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The Body in the Marsh

DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
Narrated by: Marston York
Series: DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (581 ratings)

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Summary

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin.... To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard, who is drawn into the investigation. 

Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present? The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

©2017 Nick Louth (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Loved this book

You know when you don’t want a book to end, well this for me was one of those books. Well you do want it to end because you are really curious as to the outcome. This was a well researched book with a great story. The narration was second to none and very enjoyable. Nick Louth is now on my list of favourite authors. The story is complex and I don’t want to go into it in depth frightened of giving too much away, well worth a read

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Good plot

It is a long book and at times you may lose track of who is who.
Unfortunately I realised the twist and called it really early in the book. I still enjoyed listening to it so I can get confirmation of my suspicions.
Very well researched so I cannot fault any part of it.

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Makes you want to find out how!

This was a new author to me and I quite enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot. I knew what had happened very early on, just couldn’t work out how it had been achieved. In that sense it kept me reading until the end.

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Started off well...

Loved the first part of the book, characters were interesting, as was the story, but my attention flagged in the second half due to the plot being too convoluted and drawn out. Disappointing, since the book had all the elements of a great story.
I'm about to read the second in the series though, hoping for better second time around.

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Spellbinding

Unforeseen twists and turns. Excellent and exciting. Very little vulgar language which was a blessing. I am truly fed up with vulgar books. This one proves there can be all that is expected from a first class novel WITHOUT resorting to graphic sexual scenes or vile language. Well done Mr Louth. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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What a complicated story!

I did guess quite early on where the main plot was heading, but that didn’t spoil my enjoyment because I really couldn’t work out how it was done. The secondary strand about Child F, was also a good plot. The fly in the ointment for me was the narrator’s not very credible estuary-style voices for most of the police. Highly recommended.

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Good read

Enjoyable read, I did work out what was happening fairly early on but that didn’t detract much from the story

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This is the book that never ends

Figured it out in chapter two, but by God it goes on for another ten hours.

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Brilliant with one small irritating fault.

Very detailed and interesting story.

Although I really liked listening to Marston York when reading narrative, I found his S.E. accent for male and female characters dreadful. I come from this area and the accent was far too exaggerated and jarred on my nerves. He also went up an octave which made the 'hard man South London' accent sound puny and almost laughable. Neither was there any differentiation between one character and another and so I got confused as to who was meant to be speaking.This also applied between male and female characters too!

If I ignored this problem, I found it to be a great read.

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Guessed it pretty much as soon as first clue laid down

Very well read but way too obvious. And lots of soft exist undertones throughout sadly.

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