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Nine Elms

Kate Marshall, Book 1
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Series: Kate Marshall, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

From the breakthrough international best-selling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking novel about a disgraced female detective's fight for redemption. And survival.

Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly became a nightmare.

15 years after those catastrophic, career-ending events, a copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.

Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. But there's much more than her reputation on the line: Kate was the original killer's intended fifth victim...and his successor means to finish the job.

©2019 Robert Bryndza (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Twisty, dark and layered.... A superb start to what promises to be another stand out series." (M. W. Craven)

"Gripping from start to finish. I will wait with bated breath for the next Kate Marshall thriller." (Rachel Abbott)

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A bit gruesome

It was at my full horror level but I did finish it. There are a lot worse out there, I know, and I will read others write by him.

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Chilling

Well written full of twists & turn. So gruesome and bloody. Love all the characters and well played.
Narrator was marvellous. Well done.
More book Robert Bryndza and thank you.

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A bit too far fetched to be totally enjoyable.

The story was fast moving, and the plot was quite good, but a lot of the responses and actions just aren't how people behave!

It was worth reading, but not so enjoyable as others by this author.

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Another Great book!

I could not stop listening to this book. A great thriller with interesting characters and the story kept you engrossed right to the end. The narration was also superb and she brought all the characters to life.

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very enjoyable great narrator

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Disappointed

Had to stop listening after half an hour as the narrator was so irritating. She sounded like she was reading to children in a library!
I’ve loved all Robert Bryndza’s other books with Erica Foster, the narrator was excellent, she made the characters come to life.
I’ll probably have to read the book rather than listen .

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slow start

slow start. Did get better. Narrator at times irritating telling you who said what too many times breaking the flow

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Brilliant start to a new series

I have to say that the very best thing about this audio book is the change in narrator. Now, at last, a brilliant author is read by somebody who understands how punctuation affects how prose is read, who is consistent when reading dialogue so that every character has a distinct and recognisable voice and who is very competent at performing accents.
This is probably the best 'Robert Bryndza' yet.
Do you think there is any chance that all of the 'Erika Foster' books could be re-released read by Kristin Atherton ?

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Not bad

Enjoyed it however the neatly packaged ending was frustrating.

I will buy the next book..

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Thrilling!

Absolutely riveting, I couldn’t put it down!
I love the author he always comes up with something brilliant. Looking forward to his next book ....

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  • Margaret Rose STRINGER
  • 03-06-20

Like the new heroine, but ..

There are a couple of examples of shark-jumping, here.

Kate Marshall is a pleasant relief from the miserable Erika Foster, whose specialty is going on and on and ON about the death of her husband (it's no wonder she has 2 friends - and she's lucky to have <b>them</b>).

Anyway: Bryndza continues with his writer's trick of letting us know all about the perpetrator(s) and having us wanting to point and shout "Behind you !". It's a perfectly viable way to write about a murderer, and he can make it work.

For me, there are too many times when he writes a smallish scene and then just walks away from it; leaving me wondering "So what was that all about ?".

But, regardless of my carping, I did enjoy "Nine Elms", and will certainly read Bryndza's next Kate Marshall.

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