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Summary

The Silver Mark is the second installment in Crow Investigations, an exciting paranormal mystery series from best-selling author of magical fiction, Sarah Painter.  

London is Lydia Crow’s city so when a man is found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge, she takes it personally. Even when it seems as if the Silver Family might be involved, Lydia refuses to back down. The Silver Family, who run the finest law firm in London, have a gift for persuasion. In the 'Bad Old Days' it was said they could make a man jump off a roof by convincing him he could fly. But that's all in the past...isn’t it? 

Everybody wants something from Lydia: Her Uncle wants her to join the family business, her ghostly flatmate wants her to test her power, DCI Fleet wants a relationship, and the Silver Family want her to keep her nose out.

Trouble is, Lydia has never been much good at taking orders.   

©2019 Sarah Painter (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“My favourite new urban fantasy series, clever and twisty and deliciously magical.” (Stephanie Burgis)

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I'm hooked

The Silver Mark appeared on my "recommended by Audible list". After downloading. I discovered it was book 2 in a series so downloaded book one. Book one was good but the second in the series is even better. Good plot, characters developing nicely, believable dialogue plus a touch of magic.

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captivating

great story love the series, captivating 'page turner'. Good narrator too who captures the characters voices really well.

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Enjoyable Listen

Interesting story and concepts about power and where it originates from. Developing sub plots keep things moving along nicely.

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4.49 stars overall

A private detective story with magical and financially powerful families as protagonists. I wish I'd started with the first in the series, but will fill in with the first before moving to the next.

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The Silver Mark

I thoroughly enjoyed this audible book it was well read & the narrator moved the developing plot along without losing the listener or the obvious & subtle clues.
As the 2nd book in the series it tidied up many of the lose ends from book 1 & continued to flesh out many of the main characters.
All in all its a delightful series & good fun to listen to/read & I would recommend & I'm looking forward to book 3.

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Disappointing

Had to force myself to continue listening. The first book was a bit annoying but I thought the 2nd might get better because the theme is basically good. However, Lydia comes over as a bit pathetic, forever questioning her abilities and going on and on about being one of the Crow family etc etc. Doesn’t seem to do too much actual detective work either. I think the narrator’s tone made it worse too. Very annoying.

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An Enjoyable Light Series

#2 in the series is just as enjoyable as the first one ,.. light uncomplicated.. with a pleasant narrators voice..

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