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Lost River

Narrated by: Mike Rogers
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Summary

A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl among crowds of visitors in the tourist hotspot of Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Neilds, the dead girl's family.

As he gets to know them, Cooper begins to suspect that one of them is harbouring a secret - a secret that the whole family might be willing to cover up.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Diane Fry has a journey of her own to make - a journey back to her roots. As she finds herself drawn into an investigation of her own among the inner city streets of Birmingham, Fry realises there is only one person she can rely on to provide the help she needs.

But that man is Ben Cooper, and he's back in Derbyshire, where his suspicions are leading him towards a shocking discovery on the banks of another Peak District river.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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Intriguing

This books is so much better than the last one; largely because they narrator was as million times better (&I'm not exaggerating!) Great story, Worthing listening to.


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Great Cooper and fry

As all ways a great story,
In this book it was good to see them working apart but still needing help from each other.
Also good to dig in to Frye passed to make her character have a sensitive side.

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Utterly boring!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone with a profound interest in police regulations.

What will your next listen be?

Something with a bit more action.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He sounded as bored as I felt! Brummy accent awful!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lost River?

All the detail of police regulations, which was most of the book.

Any additional comments?

I persevered, but found I did not care about any of the characters, or what happened to them, so gave up listening a little after half way. It just never got going.

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