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Your Deepest Fear

DS Nathan Cody, Book 4
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: DS Nathan Cody, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

'Sara! Remember! Victoria and Albert. All I can say. They're here. They're - '

These are the last words Sara Prior will ever hear from her husband.  

As DS Nathan Cody struggles to make sense of the enigmatic message and solve the brutal murder, it soon becomes clear that Sara is no ordinary bereaved wife. Taking the investigation into her own hands, Sara is drawn into a world of violence that will lead her in a direction she would never have suspected.   

For Cody, meanwhile, things are about to get personal in the darkest and most twisted ways imaginable.   

©2019 David Jackson (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
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A Real Rip-Snorter of a Book!

There are lots of books out there claiming to be 'psychological' thrillers but few make me feel as if I've just genuinely experienced something that has toyed with my mind! Step forward David Jackson who invites me every so often into the tortured and exhausted mind of DS Nathan Cody. It's never been an easy place to be following the events that saw him brutalised by men in evil clowns outfits.

As we start this one Cody is already in bad shape after the child abduction case of the previous book and what it took out of him. His boss fears that the terrifying murder that kicks this one off will be too much for her star detective who is showing distinct signs of trauma. It goes very much downhill for Cody after that and what he lives through in the subsequent chapters is a nightmare that pushes him to the brink.

Jonathan Keeble is the man charged with breathing life into this series and to my mind does a fine job. In truth, I doubt his accents will convince the locals so to speak but I enjoy his gruff and stressed Cody and believe he is great for the action and tension that pervades these books.

This is one of several good detective series available now and is well worth going for if you like something with a bit of an edge to it because Jackson is one sharp cookie!

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A bit too implausible

The most enjoyable part of this book was revisiting the likeable characters. However, following a promising start, the story took off into a rather strange direction and became quite ridiculous in parts.

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What a ride!

As usual Jackson comes up with the goods, this fourth book in the Nathan Cody series does not disappoint. If anything this further instalment is darker and more complex than before. Highly recommended

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Fantastic narrator unbelievable story

I’ve enjoyed this series but it has become more and more unbelievable. This was just too bizarre and ridiculous. The narrator, as always was excellent. I don’t think I’ll bother with the next one.

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Exciting read!

Gripping! Love DS Cody...Jonathan Keeble is a wonderful narrator-the character Sarah in this book reminds me of a female version of Jack Reacher! Read this in practically 2 sittings! Nothing got done!
Marvellous author brought alive by the many ‘voices’ of Jonathan Keeble...keep em coming!!!

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Not my favourite Cody book

This story kept my interest and the narration was first class. However the plot descended into farcical connections and some of the decisions Cody made in the end are frankly unbelievable. Not sure I will read the inevitable sequel as I think this tale has stretched too far.

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Really?

I enjoyed the previous books but found this stretched believability to breaking point! Brilliantly narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

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Disappointed

I bought this book because I have read a previous book in the series and liked it. The main character is a detective but there was hardly anything about investigating the case he was working on. I found the plot unbelievable, it was extremely violent and the ending was unsatisfactory. I continue to listen until the end because I hoped it would improve but it didn’t. It wasn’t my sort of book and I probably will not buy another book by this author which is a shame as I enjoyed a previous book in the series.

I have no complaints about the narrator, he was competent, clear and he read well with a pleasing voice but the content wasn’t easy to listen to.

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Struggled to finish

The whole Waldo the clown story has been dragged out. The behaviour of Cody is just totally unbelievable and frustrating.

First three books were much better. Not sure if I can face book 4 if it’s more of the same.

As usual Jonathan Keeble is fabulous and the only reason I made it to the end.

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Awful

Hated it. So boring. Story line unbelievable. Boring narrator. Stear clear. Don't waste your money

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  • StL Reader
  • 29-05-19

Liked it less than previous stories in this series

We’ve always known that Waldo was there, as a threat, but this story makes him into an omniscient Moriarty-type character. A bit too much, I thought. Also missed Megan. She’s there, but very much a minimal player. Worried that the next installment will just be the same. Narration excellent, as always.

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  • Sassy863
  • 24-06-19

keep them coming

love this series. mr Jackson you are warped but i love your stories. i dont know where its going and you keep me interested. i love sasha bout time there is a strong female. the female ds are too wimpy. cant wait for the next book

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  • Wild Wise Woman
  • 30-01-20

This series must be read in order!

I'm delighted to have stumbled across David Jackson's Detective Nathan Cody series just a couple of months ago, and devoured the first 4 books in record time. These are gory (*very*), gritty and delightfully wicked British police stories, with excruciatingly flawed heroes and multilayered villains. I tried listening to various other books in between, because I do like to mix it up with classics and nonfiction, but I couldn't stop wondering what Cody was up to! Jonathan Keeble is a masterful narrator, and handles the Liverpool and Scouse accents in a generous and kindly manner, so that no American ear is left behind.

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  • Donna
  • 25-01-20

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I've just finished the last volume in this set that Audible offers as of today 1-24-20. I will be watching for more on the new mysteries lists. Read these vols in sequence is my suggestion. Another suggestion- I play
Spider to get through the parts that make these novels feel boggy in some parts. * All are written much better than anything I could write * And* all are better than anything in video/ streaming/TV.*

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  • joanne
  • 27-10-19

Disappointing

As usual Keeble does a brilliant job, but he really had his work cut out for him in this 4th DS Cody instalment. The back story of the clowns threaded through the series really came to the fore ...and there was far too much of it. Boring, unbelievable & the very blatant attempt to connect it with the parallel investigation was beyond ridiculous. Sorry David Jackson, I was a fan of this series but won’t be tuning in to a 5th book.

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  • Margaret
  • 11-11-19

Keeble can't save this one.

I found this entry to the series unsatisfying. The clown saga is really getting old. Not enough happened. Keeble is always good but he couldn't elevate the dull material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-19

Time to change up the story

This fourth book in the Nathan Cody series becomes tedious. Although the ending has an okay twist, the characters’ actions and reactions are predictable. Sarah is a great character and brings some life to the story. Was actually glad when it was over.

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  • mocowi
  • 31-07-19

Another Great Nathan Cody Story!

Davis Jackson's Nathan Cody is always involved in self destruction, a murder case that is very sinister, and on the edge of
his own death.

That may sound like any other detective novel, but Cody's inner struggle after a horrific incident draws you in quick.
And the narrators are impeccable!

The Cody series is very hard to turn off once you start to listen.

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  • Lynn
  • 22-07-19

A bit too much inside his own head in this one...

Love this series, but this book kept Nathan Cody inside his own head a bit too much which made it tedious in some places in the story. The clown saga continues which is good and creepy and will continue into the next book, it seems.