DI Fenchurch

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 397 ratings

The Hope That Kills Summary

The body of a young woman is found on the streets of East London, in the shadow of the City's gleaming towers. No ID on her, just hard-earned cash. But there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack.

DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but, as his team tries to identify her and piece together her murder, they're faced with cruel indifference at every turn - nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute. To Fenchurch, however, she could just as easily be Chloe, his daughter still missing after ten years, whose memory still haunts his days and nights, his burning obsession having killed his marriage.

When a second body is discovered, Fenchurch must peel back the grimy layers shrouding the London sex trade, confronting his own traumatic past while racing to undo a scheme larger, more complex and more evil than anything he could possibly have imagined.

©2016 Ed James (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hope That Kills

    • A DI Fenchurch Novel, Book 1
    • By: Ed James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    The body of a young woman is found on the streets of East London, in the shadow of the City's gleaming towers. No ID on her, just hard-earned cash. But there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack. DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but, as his team tries to identify her and piece together her murder, they're faced with cruel indifference at every turn - nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Police Yarn, shame about the narration

    • By JonR on 12-01-17

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 2

    • Worth Killing For

    • A DI Fenchurch Novel, Book 2
    • By: Ed James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife. Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones - an 'Apple picker' on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off...Was this really just about a smartphone?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • strangely gripping

    • By eddy on 22-08-17

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 3

    • What Doesn't Kill You

    • DI Fenchurch, Book 3
    • By: Ed James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    The body of a young City lawyer is discovered on an East London building site, assaulted and brutally murdered. Initial enquiries lead DI Simon Fenchurch to a driver employed by Travis, a controversial new app-based cab company. Within days another woman - a Travis driver - is found murdered. As the body count goes up, DI Fenchurch and his colleagues on the East London Major Investigation Team delve into the crimes and unveil a murky conspiracy that some will do anything to keep hidden.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration!

    • By flowergirl on 18-12-17

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 4

    • In for the Kill

    • A DI Fenchurch Novel
    • By: Ed James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A university student is found strangled to death in her bedroom, but when the embattled DI Simon Fenchurch is called in to investigate, the case strikes dangerously close to home. On the surface, the victim was a popular, high-performing student. But as secret grudges against her emerge, so too does evidence that she was living a double life, working on explicit webcam sites for a seedy London ganglord. Everyone Fenchurch talks to knows a lot more than they’re willing to tell, and before long he’s making new enemies of his own - threatening to push him and his family past breaking point.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the wait

    • By Mrs Anne Westbrook on 24-04-18

    Regular price: £16.69

  • Book 5

    • Kill with Kindness

    • A DI Fenchurch Novel
    • By: Ed James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The body of a young woman is found in a London hotel room, the victim of a suspected poisoning. Called in to investigate, DI Simon Fenchurch soon discovers the case is far more sinister than he could have imagined. He should have recognised the woman at once - a teacher at a local school, her scandalous affair with a pupil has been splashed across the tabloids. As Fenchurch interrogates those closest to her, a web of suspicious connections begins to emerge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nice twist and turns

    • By chris on 17-08-18

    Regular price: £16.69