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  • DI Tessa Burns, Book 2
  • By: S.A. Dunphy
  • Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Only the Children

By: S.A. Dunphy
Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh
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Summary

The little girl stares up at Tessa, trembling so hard her whole body shakes. Her brothers stand clutching her hands, both pale with shock. ‘They told us not to speak,’ she finally whispers. But the terror in her tear-filled eyes tells Tessa all she needs to know…

When a cargo ship runs aground off the Irish coast, the police are horrified to find the captain dead at the helm, the crew missing, and three little red-haired children, terrified but unharmed, locked in the galley kitchen. As an expert detective running a child-centred taskforce, Detective Tessa Burns is called in to lead the case.

Despite Tessa’s best efforts, the children won’t reveal a thing–not even their own names. Slowly gaining their trust, Tessa uncovers a deadly secret about their past–and the mystery of their missing parents’ whereabouts–that turns everything she thought she knew on its head. 

But just as it seems she’s cracked the case, Tessa’s team is attacked one dark night, and the youngest boy is kidnapped yet again. It’s clear the children are still in terrible danger. And when another senseless killing sends shockwaves through her team, Tessa realises the murderer is someone much closer to home than they could have ever imagined. Will she be able to uncover the truth in time, or will it be too late for her, and, most devastating of all, for the children…?

A totallyIrish police procedural with jaw-dropping twists. Perfect for fans of Patricia Gibney, Lisa Regan and Angela Marsons.

©2024 S.A. Dunphy (P)2024 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Absolute cracking Irish police procedural

Loved the narrators accent and distinct voices. Great team dynamic. Characters to love and loathe.
Dark, but not gory, good multi layered plot with loads of interest throughout. Straight into my books of the year!

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Exceptional.

Book 2 in the Tessa Burns series. Gripping story, great recurring characters and loved the narration. Cannot wait for the next in the series after binge listening the first two as soon as they were released.

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