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Summary

When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  

DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right - to confront a nightmare from his past and solve a crime he failed to as a young detective. However, when Police Scotland’s Cold Case Unit arrive, they bring yet more ghosts to Kinloch. 

A tale of death, betrayal, Viking treasure and revenge set in the thin places where past, present and future collide. 

©2018 Meyrick, Denzil (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Pull up a pew and pour yourself a wee dram . . .

Come down to the County Hotel, make yourself comfortable, pour yourself a wee dram and immerse yourself in the wonderful Kinloch and the adventures of its inhabitants. They are all back, Hamish and the crowd, Jim Daley, the newly abstinent Brian Scott and the wonderful Kinloch itself brought to us by the smooth, golden tones of David Monteath. I've come to realise over the past years that there are an awful lot of very good audiobooks out there but every so often an author creates a sense of place, story and people and combines with a perfect narrator taking it to another, higher level. It doesn't happen often but I would say after six books Meyrick has definitely achieved that. Like a fine whiskey it has depth, flavour and a little fire!

The only worry I had with previous books was just how outlandish the stories were but this one is relatively, and relatively is very much the operative word, down to earth. A classic mystery steeped again in both the ancient and modern influences. Daley's colourful past is still very much alive as an old case and some old adversaries return to haunt him. The story is split between near current day and two decades ago and works extremely well though you do have to concentrate to keep up as so many of the characters appear in both.

It's a very finely judged story and with the quite lovely Kinloch and its oft-times surly, oft-times jovial inhabitants and those excellent characters this is a real joy. I suspect I could almost listen to a soap opera set there. You could read this as a standalone though with this series it would be a shame not to have enjoyed the full genesis of the setting and people so I'd definitely say start at the beginning, it's worth the time and the whiskey.

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Pay attention !

Another great story but the two running stories became a bit muddled in my head and I had to go back a few times ( could be my wandering mind!)
Feel as though I’m am part of the kinloch community and always a bit sad to leave them all at the end of the book!
If you have liked the other Daley stories you will love this one too
Enjoy

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simply brilliant

I love this series of books.. great well rounded characters some laugh out loud moments and plenty of twists and turns. As all who use audilbe know many a good book has been destroyed by a bad narrator but Denzil Meyrick has struck gold with David Monteath who brings these books to life. Would highly recommend to any who love this genre.

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Awesome

I’ve waited a long time for this book to come audible and it was well worth the wait. The story and narrative are amazing I thoroughly recommend it

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Well crafted book

A crime novel that keeps you guessing and makes you laugh what more could you want?

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A “relentless” page turner! Superb.

The Relentless Tide is the sixth outing for DCI Daley and the best book in the series so far. Set in the fictional town of Kinloch, on the Kintire peninsula, in the west of Scotland, the story skips between Daley’s early days as a detective in the mid-1990s and the present day.
As with all the books in the series, the real stars of the show are the amazing characters, beautifully drawn and fully developed. The outstanding character to my mind is the bluff, but dependable Sergeant Brian Scott.
The dialogue is gritty, but laced with copious amounts of black humour. The writing is pacy, and it draws you into the story from page one.
The narration by the wonderful David Monteath is quite brilliant and deserves 5 stars on its own!
I love this series of books and the Relentless Tide deserves to be a best seller. A massive 5 stars from me.

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Best yet!!

Intriguing threads woven together between past and present culminating in a rich tapestry....or should I say, 'tartan' ! I've been eagerly awaiting this latest book, not just for the storyline, but in order to be reacquainted with the colourful and familiar characters that appear in the series. Superbly narrated by David Monteath.

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Loved it

I’ve listened to all of these books on my long drives around his country. A cold winters day and this audiobook are the perfect companion. Great story and so well performed. Each character is so vivid. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Excellent

Another good book, both writing and narration. More please Denzil, keep up this super writing.

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WON'T DISAPPOINT

So sad the reach the end of this book...knowing I'll need to wait for the next DCI Daley book! I'm hoping Denzil is already working on this!!
As usual the story and it's characters were brought to life by an excellent narrator...thank David!

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