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Summary

From master storyteller Nick Louth comes the third installment in the DCI Craig Gillard series. Perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons and Faith Martin. 

A body is found on a quiet lane in Exmoor, victim of a hit and run. 

He has no ID, no wallet, no phone, and - after being dragged along the road - no recognisable face.

Meanwhile, fresh from his last case, DCI Craig Gillard is unexpectedly called away to Devon on family business. Gillard is soon embroiled when the car in question is traced to his aunt. 

As he delves deeper, a dark mystery reveals itself, haunted by family secrets, with repercussions Gillard could never have imagined. The past has never been deadlier.

©2019 Nick Louth (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"An unputdownable, heart-thudder of a read.” (Carol Wyer) 

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Intricate storyline

I’ve listened to all in this series so far, and each story is made up of lots of different strands involving the main characters that are all drawn together at the end. This story was mostly about members of Gillard’s immediate family. It was quite believable up until the last 5 minutes, when it wasn’t. I shall listen to the next one with great interest to find out where the author is going with these characters, although I’m not sure I like any of them.

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Good not great.

A vast improvement on the second but still falls short of the first, a great performance by Marston York make the listening easier.

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An easy listen.............

Not the most riveting story but an easy listen. It's a bit far fetched in places (full dig on circumstantial evidence is not going to happen with police budgets!) but if you let those bits go it's an ok book. Not sure I'll rush to get another one.
Narrator took a while to get use to but not the worst I've heard.

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Disappointing

I was looking forward to reading this book as I had really enjoyed Body on the shore. But it was a disappointment. The plot was stretched past the point of belief and it just got boring. It also had an unsatisfactory ending. Shame.

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No No No

This was awful and I gave up during chapter 19 and sent back. Too dull and nothing like the first 2 books.

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Chilling

Another gripping book in the series. Albeit somewhat farfetched it was spinetinglingly chilling from start to the very last few sentences. Can't wait till the next enstallment appears

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His best

I like his other stories but this one is head and shoulders better. The characters and level of humour in this one are great. I really enjoyed this book through out!

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Terrible Narrator

Coming from south of the Thames I thought this book would be enjoyable, knowing the areas portrayed and relating to the plot more. I went back over parts of the 2nd chapter 3 times and couldn't really work out quite where this was all going. By chapter 9 I know longer cared who or what was going on and gave up. The narrator over did the South East London accent at times and completely lost the plot with others, much like the rest of the book. Big thumbs down from me I'm afraid and certainly wouldn't rush to buy another Nick Louth book/Marston/York combination.

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A gripping yarn

Compelling listening expertly read. Marston York really brought this excellent book to life. I’m looking forward to Nick Louth’s next story.

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Excellent Gripping Sad

Gripping to the end. Full of twists and turns. I can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Kathleen
  • 19-07-19

Very good book; horrible recording

This was another really good book by Nick Louth. Unfortunately the recording was awful. There was an intermittent snap, crackle and pop noise in the background. It’s a testament to how good the book was that I didn’t return it.

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  • Lynn
  • 15-07-19

You sure can't pick your family!

Fast paced, interesting story that makes you realize how messed up families can be. This is a good series and this is the best of the books so far.

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 12-12-19

book 3

I'm hooked! such a good book, love the narration, and the easy they end, always leaves room for another story!

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  • Yankee Bookworm
  • 11-09-19

Best of the series - when I could hear it

Not crazy about the narrator - he makes Sam sounds like a dimwit - but mostly not crazy about the low volume of the recording itself. If I was in traffic (windows closed) or walked away from the player at home, I had to rewind to hear what I missed. The book itself is terrific. Big improvement over the second one.

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  • Anat Hoffman
  • 20-08-20

a bit too prurient

such sexual deviations sex inside the family attempt of rape and sexual abuse a little too rich for my blood

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  • Jenny
  • 18-08-19

The Sins of the Fathers Visited on the Children

This story is about families in which each generation carries scars from the generations that lived before them; and these scars cause great damage.
Ultimately the twisted perceptions of the wounded leads to murder and cover ups.
Nick Louth cleverly leads his reader to very viable suspects each of which is gradually shown to be innocent.
The final solution is not complete, leaving more possibilities running through the readers' mind.....

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  • WhatRobinsReading
  • 06-07-20

Bad audio

I really wanted to listen to this book. I followed it to the end, but really struggled with the audio. The recording was bad!

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  • Rick
  • 22-06-20

Best book in the series so far.

I really enjoyed this book. The previous two in the series were both excellent, but to me, this one takes it to a new level. It delves into Gillard's twisted family background with two Aunts who are very different, but equally disturbing to be around. The book also develops his wife Sam into a much fuller character and the mysteries are all interesting to follow. The end may not satisfy those who want perfect closure, but to me it sets up a hopefully interesting start to the next book
Marston York is fast becoming one of my favorite readers. He does voices and accents very well.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 05-08-19

Depressing, horrible ending

The speed and narration on my download were fine, so I did not encounter the problems of other reviewers. The story, however, was interesting for two thirds of the book. The ending was so horrible I do not plan on continuing with this series if there is another book.. To say more would have to include spoilers. If you liked the first two books, you may want to read this edition and make up your own mind.

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  • Sharon
  • 31-07-19

A deeply unpleasant story

filled with deeply unpleasant characters. Ugh!
Book 2 in this series was much less objectionable, but there is a problem with the narration with that one too. The narration itself is fine, but there is a technical glitch. I am not even a little deaf,, but in order to hear either recording, I had to keep the player within arms reach.
No recommendation from me.

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