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Hostage to Murder

Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. 

Rory's invitation to work alongside her in her booth at the Cafe Virginia is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories - all welcome distractions from Lindsay's problems at home, where her long-term lover, Sophie, has decided to heed the ticking of her biological clock and get pregnant. But when a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory are invited to trade journalism for detection. 

The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation. It's a journey that brings a whole new dimension of risk into Lindsay's life. Back in Glasgow, it becomes clear that Lindsay and Rory have stumbled into a bigger, more violent piece of business than either of them could have guessed - and one which will test Lindsay to her absolute limits.

©2003 V.L. McDermid (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A predictable outcome

I had high expectations of this book having enjoyed Val McDermind's other titles very much. This story, however, seemed to reveal itself too early. The reader's very strong local accent masked other accents she tried to mimic from Russion to Geordie and that became very distracting.

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Pros and cons

Having read other books in this series I thought this story had a good storyline with various twists and turns. The ending was a bit far-fetched but otherwise very imaginative. Unfortunately the accents (especially Northern Irish) were somewhat off the mark which took away from the listening enjoyment in places.