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Sleepless in Scotland

The Penningtons, Book 3
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

From USA Today best-selling author May McGoldrick, Sleepless in Scotland is a charming tale of loss, justice, and passion. 

Captain Ian Bell is a tortured man fighting through grief and guilt over the loss of his sister. When she went missing, he searched for months until he found her remains. Now, three years later as the deputy lieutenant of Fife, Ian still hunts for her murderer in the dangerous criminal underworld of Edinburgh. He is the "Night Watch" bent on revenge even as he saves others from the same violent fate that claimed his sister. Then one night, a young woman narrowly escapes death and lands at his feet...his late sister’s best friend, Phoebe Pennington.  

Lady Phoebe Pennington - dreamer and storyteller to her family - is a committed reformer writing articles anonymously for an Edinburgh newspaper. One night, in an effort to acquire documents embarrassing to the city’s political leaders, Phoebe descends into the corrupt and seething netherworld known as the Vaults. When she tries to save a street urchin from an assailant, she becomes the target of a violent attack, only to be saved by the one man she has desired for years.  

Ian’s attraction to Phoebe is as undeniable as it is unexpected, and she awakens in him passions he thought long dead. Fearful that she doesn’t understand the dangers of this criminal world, he is determined to save her from the risks she takes. 

Phoebe’s blood burns for Ian, but when she learns that he may be implicated in the scandal she is set on exposing, she finds herself torn between love and truth. But even as they strive to find the meaning of trust, fate is taking a hand. For Phoebe is the only one who has seen the face of the killer, and the sinister shadows of evil are closer than they imagine.

©2018 Nikoo K. and James A. McGoldrick (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-19

excellent narrator

I thought the story was overall good, but the main character told a Lot of lies at the beginning that made me dislike her at the inception. I nearly returned the book at that point. I decided to keep listening though &. she does improve as the story goes on. it's worth a listen an for all the interesting little plot twists, and because the narrator is quite good. Easy to listen to, with a voice that supports well, without actually taking away from the story as some heavily accented narrators do.

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  • Nana Mar
  • 08-04-19

Good History, weak story

It was confusing yet suspenseful. The romance characters needed more background, and the villan more information. I found it confusing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-19

Sleepless in Scotland

I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and characters. It was exciting and had me wanting to jump ahead with each page. I would highly recommend the Penningts to Scottish stories.