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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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  • 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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It’s a struggle to listen to.

I like the stories but it’s getting harder and harder to put up with the narration. The narrator makes most of the women sound like gormless schoolgirls or daft old women. She even makes the main female character sound like an idiot. I can’t be the only person who thinks this.

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Such a good story line

I love listening to Joy Ellis books and this series is so good. Has you laughing, cannot put it down when it comes to a dangerous and intriguing part. And feeling very sad when you loose a good member of the team.

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I want to live inside Joys brain!

This book is an amazing addition to yet another wonderful series. Henrietta never fails to truly bring Joy’s characters to life which just adds to the incredible storyline.

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Still having trouble with the narrator

I am not sure that she reads her narrative before committing to the audio. She makes the odd basic error of reading a common a word which has more than one connotation wrongly. Her biggest mistake which I am learning to live with is her way of describing the police crime scene investigation officers as So CO’s as if you think about it they are Soc O’s maybe that is the way they are described in the USA. The story lines remain of very high quality but I just wish the author would link them to he other team of detectives and therefore a different narrator.

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unputdownable

This series gets better and better. Love stories,characters,pace. Great narration. Superb procedural knowledge. Highly recommended.

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This series has got better with every book.

Another great book in what is turning out to be a fantastic series. This one was a great test of the teams character and strength. The continued character development is also amazing. The series is full of suspense and can’t wait to get into the rest of the series.

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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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  • barbara
  • 28-07-22

Thieves on the Fens

Glad to have chosen a Joy Ellis book to listen too, love them and this was no exception. Love 'The Fens' series, the characters come alive and the twists and turns keep you hooked to the end. The narration is perfect.

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  • Mema
  • 20-07-22

Another Great Story.

Joy and Henrietta have done it again. This story is full of twists and turns as all her other stories. So enjoying this series. Will be sad whe. the series ends.

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  • Mary Colbert
  • 29-11-21

Another hit!

Love the characters and how their relationships play out! I am so very excited to read/listen to the next book!