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The Girls in the Water

Detectives King and Lane, Book 1
Narrated by: Katie Villa
Series: Detectives King and Lane, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Summary

Two gone. One whose past could kill her.

When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter's morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer.

Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls?

As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realizes that she too is in danger - as she uncovers secrets about her own brother's death, which someone will kill to keep hidden.

Alex and Chloe are soon fighting for their lives, and in a race against time to reach the next victim, before it's too late.

Chilling and totally compelling with an utterly surprising twist, The Girls in the Water is perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Sarah Hilary, and Patricia Gibney.

©2017 Victoria Jenkins (P)2017 Bookouture

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really enjoyable read from start to finish

a new author to me but a fabulous first of many I hope. and will certainly read books 2 and 3, as i enjoyed the interplay between the characters. The multiple threads entwined well I thought, and couldn't put the book down once started.

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Why does all this money go to waste?

A writer writes and it takes months to get a story ready. They pay an editer and publisher etc. Still this book has errors. Quite a number that damage the story and listening experience. It was a fine story. Nothing new or fantastic but ok, nice characters and so on. I don’t agree with how the characters react to things they hear in this book but maybe that’s just me. If you have the time and the price is right give it a go...

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Good story marred by inauthentic narration

The story was enjoyable and well written. However, the third person narrative and the majority of characters were read in English accents whereas the story is set in South Wales. It would have been far more authentic to have adopted the regional accent. For this reason, the audible version is disappointing overall.

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  • Janet Willis
  • 18-05-18

ENJOYABLE SUSPENSE

I really enjoyed the story and also the narration, I listen to my books whilst walking outdoors, I could hardly wait until my next day walk to continue this book.

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  • Carla C. Galeano Ferreyra
  • 09-05-18

Great narrator and strong female characters

I liked this first book. It was engaging, both lead characters are interesting and strong, and Katie Villa’s soothing voice made it a truly enjoyable listen. What I liked the most was the lack of whiney banter between the leads and the strong and supportive relationship between Kate and her superior. I am a huge fan of female detective books and what usually puts me off is the constant unfair treatment of the superior officers and how the female detectives are treated as irrational, emotional and outsiders. This one was a welcomed exception! Great start! Now on to book 2!

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  • SerenitySue
  • 30-12-17

Great book!

Solid writing start to finish. Great character development. interesting plot. Narrator does a wonderful job too.

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  • Q. Thompson
  • 07-04-18

Loved it

This book was hard to put down. A great thriller and great characters. The narration is excellent too!

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  • tinydancer
  • 18-11-17

meh...<br />

Narrator was mediocre. Characters were underdeveloped. Ending felt stilted. Just never really got into it.

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  • Helen Damhaug
  • 24-09-17

Tell not show?

Oh dear.
Where was the editor? “Everything” is told not shown and not only that , it is told again and again, as if the reader is not able to remember anything for more than a couple of minutes.

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  • Chan Jordan
  • 14-09-17

Almost wish it were longer.

I didn't see the ending coming. Good and not so predictable. looking forward to the next read by author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-08-17

The Girls in the Water...A Good Read

This was a pretty good book and also enjoyed the audio. I didn't see who killed Lucas...surprised. The ending was good, but I felt like I missed something. Probably going to be a book 2. I would recommend this book and the audio.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-19

Captivating

One of the best books I have listened to. I am a fan of Katie Villa’s narration and came across this book searching for her. I will definitely follow Victoria Jenkins now.

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  • Butte America
  • 09-02-19

Good read.

This was a good read, really picked up at the end. I enjoyed the English accent if it was in Welsh it may have been hard to understand.

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