• A Change of Circumstance

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this installment of Susan Hill’s electrifying crime series, Simon Serrailler finds himself in devastating new territory as a sophisticated drug network sets its sights on Lafferton.

The enigmatic and brooding Detective Chief Police Inspector Simon Serrailler has long regarded drugs operations in Lafferton as a waste of time. The small-time dealers picked up outside the local high school can’t - or won’t - turn in any valuable names, so they are merely given a fine and the trail runs cold. But when the body of a 22-year-old drug addict is found in neighboring Starley, the case pulls Serrailler into the underbelly of an elaborate drug running operation that pushes narcotics out from the cities, into the suburbs, and right down to villages. The foot soldiers are the vulnerable local kids, like Brookie and Olivia, whose involvement gives Serrailler a bitter taste of this new landscape.

It’s a harsh winter in Lafferton, and with struggles both at home and on the job, Serrailler soon learns that even the familiar can hold shocking surprises.

With A Change of Circumstance, Hill delivers yet another gripping piece of the Serrailler canon. Written in the tradition of the fabulous mysteries of Ruth Rendell and P. D. James, this newest case is sure to enthrall new fans and surprise old ones in what is a captivating new addition to a highly acclaimed series.

©2021 Susan Hill. Published in 2022 by the Overlook Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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snooze fest

Susan Hill should of just stopped this its terrible dont waste a credit. all the characters are banal.

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Boring, boring, boring.

I really loved the earlier books and was so excited to get this latest book.. This one was very disappointing. Narration was superb. Story was not. I'm glad I got this as part of a free trial with Audible and didn't pay for it. I won't be waiting for the next one.

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Enough of the love life

While I like this series, and the back stories of all the characters add to the series, this time I was completely fed up with Serailler's love life. Having just finished the latest Elizabeth George, in which Lynley similarly dwells on his romance, I want to tell both excellent authors that it doesn't work. The whole brooding, wanting the single life but longing for a partner thing really detracted from the book. And the pathetic ending of this one made me wonder if I had somehow skipped chapters. I think I need a new author!

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Done with Serralier

First, this story seemed more like a soap episode. Drugs and the organized drug trade has come to Lafferty and it’s bad. But there’s no real resolution. All the characters’ lives kind of just move along, much of it not too interesting or exciting because it doesn’t lead anywhere in this book.

Honestly, I’ve never been all that fond of Simon. I like most of the side characters more. He’s incredibly self-absorbed, rather immature in many ways and has always treated women badly. Now, spoiler alert, after all this time and the way he’s treated her, Rachel is ready to jump back in? And this is just dropped in at the end? Grow-up first and then “get the girl.” I’m done.

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