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Summary

DI Hillary Greene is called out to attend a suspicious death at Three Oaks Farm in the picturesque village of Steeple Barton. 

The large farmhouse is filled with music and revellers, but when she steps into the farm’s cowshed, Hillary finds a dead bride. Dressed in a sumptuous white wedding gown, the young, beautiful redhead has clearly been strangled. But not everything is what it seems, and the victim turns out to be at the centre of a web of jealousy and intrigue in the close-knit village. Many of the villagers have a motive for murdering her, but they’re not giving up their secrets easily. 

Can Hillary discover the real reason for this brutal crime and cope with the spiralling revelations about her dead ex-husband?

©2017 Faith Martin (P)2018 Tantor Media Inc

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Rubbish Narrator

How did Audible allow this OK book be ruined by such awful narration ? The reading was like a dirge with the only inflections being in the wrong places- especially on the last word of a sentence The mispronunciation of quite ordinary words was also jarring Come on Audible You have lots of fabulous readers I won't be ordering any other book narrated by Gemma Dawson

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Competent but dull

Good to listen to while gardening or, perhaps, sleeping. The narrator plods doggedly onwards, sometimes seeming dangerously close to running out of puff before the end of the sentence, and not paying too much attention to the pronunciation of difficult words. A leaden book with a well-matched narrator.

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Abandoned due to overlong sentences ...

The story and central character are intriguing and I'd like to know who/why dunnit but not enough to bother to finish this book ... weird pronunciation by the narrator + amazingly long, boring, endlessly descriptive sentences put me off. This author should try to emulate Agatha Christie's short, pithy sentences.

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good read

this is a new author for me and I am loving this series only thing is it does not do all the audio

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great story, sadly let down

performance let down by the readers miss pronunciations
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New to this Author

I've only read two books by this Author and couldn't put them down .
so just treated myself to two more I'm sure they will be ever bit as enjoyable.

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Sounded like a news report

This is the first book that I have read by Faith Martin. The story was OK, I don't feel like we got to know the characters but this could be due to the fact that the narrator sounded like a newsreader. I was relieved when it was finished.

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Sad twist in the tail

Hilary Green achieves results without resorting to feminine whiles. Clever, unsentimental. Hard slog and intuition both contribute

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The reader has a nice voice but a really annoying way of never pausing. Some weird pronunciation, too, of quite common words. The story is quite listenable-to but rather lacklustre and, somehow, you don't build any empathy for or dislike of any of the characters. I didn't manage to finish it and I don't really care what happens to Hillary.