clever to have come up with such a good plot. Unfortunately a large amount of dialogue is so boring. I kept switching off and day dreaming which I don’t normally do whilst listening to audio books. The book had a lot of potential so it was a shame. The story was could probably have been told in half the amount of time.
The narrator is very good although her child voice is extremely creepy which made it hard to feel any compassion for the young boy.
The main character is extremely annoying. She comes across as an unprofessional, arrogant, useless psychologist with a huge chip on her shoulder. It’s impossible to like her and I’m deterred from reading more books in the series.