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Summary

This is the FoxTales version of the work previously released through Samhain Publishing. Other than the cover material, the book is the same.

Shattered by his lover Jason's suicide, archaeologist Dan Logan is struggling to patch his life together again. He's desperately following up Jason's final obsession, a secret buried deep within the military zone on Salisbury Plain. Anything is better than facing the void of his grief.

He's convinced he'll never love again. When unexpected help arrives in the form of a soldier named Summer Rayne, the last thing Dan could have predicted is the spark of attraction between them. And at first their relationship is fraught with so much conflict, their investigation into the circumstances of Jason's death looks more likely to cause one of their own.

But Rayne is smart, and very kind beneath his soldierly reserve. As the mystery of the Plain begins to vortex around them, dangerous secrets emerge, and Rayne and Dan have to work closely together to protect one another and the sanctity of Jason's memory. A wild new romance takes fire against all odds in the heat of a Salisbury summer, and the soldier and the archaeologist are only on the brink of the mystery of the legendary Salisbury Key.

©2017 Harper Fox (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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beautiful

Not very emotional or romantic, but a captivating story. Very nice naration, too. I go looking for another Harper Fox novel.

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Loved it

Best story I've heard so far from this author. Also think the narrator is really good

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The best Harper Fox book.

I have listened to about 7 or 8 Harper Fox books, my favourite before hearing this one, was Last Line.
However, the Salisbury Key has topped my list now.
It has everything, it made me laugh, cry like a baby and kept me listening on edge throughout.
I would honestly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre, I will be listening to this one again and again.

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Another wonderful story from Harper Fox

I adore this book. The narration is really well done and adds even more emotion to this story. Rayne is such a solid kind character, not unrealistically sweet but a decent kind man. Wonderful archeology and a great mystery combine to make a nicely paced story.

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  • E. hughes
  • 20-07-18

Makes you cry, laugh, and scream

I am absolutely in LOVE with the character Danny. The Narrator has such a real interpretation of the character that I now know Danny. The way he spoke was fantastic and every time Danny said Luv I ached because it was not to me.
I nearly cried when Danny's partner died and I screamed when his new partner gets hurt.
Being a gay man in my 50's this book gives me hope that some where there is an intelligent 20 something guy looking for me who can show the same compassion and love for me that Danny showed for Jason.
As for the story it is good, I would add that it needs to be tightened up a bit as it tends to jump in time leaving the reader (listener) to wonder how the character got to this place. The answers does come eventually but it possibly does not need the time difference.
I found very slight things that I would change but on the whole I would fully recommend this book.

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  • Andrew
  • 20-06-18

breathtakingly beautiful.

Wonderfully and intricately written. The characters are fully fleshed out and filled with powerful depth. The narrator adeptly breathes the final and complete life into an amazing work.
A warning however: because of the heavy and powerful emotions explored in this book (grief, loss etc) perhaps persons with more fragile mental states should be cautious.
All in all, a wonderful experience I cannot recommend highly enough.

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  • jaimilyn
  • 13-12-17

Worth the wait

I have the kindle version of this book and it’s been a favorite over the years. I’ve been waiting for the audible version, and was not disappointed now that it was finally released. The narrator was excellent, overall definitely worth the credit.

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  • mina
  • 10-09-21

Romantic meeting of supposed opposites

1. Performance was just great! To me, this is the number one requirement. If I can’t tolerate the voice of the narrator, I can’t listen to the book.
2. Plot was very enjoyable, easy to follow and brushed on some controversial topics but didn’t go too deep or take away from the feel good romance.
3. I would recommend it to someone who is interested in an uncomplicated plot, some but not overwhelming sex scenes and again feel good story.
Enjoy!!!

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  • roseymama
  • 25-03-21

Another wow

I love that this book is a legitimate story that is also a romance. The story was intriguing and the passion felt real. And Hamish Long... woah. He can narrate. This is a must listen.

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  • Kevin Le
  • 19-03-21

Beautiful

To be honest, I was expecting this book to be bland or just “ehh”....but that was only because I only because of the book’s art cover.

The book has a really good story and lovable characters. I went through a rollercoaster reading this. It was sexy, sad, exhilarating, and heart warming. This was my first read that’s not so science fictionly so this was a new type of read too.

The NARRARATOR. He was astounding. I’ve read 2-3 books with him reading and it was so good. He does an excellent job weaving through your emotions and setting a good picture in your mind to feel and visualize what he is reading. 10/10

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  • Ronda
  • 14-11-20

Love Will Out

I don't know what I expected when I started this book, but it wasn't this. This book was an emotional roller coaster ride. Very few books make a lasting impression on me, but this one has. It was written with empathy, patience, and compassion for the human condition in all its fragility.

Harper Fox is one of the most insightful writers I've had the pleasure of reading. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Claudia
  • 08-05-22

Dnf; can't deal with the suicide part

this is my first harper fox's book and while I get whole they're such an appreciated author, I couldn't enjoy this book. Stories that deal with the suicide of a loved one tend to hit me a bit harder then most, and that's probably why I don't think I could stand 6 more hours of this.
Despite the fact that Daniel IS grieving for Jason vefy much at this point, I feel like by the end I'd still be grieving more than him and I just can't enjoy listening to him falling in love with this new guy while all I am thinking about is the finding of the body in chapter 2 of what was it.
I would loved this very much if several years (or at least one year!) had pass since the suicide... or if we didn't get to know Jason. But like this I just can't.
I will give Harper Fox another try though... maybe find a book that does not include a suicide.

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  • jennivieve wright
  • 30-08-21

5****

This.was a most aggressive book. the narrative great. the story line simply marvelous great performance, absolutely loved it.

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  • Eohlone
  • 09-08-21

Inventive story line

Even on the third listen I found this story fascinating. The MC is wound tight, but there's reason. The beauty and invention of the story shines above. Narration is perfect.

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