Culver Valley Crime

10 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 1,036 ratings

Little Face Summary

She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

©2006 Sophie Hannah (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Little Face

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another tense thriller

    • By Ecovisitor on 28-07-14

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  • Book 2

    • Hurting Distance

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Three years ago, something terrible happened to Naomi Jenkins - so terrible that she never told anybody. Now Naomi has another secret - the man she has fallen passionately in love with, unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without trace, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi has a crazy idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling Psychological Crime Novel

    • By Jeeds on 27-02-13

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  • Book 3

    • The Point of Rescue

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    A woman is watching a report on television of the death of a mother and daughter; apparently both had died at the mother's hand. Also on the screen is the surviving member of the family, a widower described as Mark Bretherick. Watching with her husband, the woman, Sally, has to bite back the words that spring to her lips: this man is not Mark Bretherick! How does she know?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and convoluted thriller

    • By Ecovisitor on 25-04-14

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  • Book 4

    • The Other Half Lives

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barry
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read them in order!

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 20-06-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 5

    • A Room Swept White

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Fliss Benson is a TV producer struggling to deal with a personal tragedy in her own life. She receives at work an anonymous card which consists of 16 numbers arranged in four rows of four. These numbers mean absolutely nothing to her. At the same time, she is handed a particularly unwelcome assignment: she has to work on a documentary about cot death and three mothers accused (wrongly, it seems) of murder: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing!

    • By Linn on 14-11-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 6

    • Lasting Damage

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. But she finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unnecessarily complicated

    • By Patrick on 01-03-12

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 7

    • Kind of Cruel

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Jonathan Aris, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia. And she doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel'. These are words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery behind the mystery

    • By G on 23-02-12

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  • Book 8

    • The Carrier

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence. Because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved. Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • dull listen

    • By reader on 14-03-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 9

    • The Telling Error

    • Culver Valley Crime, Book 9
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her. She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'he is no less dead' was painted on Blundy's study wall.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Little Pace

    • By Bob Cunningham on 17-01-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 10

    • The Narrow Bed

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I think I liked it - but not sure!

    • By SCR on 02-03-16

    Regular price: £16.99