Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

A large country mansion. A locked room. A gruesome murder. 

Russian oligarch Alexander Volkov has invited 1,000 guests to a party at his palatial Surrey residence, Westgrave Hall. But while giving a private tour of the library, a gunman kills Volkov, wounding his ex-wife and slaying her new beau. Nothing makes sense to DCI Craig Gillard. In the blood-spattered crime scene there are no forensic traces of anyone else involved, CCTV shows no one entered or left the library, and everyone seems to have an alibi. Is it a crime of revenge, the squaring of a love triangle, or a Russian government operation? Could the victims have simply shot each other? Gillard’s eventual discovery is shocking even to him. 

A gripping crime thriller from a master of the genre, The Bodies at Westgrave Hall will leave you guessing until the very end.

©2021 Nick Louth (P)2021 W F Howes

What listeners say about The Bodies at Westgrave Hall

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    52
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    55
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    49
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Terrible

I’ve really enjoyed other books but plot is comply unbelievable, characters all over place.... kept hoping it would improve but didn’t. Sorry really disappointed

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Annoying narration

I can’t for the life of me understand why the narrator decided on moronic voices for most of the police officers. The text shows them speaking good English in well constructed sentences but he makes them sound as though they can barely read or write. Why?

The story is a bit far-fetched, not as good as previous books in the series, but it’s made so much worse by this annoying narration. I hope the author decides on a different voice actor for future books. I won’t be listening to this one again.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

gripped till the end

absolutely loved it. gripped untill the end and then sad it was over. was so very nice not to have poor Sam and Hillard go through more hell this time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A very good story line

Full of twists and turns and the ending is a complete surprise.
Well worth reading

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

Having quite enjoyed the first six books in the series I was bitterly disappointed with this rambling and confused story with an unbelievable plot, The narration was sub par from Marston York who in previous books was far less wooden and did a far better job.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Superb listen

I'll never forget oligarchs as long as I live! The storyline is a masterpiece, with lots of twists. Once I started this book I couldn't stop listening. A highly recommended book, very well narrated.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for wisconsinclark
  • wisconsinclark
  • 16-04-21

Listened to it in one day

I like to read a series in order. That said, this edition can be read as a stand alone and easily followed as the storyline does not require a background of the usual cast of characters. The editors synopsis sets the scene, no need to repeat it here. The elements of the crime story move quickly, the focus is on the who is the killer, lots of red herrings, but fair. Truly entertaining!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. McCart
  • S. McCart
  • 02-05-21

Didn't see the end coming

Not bad. Steers you in a direction and then turns left. Narration is good 👍

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bethany
  • Bethany
  • 25-04-21

twisty journey

I always enjoy both this author and the narrator and this book is no exception. This title can be appreciated as a stand alone but previous titles provide the character backgrounds along with good stories.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ann
  • Ann
  • 21-04-21

QUITE ENTERTAINING

Entertaining story with interesting characters and a satisfactory conclusion. Excellent narration, as usual, by York.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lynn
  • Lynn
  • 19-04-21

Crazy Great - Just About Perfect

I could not stop listening. Incredibly rich, twisty murder mystery/espionage/revenge plot. Colorful characters. Great writing. Never saw the end coming. One of the best books in a superb series. It could easily stand alone if you have not listened to/ read any of the others. Narrator is first rate too.