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Summary

When the decomposed remains of a body are found entombed in the depths of a disused Manchester cotton mill, Detective Chief Inspector Rachel King is called in to investigate the grisly discovery.

With gunshot wounds to the knees, this was no accident. This was murder. But the question is: was this a gangland killing or a murder motivated by a deadly secret closer to home? 

With the help of DS Elwyn Price, Rachel must follow the trail evidence where it takes her. But who can she trust? And who in this notorious area knows more than they’re admitting to? 

Meanwhile, Rachel has a secret of her own. How long can she keep her pregnancy from her colleagues before she has to face up to the reality of her relationship with the shadowy character Jed McAteer?

Rachel faces a race against time. Can she uncover the dark secrets of the past and catch the killer - before it’s too late?

©2020 Helen Durrant (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Well I was enjoying it...

Then it ended all to quickly, not sure what happened but the book was brought to a close in rather a rush. Left me very disappointed.

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Fast moving storyline. Very enjoyable

Good narration. Easy to follow plot. l will certainly look for other audible books by this author.

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Just didn’t engage me & the narration is wrong!

I reached chapter 15 and nothing about the story had engaged me. I also found the characters uninteresting. My biggest problem with this book though is the narration. I acknowledge that I found that so distracting, that it may have effected my enjoyment of the story. The narration is accurate, with good tone and pace, but this story is set in Manchester, Northern England for heaven’s sake. There is lots of dialogue between Police Officers and within families, all delivered in an education London accent. There is no attempt at anything else, not even a slight attempt at a Lancashire accent. The lack of authenticity is very distracting. Perhaps the story would have been experienced as much better with a narrator like Becky Hindley, or at least someone who could attempt a more authentic accent.

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Abrupt Ending

Thought this was going to have a big reveal at the end. But no. Very disappointing abrupt ending. Listened to other books by this writer which were good. But cannot reccomend this one.

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Great story, well written and narrated

I love this series of books from Helen Durrant and Lucy Price-Lewis really brings the characters to life.

This book doesn’t disappoint, it’s a great listen and and Rachel is a likeable lead character, juggling a senior role in the police force, as well as bringing up children and starting a new family after her divorce. The regular supporting characters play an integral part of the book, and the friendships between the characters, and their day to day life is as interesting as the crime - main storyline.

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A really interesting book

I could not put this book down full of twists and turns, with loads of inreague. I really enjoyed the narration and it enhanced it with the different voices. this is one I will read again.***

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RACHEL DECIDES

Finding this was a pleasant surprise not marked as Book 4, but was indeed the follow up to Book 3.
it was another great story, though I had guessed the boss long before it materialised, however kept you on your toes and was a great listen.
Just loved the detective and her background.

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Didn’t hold my interest

The character Elwyn was so irritating. The story was ok but won’t be purchasing another by this author