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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Scent of Death, by Simon Beckett. 

It’s been a good summer for forensics expert Dr David Hunter. His relationship is going well, and he’s in demand again as a police consultant. Life is good.

Then a call comes from an old associate: a body has been found, and she’d like Hunter to take a look.

The empty shell of St Jude’s Hospital now stands awaiting demolition, its only visitors society’s outcasts, addicts and dealers. A partially mummified corpse has been discovered in the hospital’s cavernous loft, but not even Hunter can say how long it’s been there. All he knows for sure is that it’s the body of a young woman. And that she was pregnant.

But the collapse of the loft floor reveals another of the hospital’s secrets. A sealed-off chamber, still with beds inside. Some of them occupied....

For Hunter, what began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare that threatens everyone around him. And as the investigation springs more surprises, one thing is certain.

St Jude’s hasn’t claimed its last victim....

With its viscerally authentic forensics, menacing atmosphere and nerve-shredding tension, Simon Beckett’s new crime thriller will leave you gasping.

©2019 Simon Beckett (P)2019 Penguin Random House UK

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Gripping and beautifully read

From opening my eyes to closing them I was entangled in this book. Eloquently narrated and wonderfully written. Thank you

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Gripped...

Well worth a listen, had me gripped throughout, and as always beautifully read by Jonathan Keeble.

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Love the detail

Great book . Lots of twists and turns. I love the forensic detail that Simon puts in . Jonathan Keeble brings it all to life .. look forward to another book.

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Very good read I have fits so Audible books are so good cos I can listen intead and you picture what the characters are like

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Excellent book

Unfortunately the last in the series (so far) but probably the best written, Jonathon Keeble is a superb narrator and the story line has obviously been well researched. There is some element of "cut and paste" throughout the series but it does nothing to detract from your enjoyment. Yes the story is a little far fetched but that's what fiction is all about after all, I know this sounds daft but only some of the twists at the end become "predictable" with the benefit of hindsight only by looking back do some of the "clues" become apparent - very clever.

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Excellent

Excellent listen, good storyline and first class narration . One question why did Dr Hunters girlfriend suddenly have an Australian accent?

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Brilliant

Another great read from Simon Besckett, the narrator is excellent at keeping you on the edge of your seat with brilliant descriptions and good voices of each character. Have read all of Simon Becketts books and will certainly read more of other authors if read by this narrator.

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Well written and we'll read

I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were believable and the ending was not too easy to predict.

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  • 22-07-19

I've Been Saving This As a Treat

After recent less than thrilling procedural mysteries that I have read and reviewed, I was really pleased to read the most recent David Hunter thriller. It's quite fast paced and twisty. Beginning with the discovery of a body at soon to be demolished hospital, Hunter is dragged into a threat to his relationship with the police as they bring in a private company with a young gun scientist who causes Hunter some grief. It also seems as if Hunter will finally get over some of the traumas of his past. Very well read, I enjoyed it thoroughly and it seemed as if the time I spent with it went by too fast. Here's hoping there will be another book in this series soon.

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  • 21-05-19

Just boring...

I couldn’t finish this book. I returned it once I reached chapter 19 and couldn’t take anymore. The narrator was ok except when he did the voice of one of the characters that’s suppose to be an old lady!, That voice was super annoying. It was just boring. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen but nothing did, at least up to chap 19.

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