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The Backpacker: A Detective Harriet Taylor Thriller

DC Harriet Taylor Thriller, Book 3
Narrated by: Siobhan Lumsden
Series: Detective Harriet Taylor, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

From number one best-selling author Stewart Giles comes a new detective story set on the Cornish coast, where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets. 

What is the secret at Landell's farm?

A girl’s body is found hidden in a remote spot of a Cornish farm - the same farm that a young girl ran toward to escape her pursuer many years before. Detective Harriet Taylor has to abandon her day off to investigate. 

As the forensics team get to work, they uncover another mystery hidden among the rocks. Who would kill a young backpacker? Is there a link between this and a mystery from many years ago? As Harriet and the team get to work, they find more questions than answers. What secrets is the sleepy Cornish village hiding?

This is a fast-paced pause-resister that has so many twists and turns it keeps the listener guessing right up to the shocking end.

©2018 Stewart Giles (P)2018 Stewart Giles

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Brilliant 5 star audio book

This is the third book in the series I have read and I have loved all of them.

The main difference between this one and the previous two is that this one seems to be taking itself a lot more seriously than the previous two, although not as serious as police books I have read recently.

The book starts off with a body being found at the edge of a farm so Harriet and her team go to investigate it.  Whilst there they discover another body, which has been there for a number of years.

The story concerns two separate timelines decades apart but both linked to the mystery of who killed both people.

Even though this didn't have the dark humour of the previous books it was still a brilliant read and I really liked the way it cut between different periods in time throughout.  This was made easier by the fact that the year was written at the top of the chapter when going back to the 1990's.

The story flowed really well throughout and I was left guessing and second guessing myself whilst reading to try and figure out the link and who the murderer was before the big reveal.  When the big reveal did arrive I was shocked by the answers but really liked the way the story ended.  I also really hope this isn't the last we have seen of Harriet and her team.