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Impostor

By: LJ Ross
Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

From the international number one best-selling author of the DCI Ryan Mysteries. 

After an elite criminal profiling unit is shut down amid a storm of scandal and mismanagement, only one person emerges unscathed. Forensic psychiatrist Doctor Alexander Gregory has a reputation for being able to step inside the darkest minds to uncover whatever secrets lie hidden there, and soon enough he finds himself drawn into the murky world of murder investigation.

In the beautiful hills of County Mayo, Ireland, a killer is on the loose. Panic has a stranglehold on its rural community, and the Garda are running out of time. Gregory has sworn to follow a quiet life, but when the call comes, can he refuse to help their desperate search for justice? 

Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Irish landscape. LJ Ross is a self-published literary sensation whose books have sold over four million copies in paperback, ebook and audio.   

©2019 LJ Ross (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Another fantastic series by L J Ross

I am a huge fan of Ms Ross’s DCI Ryan series so I pre-ordered this new book, the first in a completely new series and couldn’t wait to listen. I was not disappointed.

Instead of Northumberland this book is set in County Mayo, Ireland and the countryside and the community of people living there are brilliantly portrayed. The story itself is a well written, gripping whodunit, with plenty of likely suspects and I didn’t guess who the killer was. However I did guess the final twist in the epilogue fairly early in the book, though it didn’t detract from my enjoyment. Doctor Alexander Gregory is a great character and I look forward to getting to know him better in future books. I also loved the fact that our old friend Ryan got a couple of mentions!

The narration by Hugh Dancy was amazing. Bring on the next in the series!

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excellent

I was wary on this book at first. however, LJ Ross has done it again. Alexander Gregory will make another good series and will look forward to reading more.

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LOVED

More narrating from Hugh Dancy pleeeease ! brilliant book. finished in one day. never done that before!

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Another masterpiece!!

A breakaway story from the much loved dci Ryan books. Approached through the eyes of the criminal psychologist. The characters are so real and as their lives are unravelled, your emotions are on a rollercoaster. Without giving anything away the conclusion is so unexpected that I'm totally in awe!!! Excellent book, thoroughly recommended.

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Excellent

I have read all the DCI Ryan books and loved all of them but this stand-alone was terrific. Was actually gutted to reach the end.

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Amazing tale

Superb! More please!!! Gripping from start to finish with excellent characterisation and twists and turns.

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A captivating read from start to finish.

Like all her other books, I loved every moment of this one. I dont know how she manages to write so many enthralling books in such a short period of time. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

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Never let's you down

Another good listen from LJ . Good narration and gripping story, love her flawed new hero

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Another excellent book from LJ Ross

Alex Gregory is a great character and a good follow up to DCI Ryan loved it

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FANTASTIC STORYLINE

I loved this story it had you sitting on the edge of your seat. Wasn't until the last few lines you found out the really story. I thought DCI Ryan was good but cant wait to listen to more about Alex and his work. Thank LJ Ross for this great story 💖

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 03-11-19

Great beginning to a new series

I am a major LJ Ross fan and I just love DCI Ryan and his team. This new series introduces the psychologist Alex Gregory.

The locale of County Mayo, Ireland is a departure from Ross’s previous books and it works well. Alex is invited over to help profile a killer in a small town. There are many suspects, several alibis, and a bunch of red herrings. It took quite a while for me to figure out who the killer was. In fact, it came as a big surprise. That’s a good book, in my opinion. And the epilogue made me exclaim out loud.

The narration was first rate. Very well done.

I am looking forward to more in this series, as long as Ryan comes back, too.

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  • VA Barnhill - Author
  • 05-11-19

Another Storytelling Triumph from LJ Ross

I’ve read everything LJ Ross has written. Her stories and style are compelling reads for me. However, now that I’ve just completed reading Impostor, I have to add riveting to the adjectives I associate with Louise’s books.(For me, riveting is a degree beyond compelling.)

This story is intense and vivid in imagery. As with the DCI Ryan series, she’s done another exemplary level of research, but of more significance for me, Louise has again translated her research into this story in a way that moves the story at a pace with only one negative outcome—I can’t put it down and it’s ending too soon, which now it has.

This book is unlike her DCI Ryan stories, an amazing feat, because the Ryan catalog is, on its own, so worth reading. And yet, one of the benefits of Ross’s Alex Gregory series is that it differs significantly in style from Ryan. Nothing lighthearted about Gregory, which has led me to add riveting to my Ross lexicon.

Thank you LJ Louise Ross. Looking forward to new releases in December.

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  • sarah courtman
  • 01-11-19

Very entertaining

A brisk and engaging story. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series. The narration was top notch!

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  • s. morrin
  • 16-11-19

New Character Very Successful

Have read all the DCI Ryan books, some more than once, and am thrilled that Ross is now giving us a new main character to enjoy. Hope there will be many more Alex Gregory books. His is an attractive and complex personality that can be taken off in many directions.

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  • Sharon
  • 15-11-19

Creepily entertaining

LJ Ross never disappoints. I look forward to the next in this series. Meanwhile, I'll be catching up with her Ryan series.

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  • barbara
  • 14-11-19

Imposter

Wow, what a start to the Alexander Gregory series, love every minite of this first book and will definitely be following onto thd ndxt book in Dec. Thr characters are just so special from the start and am sure I am going to be following this one, as much as I do DCI Ryan, who is my favourite character and I am hooked on for life. The narration is excellent.