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The Recruitment of Lucy James

By: M K Turner
Narrated by: Lee Beddow, Perdita Lawton
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Summary

Lucy James goes out to celebrate the end of her final exams at college. It’s a decision she soon comes to regret, because next day, she has to attend an important interview, but she can’t remember why. Having recently passed the stringent vetting procedure for a top recruitment agency, she thinks she is probably meeting a prospective employer. Or is it yet another member of the agency? Deciding to wing it, she turns up and meets Gloria. 

Gloria naturally expects Lucy to know why she is there, and almost immediately gives Lucy her first client. Lucy is horrified, but, concerned she might blow her chance if she confesses her lack of knowledge, she sets off on her first assignment. 

Another two clients are quickly added to her case load, and she finds herself involved with blackmail, missing persons, and a possible murder. Convinced she is working for a covert government agency, Lucy ploughs on with the job. Until one day, out of blue, she is forced to make a decision that could affect everything she has ever known. And having made her choice, she is devastated when it is denied. 

Nothing can ever be the same again. 

©2014 Marcia K. Turner (P)2021 Marcia K. Turner

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Intriguing!

This is very different to M K Turner's usual style of writing, but in a good way! I was intrigued from the start as to what was going on here. I did have a couple of theories but neither was entirely correct which is good as it kept me guessing! I wanted to carry on listening which is exactly what I love in an audio book. The characters are narrated well and are so likeable. I did shed a little tear at the end got to admit. I thoroughly recommend this as a very entertaining listen.

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Highly Recommended

Wonderful story line and characters. Couldn't predict how it would end. Really enjoyed it.

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Intriguing story

This was a very different type of story from M K Turner. It is certainly intriguing and a very enjoyable listen though I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the ending which was a shame. I do have to say though it is very different from other stories I listen to and that made a nice change

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An excellent mystery with a difference

I was intrigued by the description of this book in which the author said it was “a departure from the normal murder/mystery. It’s still a mystery, but there’s no detecting involved.” The blurb sounded promising and I can truthfully say I haven’t listened to a single book from the author that hasn’t captivated me from the start and been an enjoyable 5 star read.

This book was no exception and had me hooked within the first few minutes, not easing up until the very end. I did correctly guess the mystery aspect of the story but that didn’t spoil it in the slightest. It is well written and the few main characters are nicely fleshed out and complement each other perfectly.

The narrators give a flawless performance and each character has a distinct voice.

I would highly recommend giving this one a listen.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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A different style to usual but enjoyable

I was in the unfortunate situation of predicted, the outcome of the book from the beginning. I think most people would not be aware of the ended and would find it a fantastic twist. the story is easy, listening and contains some wonderful characters. This is a nice easy, listen with overall feel good ending.

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