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Thunder Bay

Narrated by: Sarah Barron
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond's return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not Proven, Roddie left the island. Now he has returned for his mother's funeral - and it will spark an explosion of violence. 

Rebecca joins forces with local photographer Chaz Wymark to dig into the secrets surrounding Mhairi's death, and her mysterious last words of Thunder Bay, where, according to local lore, the souls of the dead set off into the afterlife. When another murder takes place, she is ideally placed to uncover the truth about what happened that night 15 years before.

©2019 Douglas Skelton (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Charismatic,evocative crime thriller.

This is the first of Douglas Skelton’s books that I have listened to. Set on the fictional island of Stoirm on the west coast of Scotland, I was immediately drawn into the book from the beautifully written prologue. It set the scene for the rest of the book, where the wild and rugged landscape took centre stage. The characters were beautifully drawn , although at times I became confused with the two main male characters Donnie and Roddie, as their names were so similar! I liked that the current story was interspersed with snippets from 15 years ago, told by different players in the drama. I liked the main character, Rebecca, a journalist, but I loved her male wing men Chaz and Alan even more. The narrator was excellent, coping with the Scots dialect and the Yorkshire accent brilliantly. The story is quite dark, and many of the characters are deeply unpleasant, but despite that Thunder Bay is a compelling read. I hope that more of Douglas Skelton’s work becomes available on audible.

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Very good novel, held my interest on the whole

This is a really good story, generally well written with good characters whether good or bad in their ways, my only complaint really is that the 'Big Reveal' at the end was a bit too complicated and very slow! I am not sure, but I think that this is a debut novel, I will keep my eyes open for this author again. Am excellent narration.

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EXCELLENT STORY

This is my first book by this Author...and I was definitely not disappointed! Wonderfully performed by Sarah Barron...an excellent pairing.