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The hunter has become the hunted.

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan caught the twisted child killer known as Mister Whisper.

Two days ago, Mister Whisper escaped.

Now, Jack must track down the most ruthless enemy he has ever faced before he can strike again. But after 10 years behind bars, it isn't just murder that Mister Whisper has in mind.

It's revenge.

A Whisper of Sorrows is the sixth book in the DCI Jack Logan crime thriller series, all based in the Highlands of Scotland, and it's perfect for fans of Tartan Noir crime fiction.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2020 JD Kirk

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Tortuous threats of violence

to children. I have a low tolerance for that and fast forwarded when I got good and sick of it. Violence porn. If Angus King wasn't narrating, I wouldn't be listening.

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A cacaphony of violence.

Spoiler Alert. My sixth outing with Kirk. The narration by Angus King is superb. However, occasionally difficult to understand words behind accent. My main beef with this particular tale is at the end. I can think of two victims who are gratuitously murdered: Alice and the down stairs girl. Yes Alice's bloody demise caused incredible sorrow for Ben and Logan (and the rest) but why kill her? As for the girl down stairs Logan has some emotional investment but deserving that?
The author lets Logan wander off at the end without nary a sweet word with his main squeeze, the pathologist. Not a very deep relationship and she has such a wit about her. He abandons all the others with their multiple, life threatening injuries. Including his ex wife and Harris's aunt, with which he has no relationship. Most people are out cold if they get hammered like half the characters. For instance, Tyler is up and at Bosco as if nothing happened.
Interesting plot twists and turns but way too much gore. Takes the shine off the psychological interplay.

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Made me laugh, made me cry and made me cringe

This might be my favorite of the DCI Logan series. JD Kirk has the ability to weave unexpected humor into his books in an honest and real way. The storylines are always intriguing and he provides just enough of the characters lives and back story to make you care about them without over shadowing the crime(s) taking place. A Whisper of Sorrows made me laugh out loud, cry and cringe. The narrator, Angus King, delivers Logan exactly how I imagine he would be and brings the rest of the team to life seamlessly. I thought it was great! I hope the rest of the series is coming to Audible soon.

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A Whisper of Sorrows

A Whisper of Sorrows is the best book of the DCI Logan series.
At least so far.

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2nd time.....

loved it.....none better since Harry Bosch! Just what I was looking for...now I'm SOOOO spoiled

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Nobody in the world talks like that

I am a big fan of this author. Love his many books and his many pen names. But I think half of the words in this book are the F-Bomb. It ruins the story and makes it almost impossible to listen to. The previous book was the same way and I just don’t understand why. It feels like a crutch being used for an inability to come up with a more unique boss cop character. Dialogue is hard for sure but frankly it feels like he didn’t even try.

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quite this involved a bad guy's revenge. As the ending approached the author's mastery of intricacy
popped right up! Wow! An excellent book. And, Audible has more in this series. And each can stand alone. You will meet the same mesmerizing narrator in each. And I just looked up Zertex Publishing - it is based in the Highlands and it's new. Good grief.
What more can a mystery fan want as winter rolls in?

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Wow

That was a roller-coaster of emotions, completely worth it. There are rough patches but get through them, it'll be ok.

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Excellent series

The DCI Jack Logan series are some of the best books I've been able to enjoy. They are serious, humorous and thrillingall rolled into one.

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Edge of My Seat

As much as I wanted to put the book aside to let my pounding heart calm down, I couldn't. such a good series and narrator

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  • Ronnie Ingledew
  • 11-07-20

Excellent

I don’t know if JD Kirk ever reads these reviews I know a couple of authors who tell me they don’t. But if you do please do as many of Logan books as you can. I love these I wish they would just keep going on and not finish.they are so good. 😂😂😂
They should make these into a TV series out of them honestly they are so good please keep putting them out
Thank you

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  • angela fok
  • 10-26-20

J d kirk

What can i say, apart from this guys books are getting better each time!!! High drama and suspense , although its the laughing out moments that earned me the strange looks while listening in public

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  • Tizzy
  • 10-29-20

Twists and turns

DCI Jack Logan is, if a bit of a renegade, a likeable character. There is a number of laugh out loud moments, a few sniggers as well as a lot of cursing.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series probably because of the relationships and characters involved.

