• A Cut for a Cut

  • Detective Kate Young, Book 2
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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A Cut for a Cut

By: Carol Wyer
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
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Publisher's Summary

DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims. 

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving - even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link - now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate's past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

©2021 by Carol Wyer. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Henrietta Meire portrays Detective Kate Young with the perfect cadence and English accents in this second in a series.… Meire's careful enunciation clearly reflects the detective's need for control. Using tone and appropriate accents, Meire smoothly moves listeners between characters and deftly provides emotional color. Overall, Meire does a fantastic job ensuring that listeners remain engrossed in Kate's world.” AudioFile Magazine

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Fun listen

While I have enjoyed listening to this one, I find it just a little bit unbelievable. I feel that we're supposed to believe Kate is this great detective, but there are things she overlooks in her detecting that I, having little to none experience, would have thought important in the investigation...such as certain people to question. Sorry for the vagueness but trying not to spoil anything. The narration was pretty much top notch, however I'm personally not crazy about her male characters... they all sound the same... aged, weary and stuffy. I will continue with the series!

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Could not handle narration

The story may have been great but after getting into the book (about 10 chapters) the narration became unbearable. Extremely monotone. I sped it up then slowed it down but it was too distracting for me to be able to finish the book. It’s a very rare instance when I just cannot bear to finish a book, this was one of those instances.

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decent story. disliked some of the voices

the audiobook was free otherwise I probably would not have listened to it. the story was decent. had a bit of an issue with the killer being so tough but he folded quickly when under questioning. my biggest issue was the voice of some of the characters. sounded like nails on a chalkboard to my ears...

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Intense Crime Mystery

Another win er in the dark cri.e genre of the mystery section. In tense and fast paced, this mystery held my attention all the way to the end. The audiobook is sooo good!

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get a new narrator

story was solid but the narrator really detracts from listening. I havecto put the reading speed at .9 to dimish the rapid choppy style.

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Great story!

Loved the book, but the narration was difficult to listen to at times. A very sharp, choppy voice used for the main character is the reason I found it hard to listen to. As much as I loved the book, I can only give the narration two stars. I heard a totally different voice in my head while reading the Kindle version alongside the Audible. It was much less abrupt and more sympathetic.

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Brilliant!!

Loved it! Developing mystery surrounding Chris's death. Great plots with satisfying ends! Love this author's writing and the fantastic narration done by Henrietta Meire👌

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Will Kate Finally Get Revenge

Kate is still reeling from the death of her husband. While trying to secretly investigate his murder, she must also find a monster who is attacking women and carving the word "Mine" on their back. She is also trying to rekindle her relationship with her sister, a victim of past trauma.

As she Investigates the assults/murders the attacks are eriely similar to her sister's attack 20 years earlier. Will Kate find the suspect before there is another victim?

Carol Wyer wrote a fast paced, twisting story that kept me enthralled to the end.

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WOW!

Loved it. Carol has done it again and Henrietta is the perfect voice for Kate.
Well done!

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I HATE IT WHEN AUTHORS TRY TO GET BOTH THE POLICE

Procedural market AND the "romance" / Harlequin market. blech! I mean really, why ruin a solid mystery by having the main character "speak" with her dead husband (she channels him by "talking in his own voice" of all dumb things. Come ON! TALK ABOUT SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF! AUTHOR IS TRIVIALIZING HER OWN WORK AND RUINING AN OTHERWISE ENGAGING BOOK. Really! Is this main character insane, or merely having a nervous breakdown?!?! Disappointing, and FREAKISHLY MAUDLIN AND WEIRD AS SHE argues with HERSELF in the guise of aforementioned CORPSE. GEE, and I bet author's fav movie is "Ghost""? phew, a real STINKER OF a book, either drop this one of far TOO MANY storyline because you are swirling the bowl here, or drop this odd off shoot and retain the otherwise "okay" character - AND STAY FAR AWAY FROM ANY ADDITIONAL SOAP OPERA STORYLINES. Don't you have an editor? If so, is this book a BAD joke or are you making good on a lost bet,? 2 stars is a generous tip of my hat for author's previous offerings.

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  • 03-08-22

Very weak story I'm afraid.

the narrator had to be tuned down as it was far too fast for my liking. And the story line is quite weak.

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  • ursula w.
  • 11-03-21

Interesting story

I enjoyed the story thought I knew where it was heading in places and it went somewhere else entirely so that was good the only downside to it was the narrator, I'm sorry to be unkind but I found it too high pitched for most of it so I could only listen in small segments as it gave me a headache, however that being said I still found it interesting enough to listen to the end.

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 08-15-21

enjoyable listen

good plot although predictable, excellent tale of how they get there, good continuing tale
Narration is better
want the next book please

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  • Jaye22
  • 08-14-21

*Trust and Danger*

DI Kate Young reeling from the revelations that there is a corrupt group within the police force, one particular member within is her mentor. They were also involved in taking the life of the love of her life. Now Kate still hears his voice in her head and she has to watch herself so she doesn’t keep getting caught talking to herself. In this instalment there is a rapist on the loose and she only has a very small team. Her mentor secretly wants her to fail, but Kate is on the warpath in her head to take down the corrupt group and try to catch the rapist. The rapists signature is carving a message in his victim’s back.

Whilst this is all going on her step sister and nephew have arrived back in the U.K. from Australia and unbeknownst to them the rapist’s real target is close to home. Kate has her hands full and is suddenly in a race against time, trying to deal with the investigation and not knowing who to trust. She has to rely on the voice in her head to guide her…… whatever happens Kate will go the extra mile to protect those she holds dear

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  • Clair
  • 08-05-21

good

I like these characters and the ongoing story from the previous book. narrator is good too

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  • kevans5
  • 07-10-21

Brilliant Book

I have read all of Carol Wyer’s books and this one didn’t disappoint. The storyline was very good and kept me guessing right to the end.

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  • Katie beardsley
  • 08-05-21

Aweful

Narrator was terrible had very painful voice to listen to and couldn’t tell who different characters were as they all sound the same

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  • Gerri Brown
  • 07-05-21

Narrator

While I am a Carol Wyer lover but the narrator is very monotone. I listened to the first 3 minutes before switching to another book. I did return to it only because of the author. Hopefully the next book has a better narrator
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