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Thieves on the Fens

DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 8
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: DI Nikki Galena, Book 8
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

Meanwhile, the fens have been hit by a series of "designer burglaries". It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order. And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki's mother dies suddenly and, perhaps, suspiciously.

Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on the fens before anyone else dies?

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you in suspense until its heart-stopping conclusion.

©2017 Joy Ellis (P)2018 Tantor

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superb story

a brilliant story with wonderful twists and turns only totally spoilt by the narration. if the author had not kept me guessing i would have not continued with the books due to the very poor narrator

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Love it

All of the books in this series are great. They are full of twists, just brilliant. A good narrator too.

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least favourite overall

of all the Fens books by Joy Ellis, this was my least favourite.
the storyline was confusing in parts, uninteresting and seemed to jump from place to place.
However, it did still harbour secrets and had a mystery to the crimes. If you have listened to / read the rest of the Fens books, I would still recommend even if its purely to follow each character on their journey and find out more about them.

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  • JM
  • 29-03-19

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The pronunciation of some words was wrong and annoying but otherwise the performance was fine.
I already have the next book to listen to!

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Why is Joseph such a wimp?

I really like the Joy Ellis Fens series of books but the one irritation through every book is that Niki Galena is the one punching and fighting the baddies whilst Joseph - supposedly ex-SAS is always behind her or doing something naff! not sure how Ellis made his character so.wimpy. He's always suffering angst or cooking! Not at all manly, attractive or SAS like!

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Another great book in the series

Loved it, all the same team but with a new and exciting case.. Full of suspense and drama. Thoroughly recommended.

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Brilliant

A wonderfully book so well written full of twist and turns and talks well of our wartime veterans thank you Joy Ellis To m waters

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Ruined by awful narration

Unfortunately, I found the irritating narration so distracting that I struggled to follow the storyline. Some of the voices and accents the narrator used for characters were so bad they made me laugh out loud, not quite the right response to a murder mystery.

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twists and turns

loved this book. yet again a brilliant story line with plots and mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat. Thank you!

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Gripping storyline

Time for me flys by when I am driving and listening to a fantastic writer. I have listened to all the Fen series books and will be downloading the next tonight.

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  • Wayne
  • 12-05-18

End of the DI Nikki Galena series, but don't fear!

I have enjoyed each of the audio books in this modern detective series and Book 8, Thieves on the Fens, is no exception. Henrietta Meire's narration has been outstanding.

But there are more Joy Ellis modern detective novels on the way. On May 29, 2018 Audible will release Their Lost Daughters in the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans series. The Jackman and Evans series is set in the Lincolnshire Fens like the Nikki Galena series and it will be narrated by Richard Armitage. The actual first novel in the series is The Murder's Son. In any case, 4 highly rated series novels have been released in Kindle format.

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  • Joy Easton
  • 12-06-18

Already eager for next book in series!

This is such an enjoyable series! I really like the characters & get invested in their lives. I’m looking forward to the next book!

The narrator is excellent & makes it easy to distinguish between the characters.

I highly recommend this series! Thank you, Joy, for this series! Btw, I think you’ve got a really nice first name! ;) 😁

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  • Dana's a.
  • 10-05-18

Love this series!

I can't wait for the next one as always! All the characters are real and falable. I'm totally invested!

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  • Dawn
  • 28-04-18

Another great installment

Joy Ellis has crafted another great installment in the DI Nikki Galena series. I always look forward to another addition and have a habit of making sure to preorder them. I recommend this to fans of thrillers and police procedurals.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 26-04-18

This series is SO good

Joy Ellis has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her Fens books are automatic pre-orders for me. I am now looking to start reading her other books.

This latest Nikki Galena book is, again, fantastic. The characters and the story make me want to never put it down. I remember seeing 3am while listening to this book. There are two forces tugging at Nikki and her team. One, an anonymous caller using code to get revenge and lead her to a murder (it may be hers!) and the other a threat to her mother and her former RAF/MOD friends. Good stuff!

And there's Joseph... always a wonderful person to have around.

If I'm allowed one tiny complaint, there was an inconsistency regarding the police officer investigating Eve's house. He was referred to as DC and then as DS. A minor point.

The narration was quite good. I certainly hope we haven't seen the last of Nikki, Joseph, and the rest of the team.

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  • Judy Muller
  • 25-04-18

Excellent!

loved it, I loved that Eve was part of the story. I love the narrator & I also hope you continue with the series, I want more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-18

Fantastic

Another fantastic book by Joy Ellis. Highly recommend this series! Sad I have reached the end of this series and need to start looking for another.

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  • rose
  • 03-12-19

Another Niki Galena triumph.

Love the books in the series. Always great characters and interesting story line. A great read.

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  • Kathleen D
  • 22-10-19

Such an intricate story line that it kept me wondering

I really love Nikki and her team. This one includes her mother's team as well and I hope they are added more often. Eve has such a past. Loved the very end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-18

Happily, there's at least one more ..

I've been nabbed into this series, set in a new venue for me .. eniugh twists and turns, and character development to put Jill Ellis in my present Top 10.