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Hidden on the Fens

DI Nikki Galena Series 11
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: DI Nikki Galena, Book 11
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Detective Joseph Easter's daughter discovers a cottage hidden in some trees on a large fenland farm. Someone has been living there.

The farm owner's wife has been receiving sinister pagan artifacts, including a witch's knife. Are they some sort of warning or message?

Joseph and his daughter search the cottage and find an old satchel. Inside are photos of a beautiful girl, Jennifer Cowley. She went missing 15 years ago. She'd been stalked by a young man, who was convicted of her murder, even though her body was never found.

When DI Nikki Galena examines the cottage, she finds something far worse.

And in the satchel is a more recent photo of a girl who looks just like Jennifer.

The man who killed Jennifer is recently out of prison. Has he struck again?

At the same time, DC Cat Cullen and Dave Harris are trying to get evidence against a man who preys on widowed older women. Vernon Deacon is seemingly a pillar of society, with very influential friends. But his victims aren't believed, so their job is not easy.

©2020 Joy Ellis (P)2020 Tantor

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Brilliant as usual.

Loved this thriller story. Love all the characters Nicki, Joseph and all the team. I hope it won’t be too long before we get another story from the Fen’s always a good ending to Joy Ellis’s books.

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Narrator is Crap!

The narrator has such a monotone voice that it is very difficult to follow, to the point of not wanting to.
Shame, because Joy Ellis writes a good book, but ruined in this instance by the narrator.
Also, why do you have to give one star to rate something, I would give her any stars!

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Brilliant, filled with twists and turns.

Has you trying to prempt the conclusion, but being thrown in different directions. Very good a d one of my favourite Joy Ellis books.

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Love love love

Excellent as always, amazingly written and read. Please hurry with the next, I'm willing to beg , lol

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Joy Ellis thanks for another cracker.

As usual a brilliant story with many twists and turns, in the comforting presence of much loved characters 😊

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Just love Joy Ellis' style

Never been disappointed in any of her books & this is no exception. had to listen through the night to complete the book. Well worth it. Brabo madam excellent book

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Narrator awful

I don’t know why someone insists on this narrator, she is awful and ruins what is a decent story.

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Another great listen

Loved the twists and turns of this latest case for the team at Greenburgh police. Great characters

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My favourite detective stories

The characters that Joy describes so wonderfully in her books are brought to life through the amazing vocal talents of Henrietta Meire.
Having listened to this most recent adventure, I've now restarted the series from book one. I'm loving listening to the development of the characters all over again, knowing where they're going. I'm so looking forward to the next story.

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Brilliant - as expected

I have waited for this book and downloaded it the day it was released. It didn’t disappoint. I like to think I’m an experienced fan of Joy’s book but I didn’t see the twist in this one.
I have to say that whilst I have read a few poor reviews of the narrator, I really like her. I think she adds life to the characters and really involves you in the story.
Only problem now... how long to wait until the next Joy Ellis book?

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  • Wayne
  • 26-05-20

Ends in cliffhanger!

I'm down rating HIDDEN ON THE FENS one star because it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger not made obvious in the publishers summary. The prior 10 novels in the DI Nikki Galena have all been standalone. Hidden on the Fens is an excellent modern detective novel with great narration. I have enjoyed all eleven books in the series.

British author Joy Ellis currently has three active series and is releasing new novels at the rate of one every three months. All three series are of the modern detective genre and all are set on the English east cost area known as the fens.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 12-05-20

Loved it

These books are SO good! Nikki and Joseph - and Tamsin and Niall - get involved in an “old house in the woods” mystery. At the same time, other members of the team are investigating rape charges and trying to make the charges stick. Do the two cases have anything in common?

I was disappointed when I figured out who the murderer was. Then, wham!, that solution was blown out of the water. I had no clue how this would end and I like it that way.

Well worth waiting for. Another excellent novel by Ms Ellis and a great narration by Henrietta Meire.

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  • Julie Jones
  • 07-05-20

This series is not the best of Ellis

The supposedly brilliant detective comes across as not very bright and also a little tedious. Otherwise, this is a serviceable thriller.

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  • Islandgirl
  • 30-04-20

Another book to folly this story line

Henrietta Meire's past narration were great,you can tell each character. This book they all run into each other, half the time I could not figure out the men from the women.

That being said, I hope there is a continuation of the story line, because we were left hanging.. It is very clear who the killer is, and it is not the guy arrested.

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  • Garden Womble
  • 01-07-20

Excellent!

Another excellent story in the DI Galena series. Seems to be the last available one for now, so that's a shame! I have enjoyed all the books in this series and hope there will be another. This one was really dark and twisted....such sad circumstances. I'm definitely not cut out to do DI Galena's job!

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  • alma
  • 16-06-20

Truth Cannot Be Hidden

Very interesting crime story. The tragedy of child abuse, the gossip surrounding a person's behavior, the greed in the center of a dysfunctional family, and the unknown strength within are hidden gems exposed in this story. The family dynamics are tragic, but good emerges. Narration is great.

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  • Marydior
  • 13-06-20

Great!

I’ve enjoyed every book in this series and this one was no exception. It may be the best yet.
Although it is a series, each book stands on its own. Great narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-20

Another great Joy Ellis mystery

Keeps you listening. with rapt attention. it's the Audible Version of a page-turner! A must read for all mystery fans