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Summary

When the skeleton of a young woman is found near a West Midlands motorway, evidence suggests that it is that of teenager Molly James, who went missing five years ago.

Forensic psychologist Dr Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are called in to re-investigate Molly's case. The deeper they dig the dirtier the clues get, and when a second set of remains is unearthed Kate suspects they're looking for a Repeater: a killer who will adapt, grow and not stop until they are caught.

Will Dr Hanson manage to unravel the tangle of clues that the killer has left behind before he has a chance to take another innocent victim?

©2012 AJ Cross (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Annoying narrator

I'm only on Chapter 5 of the book so can't comment on the story as yet. However, I am already frustrated beyond belief by the narrator's way of reading. She pauses, constantly, in the most inappropriate places. For example, Mom chatting to pre-teen daughter "we need to ....... agree on ground rules and...... stick to......them". No-one talks like that. Ever. Then we have the players at a crime scene: "she watched as........the pathologist carefully......worked away the soil around......the bones". I find myself waiting for, and reacting to, the next inappropriate pause instead of just listening to the story. It detracts totally from the atmosphere she's supposed to be creating. I will persevere and give the author a chance but I won't be......buying anything by...... this..... narrator....ever again

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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JeanM

I found it extremely difficult to listen to this, the narration is poor, the Birmingham accent dire and as for the American accent, well I gave up at that point !!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Annie
  • Montignac sur Charente, France
  • 20-08-18

Interesting police drama

I enjoyed the premise of this novel but I can never understand why writers have to use stereotypes when creating the characters of children - Maisie, in this book, is one of the most annoying twelve year olds I have ever read about - every cliche used - precocious, bad tempered, rude, and I was almost wishing she'd be a victim of the serial killer or 'doer' as described. I normally enjoy Anna Bentinck's readings but she used a really irritating voice for the child. Kate was quite a sympathetic character but seemed unable to deal with her revolting child - no challenge over the discovery of little blue pills in the child's bedroom was just preposterous. The investigation, however, was really interesting and the way the author dealt with the emotions of the bereaved families was very well written.

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I rather enjoyed it despite Anna Bentinck

This is not the most original of stories, nor does it have the best narrator in Anna Bentinck, but it kept me amused for 16 hours, although there are rather too many irritating silences that should have been edited out, and if Anna could remember to speak normally ALL of the time that would have reduced the duration too, much of the narration is extremely stilted but other times the speech flows quite normally, it is irritating yes, but it's not the worst narration on Audible by a long chalk.

The story itself was not bad at all, not ground breaking but interesting and it had me jumping to the wrong conclusion twice.

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  • Kathy
  • Cornwall
  • 03-10-17

Not sure if the story is any good. Overshadowed by the narration.

Seriously, this
Is supposed to
Be a Birmingham
Accent?

Not only is it more like a combination of Yorkshire and Liverpool with a slight dash of Devon. But
The sentences
Are
Very
Disjointed and the female characters seem to
Speak. ..... in .... a very. Staccato way.
Still carrying on but feeling frustrated.

Definitely not bostin’

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Excellent

Well narrated and tense thriller actually listen to it twice. Great for long car journeys

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Breathtakingly bad

A dull & badly written novel combined with execrable narration meant I did not get beyond the third chapter.
The plot is drab and uninteresting and the narration a disgrace.
I shall be asking for my money back

3 of 4 people found this review helpful