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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

An attractive student. An older professor.

Think you know the story? Think again.

The new up-all-night thriller from the Sunday Times best-selling author Cara Hunter.

She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same.

When an Oxford student accuses one of the university's professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley's team think they've heard it all before. But they couldn't be more wrong.

Because this time, the predator is a woman and the shining star of the department, and the student, a six-foot male rugby player.

Soon DI Fawley and his team are up against the clock to figure out the truth. What they don't realise is that someone is watching.

And they have a plan to put Fawley out of action for good....

©2021 Cara Hunter (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Really enjoyable

I have loved this series but nearly gave up at the start of this one. I couldn’t get used to the narration although they’ve been the same throughout! And excellent. So probably me not the book.

I did get into it and I’m glad I did. The things I disliked? Podcasts on audiobooks, this is becoming very popular with authors, I don’t enjoy the insertion, many will (I do like podcasts though!). And, my pet peeve, texts and Twitter in audiobooks! If you were reading you would miss out the names, times, dates, hashtags! You would scan and take in the important information but hearing it over and over again, l (and I may be alone in this) find it tiresome and eye roll inducing.

All that aside, I very much enjoyed it and hope there will be another.

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Average!

No idea why there are so many high ratings?? For me, the story was very average but then I have listened to many many thrillers and detective books. I didn't like the narrators voices either, they were not dramatic/impactful and did not do the book any favours (especially the female voice). Will be returning.

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Dreary ....and the plot is very familiar

I’m also surprised by the positive reviews for this audiobook. The main plot is unoriginal and the subplots are woven in clumsily - it’s always a tricky thing to do and the author doesn’t pull it off.

There’s a major problem with voices both in the literary and literal senses. There is little difference between the vocabularies and speech patterns of young students, middle-aged lecturers and all the police officers. You need an author with a very good ear to tackle that range. In addition, the narration is uniformly poor.

I liked Cara Hunter’s first book; it was simple, had a strong plot and competent delivery. The growing emphasis on the police officers’ personal lives is a mistake as they’re not really very interesting.

I think the tv adaptation will probably perk it up a bit and improve the structure. It certainly needs something. I just can’t see why these books are so popular. But then again, I’ve read a lot worse lately so maybe it’s the best of a bad bunch!

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enjoyed it but poor subplot

listened to all of cara hunters books, enjoyed the continuation but thought the rape investigation was a completely separate, like reading 2 books at the same time as both narratives went off in different tangents

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Excellent audio book

I really enjoyed this book! It keeps my mind sane while driving and it's my time out. Great plot and kept it going to the last minute. Definitely recommend

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E.n Great listen

I loved this and it did get really twisty and surprising near the end. I did have a problem with all the characters and names and had to concentrate hard to remember who was who. But shoulders another from this writer.

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Gripping to the end

Best book I’ve listened to in weeks. Interesting characters & plot twists. I would highly recommend a listen.

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Excellent

A really good book,no skippy ,silly bits.All the characters are well conceived and the narration is perfect.

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Brilliant !

I have enjoyed all the books in this series and this one was no exception. I was unsure and a bit underwhelmed by the book’s description but don’t be put off it is much more than described with a whole other case running along side. The tension really builds and the narration is excellent. The ending seemed a bit rushed but may be the author will pick up straight after in the next book , can’t wait !

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Brilliant!

Phew! Keeps you on your toes till the very end! Couldn't put it down. Brilliant.

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