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Summary

A young woman, out jogging in the woods, finds a body.

Eleanor Blackwood discovers a woman's body in the same spot in the woods where her mother was strangled eighteen years previously. But before the police can get there, the body vanishes.

Is Eleanor's disturbed mind playing tricks on her again, or has her mother's killer resurfaced? And what does the number on the dead woman's forehead signify?

©2016 Leigh Russell. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Awful narration.

So so story. Awful narration. It was a struggle to finish it. Not worth it.

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I struggled to finish

I found the narration difficult to get past, I think the narrator was trying to see how many R's she could get into each work. all the characters came across as dim witted country bumkins.
The story was equally contrived and I pretty much worked out who, where and why half way through the story.

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good story, got the plot early on though

good story, but too descriptive. some chapters went on far too long due to this reason.

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Meh!

Would you try another book written by Jane Holland or narrated by Anna Parker-Naples?

Maybe, but definitely not the narrator

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The story line would have been ok I think ...

Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Parker-Naples’s performances?

no

If this book were a film would you go see it?

probably not as I don't usually go to the cinema

Any additional comments?

I skipped the last 10 chapters jumped straight to epilogue because I couldn't stand the narrators voice any longer.

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story...... what story?

found this to be a very long, drawn out, tedious and pointless read...... there was far to much going on with very little to the actual story line that pulled u in!! it went so far of the mark at points that I couldn't actually tell if I was reading a comedy or a thriller!!

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Girl number one.

Good story line. Keeps you interested 'll the way through. I like the narrator of this book too!

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Excellent story, fantastic narration, great ending

Really impressed by this story based close to where I live so the narration was important and what a tremendous job she did.

The story was paced correctly with twists and turns leaving you guessing.

I seldom read a book that keeps me listening acutely but this was one of those books.

Thoroughly recommended

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very Enjoyable

Excellent pace, great story, well narrated. Definite 5 stars. This well crafted tale keeps you guessing.

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Irritating accent.

The story line line wasn’t too bad, but i found the readers accent very irritating. That, with the fact that the main police character was less than sympathetic with the main character,who had suffered a traumatic incident in her childhood, really didn’t ring true. Couldn’t get into the story at all.

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Fairly transparent and comical narration at times

The story lacked any major twists or turns and it was fairly obvious from very early one that the killer would be one of two people. The author laid it on so thick with one it had to be the other. Any suggestions of others perhaps being involved seemed like an after thought.
The narration involves very strong Cornish accents which are at times ridiculous. The police inspector’s voice made me laugh out loud because it was so silly. Narrator often forgot whose character she was playing and got the wrong one.
Fairly dull but ultimately easy listening book. Narration did no favours to the book on this one.

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  • Davida R Clifton
  • 06-11-16

Boring

you knew who the killer was very early...the writing was dry...everything about this book was completely boring

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  • rachel w
  • 05-05-17

Narration was torture

It's hard to rate the actual story because the narration is just unbearable. The accents/voices for different characters, especially male, are just bad. The story is ok, drags on a bit in a somewhat predictable fashion, but do yourself a favor and read this one instead of listening if you must.

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  • mrsc
  • 26-01-17

Might have liked it.

Could not hear narration of book, so wasn't able to "read" it. Don't know what the issue was.