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Summary

No good deed goes unpunished in this third thrilling instalment in the acclaimed Hull-based DS Aector McAvoy series.

From the Richard & Judy featuring, Sunday Times best-selling and Kindle chart-topping author of Dark Winter.

Philippa Longman did what we all aim to do. She did the right thing.

She's about to pay for it with her life....

DS McAvoy has spent his career playing by the rules. He has the scars to show for it.

And his latest case will take him into a world in which good intentions make no difference to those with a thirst for revenge.... Where ruthless killers go to any lengths to get their way.... And where the most powerful thing anyone can do is stand firm against the darkness.

Hooked on Hull? Then check out the fourth instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Taking Pity....

©2014 David Mark (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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Part 3 getting even better

As with the previous books a number of new and ongoing stories are skillfully blended. Complete in its own right it also sets up part 4 wonderfully.

Toby Longworth is a wonderful narrator who skilfully brings a range of accents to the story. Well worth listening to anything he narrates.

Hull and its environs are brought to life by a writer who knows and loves the area.

Recommended for lovers of detective stories with a wider edge.

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Another good book

A slow starter but hang in there when it gathers momentum you cannot stop listening. Well worth it.

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Factually incorrect

I have been enjoying this series, although they are quite gruesome. However a factual mistake (that would have been so easily checked) made me doubt whether I want to listen to more if the other is not capable of getting this single (but important to the plot) fact correct.
Psychiatrists ARE doctors. You have to complete medical training to become a Psychiatrist which you then study as a post graduate like any other medical speciality. It is not something you can give up medicine to go and study because it is easier as the plot tells. Perhaps he meant Psychology for which you do not require a Medical degree.
Perhaps not important to some but makes me doubt the integrity of the author’s research!

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Magic

Kept me guessing . Brilliant narration great story. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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Brilliant!

Brilliantly read with all the different characters.
Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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addictive and hard hitting love it

loved It, each book just gets better and better. I have the next book ready

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intriguing storyline

great plot just concerned about the final outcome of the McEvoy family at the end

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Excellent! Couldn’t put it down!

This book is excellent, really well written, richly drawn characters and a meaty, compelling story. I look forward to the other books in the series.

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This is part one

Before you buy this book I think it's useful for you to know: this is effectively part one.
It's ok to end a book with a cliffhanger and the beginning of the next story but that isn't what happens here.
There are two major story lines and neither of them are anywhere near resolved.
On top of that almost nothing happens in the first half of this book.
There is an awful lot of everyday descriptive detail in the style of people making cups of coffee and people brushing their teeth that I found very boring so I nearly gave up on it.
When you do get into the two stories, they aren't really up to the standard of the first two books.
One of the story lines can be summed up by the word 'thuggery'. There are no intricate plot twists here or clever clues, it's just brutish violence.
The other story line takes us into the minds of the victims as they are brutally murdered.
This kind of first-person experience takes us beyond entertainment and I fail to see how anyone can enjoy it.
It's too brutal, too real.
Once it gets going you get into the McAvoy character and you start to enjoy it but it is a very dissatisfying book for the reasons I've given.
If you enjoy the sort of soap opera every day detail and getting into the lives of the characters, then this book may well be for you especially if you are happy with really painful, brutal violence.
But if what you want is twists, subtle clues and a complex plot then you will be disappointed especially as absolutely nothing is resolved at the end. There's no intellectual challenge in this book whatsoever.
You aren't going to have the pleasure of seeing the clues revealed and seeing how it all fits together and to see if you were right. And the thuggery and brutal violence are beyond understanding.