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The Detective's Daughter, Book 2
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Series: The Detective's Daughter, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Stella Darnell’s father died a year ago, but she has not moved on. He was Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and cleaning his house, Stella discovers a folder of photographs in his darkroom. The oldest photograph is dated 1966; to the very day the Moors Murderers were sent to prison for life. As Stella inches closer to the truth, the events of that day begin to haunt her too...

©2014 Lesley Thomson (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Lesley Thomson is a class above" (Ian Rankin)
"Skilfully evokes the era and slow-moving childhood summers... A study of memory and guilt with several twists" ( Guardian)
"This is a haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot" ( Sunday Times)
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Boring

I didn't understand the story and found it confusing, the narrator didn't help much. I always rely on the rating when choosing my books but I guess this isn't the best way to ensure a good listen.

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nice follow on

really good follow on from detectives daughter. you could even read this without reading the first which I like. sometimes a bit hard going and hard to follow dates but maybe due to my lapse in concentration!
look forward to the next instalment!

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Didn't get this story

I'm afraid I struggled with this book understanding the actual story line . I kept with it because I love Annie aldington . But as a story I didn't enjoy nor get .

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Excellent again....

Don't be put off by the different narrator (from the first in this series on audible) as you soon get used to the different voice and obviously, the characters and their quirks remain the same.
This story is, at times, a little hard to keep up with, but was thoroughly enjoyed nonetheless and I especially loved the continuation from 'The Detective's daughter' and how Terry's name was kept alive. Stella and Jack almost feel like real people now....
I think I will miss this audible book as it has been my companion Over the last 10 days! Looking forward to the next now and seeing how things progress. Would recommend to anyone who likes a crime/detective novel with a good twist !

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Oh dear. Not a patch on The Detectives Daughter!

Oh dear! I loved The Detective’s Daughter but this was not up to the same standard. I listened on Audible and I hate to not finish a book but I struggled to get to the end of this one.

Nothing much seemed to happen until the last third of the book and then it did begin to get a bit more interesting. The audiobook is 15 ½ hours long and I really think the story could have been told in half that time and would have been a better book.

Such a shame, but I will give book 3 in the series a try in the hope that it’s more like the first in the series.

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DISAPPOINTING

Very hard to follow. Quite boring. Found my mind wandering an awful lot. Way too long. The only saving grace was that it was read by the fabulous Annie Aldington.

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Confusing!

My first book by this writer - and she is no doubt a brilliant writer - but I don't think I can finish this book.. I can't really take any more. Excellent descriptive writing, - sometimes I got lost in the wonderful descriptions.. However, my god this book is confusing. Sooo many names, dates, dates dates.. I didn't mind switching from 2012 to 1966 .. it was things like...21st June 1999 - driver question mark, reason... question mark... victim.. question mark.. and Stella goes through these lists over and over again! Ad Nauseum! Fact after fact after fact... Please just give me the story... none of this stuff is necessary. Why mention the Moors murderers? ... Maybe later in the book the reader finds out. The parts I have enjoyed most so far are in 1966... and hearing about Stella's mother. No sorry... I cannot continue with the book.. rather than relaxing me or keeping me engaged it is frustrating me.

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Fantastic story

Really well written and excellent narration made for a gripping storyline with red herrings, twists in the tale and likeable characters

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Gripping

Fantastic story I was hooked. Brilliantly narrated by Annie Adlington as always. Very enjoyable book

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Wow that was hard going

Needed pen and paper to keep up with this good story but to complex to listen too needs reading but Annie is an excellent orator