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  • What Lies Beneath

  • My Life as a Forensic Search and Rescue Expert
  • By: Peter Faulding
  • Narrated by: Simon Darwen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Summary

'From cold cases and serial killers to the death of a spy, Peter's true life story is as gripping as the finest thriller' - Peter James, author of Picture You Dead

Discover the truth beyond the police tape in What Lies Beneath, the arresting memoir of murder, investigation and justice from Peter Faulding, a world-leading forensic search expert.

Recovering bodies, finding discarded remains, identifying unmarked graves and saving people from locations and situations too dangerous for the normal emergency services - all in a day’s work for Peter Faulding.

From removing protestors from inside dangerous tunnels to the scenes of some of the UK’s most notorious crimes, he describes how he has developed into a highly regarded and highly skilled search specialist, whose job is to assist investigators and police as they search crime scenes and bring serial killers to justice.

Peter gives new details on some of the country’s most harrowing murder cases – including that of serial killer Peter Tobin, the Nicola Payne case and the Helen McCourt murder; sheds new light on mysterious deaths, including MI6 worker Gareth Williams; and details the incredible lengths he goes to when helping investigators.

Get ready to join Britain’s most extraordinary forensic search expert on his journey through deadly booby-trapped tunnel systems and into dark waters that hold horrific secrets, then onwards through uninviting crime scenes and into the minds of killers.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Peter Faulding (P)2023 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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From cold cases and serial killers to the death of a spy, Peter's true life story is as gripping as the finest thriller (Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series)

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Interesting background to the formation of SGI.

Felt that the narrator gave a touch of something from an old ' Boys Own Paper' rendition to the story.

But you cannot detract from the sheer effort and dedication that has gone into the building up of SGI.The situations that Peter and his men have been placed in were amazing.They are innovative and courageous in my estimation.

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loved it

really Interesting lost several hours sleep couldn't stop listening . ! don't understand the poor reviews

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EXCELLENT & VERY INTERESTING

Peter very skilled in investigating many of life’s problems but has he investigated the big question;
What happens when we die ? Your life after death is that big question ?

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Fascinating

Interesting insight into the range and scope of work the team engage. The empathetic yet objective approach to solving challenging problems was notable

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Very interesting

I downloaded this book after hearing a Podcast Interview with Stephen English. It’s very interesting, sad, brave and honest of a Thunderbird Hero. Keep up the great work sir. X

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A life lived

From start to finish this book and the descriptions of what, where and how the situations occurred is a great listen. Some tough jobs to deal with mentally and physically but executing with professionalism and compassion. Your caring approach for what you do for people is commendable, thank you.

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Absolutely Amazing

Throughly enjoyed this. Felt like i was next to the author looking in on his amazing and brilliant work, helping in very difficult circumstances. Hope you write more books and bless you - keep doing your good work.

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Fascinating

I really enjoyed this book. I was hesitant initially because I'd seen lots of reviews saying it was too technical, however I didn't find that to be the case. It gives a great insight to a quite remarkable individual and the journey he went on that lead him to his unique and specialised area of work.

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Fascinating

I first Peter’s story on a podcast. The book is excellent and though heartbreaking at times, the world needs people willing to do what the average person can’t

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He does know it’s DEPOSITION, not DISPOSITION site, right?

I took this with a giant pinch of salt - he makes out that he single handedly saved the day on numerous occasions when in reality, he worked as a small part in a large professional team of qualified individuals who this telling of the stories, takes away from. Peter had been involved with many interesting events and lived an interesting life but the egotistical white male privilege that comes across throughout is galling, Portraying yourself as an expert is hard to believe when the word disposition is incorrectly used throughout. A shame because this is a potentially interesting memoir of an unusual life.

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