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Read Between the Lies

The John Handful Mysteries, Book 5
Narrated by: Gerard Marquez
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

In a remote town on the Suffolk coast, the local residents are stalked by a brutal killer.

After the sighting of strange lights in the sky, the dismembered, burnt remains of the local RAF base commander are discovered in his car. An autopsy reveals that the victim showed signs of exposure to high radiation levels.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela White enlists the aid of both John Handful and local reporter Yazmin Nash. The level of radiation the killer leaves in its wake should have killed any normal man by now, but the murders continue: the killer appears to be both more and less than human. And then when a leading government minister arrives the pressure is on for Handful to solve the case not only quickly but also quietly, by any means possible.

Until a strange craft is discovered...

Handful then turns from hunter to hunted, where everyone is playing for the highest stakes, and where violence becomes the only solution....

©2018 Andrew Hixson (P)2019 Andrew Hixson

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I like this audio book i have gave it 5 out of 5 I have all 3 of Andrew Hudson audio books I have there are more to come

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 09-06-19

Kept Me Guessing!

Read Between the Lies by Andrew Hixson is so well done! I love it when I do not have it figured out and have to keep guessing. The author is greatly talented and writing suspense and mystery. I liked the character of John Handful. I thought the narrator, Gerard Marquez was great bringing the characters to life. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Another great listen.

The series continues to improve. It was a good series when it started and it just gets better book by book. I would definitely recommend this audio-book and the John handful series as a whole.

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  • mani
  • 11-05-19

Read between the Lies

This audio book is an interesting and suspenseful addition to the John Handful Mysteries. I am enjoying listening to the available audiobooks.

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  • Pierre-Olivier Gagnon
  • 11-12-19

A surprising change of pace

As a disclaimer, I was offered a copy of this book for the sake of an honest review.

Read Between the Lies is a different beast from the rest of the John Handful series. Hixson moves away from the classic murder mystery and delves into a more political, and ghastly, kind of suspense.

The result is a good, action-filled investigation that will keep you on your toes.

The narration is, sadly, very uneven. Gerard Marquez has a nice voice. However, I felt that his expression did not always follow the mood of the text, especially in dialogues. Moreover, there are numerous occasions where the narration skips back one line, and repeats passages. Aside from that, it remains very listenable.

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  • david sue
  • 06-12-19

Somewhat poor editing

Many lines are repeated with different inflection. I’m not sure if they need someone to listen to it first before selling it, but it was very distracting. The story also was.. hard to follow. The protagonists would be running for their lives one minute, then the next minute they’ll be chatting with a guy and his dog? I don’t know if I missed something in between.

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  • J. Hart
  • 02-12-19

A good story, but...

I wish that I could have given this audio book a higher rating. Andrew Hudson wrote a very good story and Gerard Marquez did a good job with the narration, but the editing was severely lacking. I almost gave up on the book several times due to the same line being repeated over in over. I think that, with a better editir, This would have been a great listen.

I was given this audio book at my request and am voluntarily leaving this review.

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  • Myrna
  • 29-10-19

won't be looking for others in the series

Received a bonus code for an honest review. Was not impressed with the narrator and found the story dragging.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 08-10-19

Good Story

As with all of the books in this series, this one is very well written. Other than the numerous repeated phrases, I could find no flaws. A more professional sound editor could have prevented that.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 08-09-19

Haunting thriller

Something is brutally mutilating bodies but is it human or alien. This book has an amazing storyline and an equally amazing narrator. Well written and absolutely creepy if you love supernatural thrillers this is the book for you.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 19-08-19

I found the mystery quite engaging...

Andrew Hixson keeps improving! This time I actually felt connected to the story... and it was really guite engaging. The mystery, around which the story revolves,  really worked, but alas, our hero (John Handful) is just hopeless at times! He has a propensity to trust his eyes and not his gut instincts, he over analyzes about whether or not to jump, when he should be Freaking Jumping, and this always gets him into trouble! As in previous books in this series, characters often make the most nonsensical, almost laughable decisions, so yeah, that needs to be addressed, but otherwise I think that this the best one yet! Also there still seems to be a few loose ends like for instance who's driving the dark Audi? Why are they surveilling him?
I'm not sure why we have a new narrator as Michael Sharp's narration was perfectly acceptable in bk 4, but I have to admit Gerard Marquez gave a great performance!
The major problem I had with this audiobook, was with the production itself! The audio version of the book had so many mistakes... just within the first 3 or 4 chapters, there was a handful of repeated words and/or phrases, and those goofy mistakes were shotgunned throughout the entire book! So, Grrrrrr on the audio editor who allowed those mistakes to slip by! The overall rating slipped down a 🌟 because of the editor, and hopefully that will be fixed soon...

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  • Reggie
  • 06-08-19

Something is on a killing spree...is it human?

Good story. We follow PI John Handful as he investigates a murder. When the grossly mutilated bodies begin to pile up, and the government takes over the investigation, John begins to wonder...is there any correlation between the murders and sightings of a UFO? This is a gripping tale of murder and something sinister. Will Handful survive this case?
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Deedra
  • 29-06-19

Read between the lies

This was a very good story,that I nearly gave up on.Narration by Gerard Marquez was fair to good at times.There were many repeated lines,especially at the beginning of sentences.There were long gaps between words in some sentences.He has a nice voice though. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.