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DS Whitney Walker wants a promotion, but it’s hard when she’s trying to balance motherhood with a career.

When a newborn baby is kidnapped from the local hospital, she draws on her skills as a mother to help. Despite being ordered not to, and when the leads are going nowhere, Walker enlists the help of a local journalist who’s convinced it’s the work of an international baby smuggling ring. Walker’s plan backfires and she fears they’re running out of time.

©2021 Sally Rigby (P)2021 Podium Audio

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A good taste of what is to come!

A short but very good introduction to the books that follow. Great choice of narrator Clare Corbett always gives a superb performance.

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  • Victoria Eriksson
  • 28-03-21

Robotham rip off

So I read The Night Ferry and The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham and this honestly seems like a combination of those two books, The Night Ferry is about a baby trafficking ring investigated by a hotheaded but brilliant female detective and The Secret She Keeps is about a couple, the husband a locally public figure, who have their baby stolen from the maternity ward by a mentally unstable woman who dresses up like a nurse and steals a baby after losing her own, the faked pregnancy, the entire story line is the same. The Secret She Keeps was also made into a tv series and the book came out in 2016, or 2017. I'm a fiction writer myself and I just think it's highly unlikely the similarities were a coincidence.

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  • barbara
  • 06-02-21

The Night Shift

I really enjoyed this novella and am looking so forward to listening to this series. The characters and the solving of the case was very good, made you want it to last longer. The narration was perfect.

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  • A. Percival
  • 28-04-21

Strong female lead for British crime series

Enjoyed the start to this series. Strong and stubborn Whitney has a big heart that drives her policework. I had to look up all the British police abbreviations as I didn't know what DS and DCI were, but I love learned stuff like that. Great beginning.

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  • DebbieDD
  • 25-03-21

What Whiner

I like this story but DI Walker is such a baby. She truly needs to put her big girl bloomers on and get on with her job. She would rather whine to herself about how unfair things aare and the DSI is out to get her. I hope eventually she woman's up

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  • Ida
  • 31-05-21

Now we know how Whitney got it

Very good story to serve as a prequel to the series involving Whitney and George. Looking forward to reading/hearing more about George’s background. We seem to have more information about George, her family and her romantic relationships.

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  • Dee
  • 28-05-21

Yes, please!

I listened to book one in the series and when I saw this prequel, I knew I wanted to listen before going on in the series. It was a terrific choice for a terrific listen. It's free (as of this writing) and just shy of two hours. There is no downside with trying this listen to set the stage for the other books in the series.

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  • Paula Stowe
  • 29-04-21

Great short story

This is a great short story. I am really enjoying this series. Glad I found it.

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  • A. Cowan
  • 15-04-21

Enjoyed this.

Somehow I missed this before I started reading the series. I enjoyed this short story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-02-21

great short story

loved it. the narration was very good. I will read other books from that author