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  • Mandy Dockery
  • 12-24-20

Loved it!

No flowery words, just this is a bloody good book, which I truly enjoyed every moment of.

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  • Rosaleen Fitzgerald
  • 12-09-20

Gripping....

brilliant. nail biting...edge of your seat reading. books are getting even better. highly recommend this book

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  • Oops 66
  • 12-29-20

Such a great story brilliant.

Now I like detective series I listen to many, but JD Kirk has humour as well I love the relationship between Tyler and Logan. This would make a great TV series. Cannot wait for the next one. The Narrator is brilliant too, always important when it’s Audible.

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  • ms
  • 11-25-20

Brilliant thriller

This book twists and turns in every chapter, It keeps the reader wondering what is happening to individuals. There are still a few loose ends we are never quite sure about but I am sure we will find out in the next book. J D Kirk has a writing style which keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Bradfordiansteph
  • 11-22-20

fantastic

Really gripping story only improved by having read the previous books in the series. Definitely worth it.

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  • AG60
  • 11-21-20

Compelling...but gruelling!

Absolutely enthralling. One of those “rabbit in the headlights” stories - you’re afraid of what will come next, but you have to keep listening. Fantastic characterisation (again). Angus King excels himself in the dramatisation. I’ve never been so fearful for characters; in fact, I’ve never been fearful for characters, but Kirk writes them in such a way that they moved beyond that.
I’m off to download the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-21

Best book yet!! Brillant...

I've listened to all the Jack Logan books this summer and this one was the best. Yes the language is colourful but I'd loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-20

Story gets more and more ridiculous

I have found previous Logan stories reasonably enjoyable, but this story is absurd. Every character seems to be either murdered or abducted. Disappointing.

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  • Ian
  • 03-19-21

Next level DCI Logan

I have enjoyed this series - but this book is a standout - absolute next level DCI Logan

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  • Bernadette Johnstone
  • 11-22-20

Good story but a bit more gory than the last!

I love this series and Angus King is sensational as usual narrating.
The regular characters feel like people you know and Jack is as flawed and real as always.
The vileness of the crimes in this one are not for the feint hearted but still the thread of humour runs thick throughout as usual. JD Kirk Weaves a tangled tail that surprises just when you think you’re in track. Very entertaining. These books make me homesick for Scotland in spite of the horrors and I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Sandra
  • 11-15-20

An anomaly

Love this series of books, one of my favourites, but this book was just too traumatic, I barely finished it by fast forwarding through the violent scenes at the end. It was too long and the voice of the The Whisperer was just unbearable for me to listen to. If you are a fan of the series you might want to stick with it to the end like I did but even though some important events happened in the story line, you could still safely skip it and go to the next book, which is true to form, entertaining and well written.

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  • Nerissa
  • 10-30-20

Another great addition

This one kept me on the edge of my seat. Another great addition to the DCI Logan series. Keep them coming!

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  • Barbara
  • 11-21-21

Totally enthralling

This series of DCI Jack Logan is completely addictive. About to go on to the next one 🥰

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  • Meaghan Vosz
  • 10-15-21

J D Kirk’s best yet!

I’ve been listening to Kirk’s novels for months, and this is the best! Threads from all the previous DCI Jack Logan thrillers come together in a gripping plot, as Jack and the team grieve Carlin’s death. Mr Whisper is back, threatening Jack and the whole team. Angus King delivers another outstanding performance 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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  • Cathy Cappa
  • 10-14-21

Loved it, JD Kirk is a new favourite

Great read, I laughed out loud and shed tears. The narration is excellent.
Well done

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  • Peggy
  • 09-04-21

Thriller

I cannot get enough of this series. Just love it. The accent of the orator is just perfect

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-21

They just keep getting better!

JD Kirk, you're a genuine story Smith. they should name a guild after you! This was another, even more brilliant example of your lovely blend of rugged police investigative work, charming human interplay and brutal intimate reader engagement. I was invested to the point that I'm considering your compliance in my heart condition 😉.