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The Secret of Cold Hill

Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in - part exchange available for the right buyers. 

The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their 40th birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived...let’s just say their days are numbered. 

©2019 Peter James (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio
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Don’t move to Cold Hill!

I enjoyed the House on Cold Hill but you don,t have to know it to follow this. Although if you do you will enjoy picking up on references to the original.
However,this can be a standalone story which reveals further that Cold Hill House and the later built estate are not conducive to a healthy life!
Very different to the Roy Grace series but equally enjoyable.

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Okay

I was a bit of a old fashioned ghost story that I remember as a kid. I listen all the way though but found it easy to pretict the ending hoping that there would be more to it. But it was well written and read and not unenjoyable.

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The secret of cold hill

Interesting story I enjoyed it something different. Good narration clear. I'll be on the lookout for this author.

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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

I love Peter James's books & have all of the Roy Grace ones, so thought I would try some others of his this time.
What a treat this one is, I thoroughly enjoyed it ... if you havent heard it - buy iy it, you will not regret it !!!!

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absolutely amazing

absolutely amazing book. one of the best authors by far!! gripped till the end

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  • 30-10-19

waited a while for this and it was awful.

just slow and really really boring a shame after waiting so long for the follow up
Waste of a credit for sure


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Not as good as I wanted it to be

I waited for this book for ages . I found it interesting in places but I expected a better ending . The end felt unfinished . I had wanted to learn more about the ghosts who live there. I wanted to know why they were there what killed them who was involved . I wanted to hear about the last couple who owned the house and instead I got a rather lame ending. Disappointed in the book

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Not bad...but not great!

I enjoyed this story but it was I suppose usurprisingly very similar to its predecessor.
Good narration and worth a listen but not a classic by any means (unfortunately)!

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Absolutely brilliant

Superbly written, excellent narrator. I loved this book so much I’ve just finished it - on day 2. Looking forward to the next one!

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Was okay

Having read the first, was looking forward to this However, kinda guessed where this was going. Had hoped the ending would be different. So really a bit predictable.

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  • pibs
  • 20-11-19

Awful

I really liked some of Peter James’s earlier works. I wish I hadn’t finished it. I kept expecting it to improve....it never did. It doesn’t even rate one star.

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  • 15-10-19

Hmmmm.....

The narrator was amazing and because of him I didn’t get mad at the book. The silliness of people to constant explain away very obvious THERE IS A GHOST or several....in your home. “Should I tell her”? Should the husband and wife tell each other you are seeing ghosts? My wife is the very first person I would talk to is If saw a ghost in our home. It’s stupid to think any differently. The beginning of the book has SO much detail. Every single detail.... detail about things that don’t even matter. I mean , why in the world spend so much time with the PW’s?! Then the end was really fast with no explanation of why this all started happening. What did the ghosts want? IDK......