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Purged

Matt Hunter, Book 1
Narrated by: Ben Higgins
Series: Matt Hunter, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

Matt Hunter lost his faith a long time ago. Formerly a minister, now a professor of sociology, he’s writing a book that debunks the Christian faith while assisting the police with religiously motivated crimes.

On holiday with his family in Oxfordshire, Matt finds himself on edge in a seemingly idyllic village, but when a local girl goes missing, he's caught up in an investigation that brings memories to the surface he would prefer to stay buried deep…He must draw on his theological knowledge to catch the killer.

©2017 Peter Laws (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Gripping until the last

A great well paced thrilling story with engaging and likeable characters. My 'must read' of 2017. Can't wait to read more featuring Matt Hunter and more by the excellent author Peter Laws.

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A great horror/thriller with a different thread

Different to other thrillers i have read due to the religious/ spiritual element. I great murder mystery and thriller well writen and narrated.

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Brilliant

I really enjoyed this book it's dark and hopeful, tense and funny and time flies by. The world created is so recognisable as our own yet slightly mysterious and strange. I am starting the second book immediately. Can't wait you scooby doofus

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A profound, disturbing and addictive read.

Religion comes into a lot of novels, especially in the horror genre, and usually it's a reaction to main story or is part of the background. In Purged, religion is central, but it isn't Christianity that is put under the microscope, it's people's reactions and actions motivated by beliefs and the different ways they behave in order to express their beliefs or 'save' others, as well as the preconceptions we all hold towards spiritual beliefs not our own.

Peter Laws is uniquely placed to explore these themes and has delivered a profound, disturbing and addictive read. I loved it!

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Well...I'm hooked.

what a book! I'm exhausted. Been taken on a journey and now know the characters like they're my own friends and family. Amazing.

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Great story

Really enjoyed the book, great story, wonderful characters and a wonderful glimpse in to the mind of the disturbed minister who wrote it. I will be listening to the rest.

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  • 28-02-19

I didn't get very far

This audiobook seemed a little too dark for me. Thanks to Audible, I returned it for a credit.