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"And see if there's any news about the missing girl."

Life, as Smith used to say, is just one thing after another - as one investigation ends, a new one begins. But for reasons unknown to the rest of her team, DCI Cara Freeman will be haunted by the next case for the Kings Lake Central murder squad. They find themselves delving into the seamy side of life in the town, and one of their number will have departed before this new investigation is over. Perhaps Detective Sergeant Chris Waters should have seen it coming, but he has a lot more than work on his mind these days.

©2020 Peter Grainger (P)2021 Tantor

What listeners say about Kings Lake Investigation Series #3, Roxanne

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Always amazing

Peter Grainger’s kings lake books are hands-down some of the best written and best narrated detective/crime books ever!

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He does it again

I am a fan and am SO happy with this book as it has kept the bar high.

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This is a fine writer

You cannot miss with Grainger. There is a fine mystery, of course, but the character studies are every bit as great as the plot line. Get them in order if you can.

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Listened straight through to the end

Love this series, Gildart Jackson is the best! A fabulous cast of characters. Good clean fun. I am looking forward to book #4.

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Outstanding as always!

The only downside to Peter Grainger’s books is that eventually they end. The story here is difficult and at times so sad, but the honesty in the writing sees it through. It is great that he keeps DC in the story in various ways (the more the better) and as always, the narration was impeccable.

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Exceptional

A carefully crafted story with diverse and well developed characters, read by a narrator that was not just equal to the book but actually enhanced it.
Peter Granger has steadily risen to the very top is my favorite authors.
The only negative was that it was a sad story that brought tears to my eyes.

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Winning formula with Kings Lake mysteries

I love police procedurals! Over the past thirty plus years I have read many, many books about police investigation squads. After all these years, I have learned how to investigate a crime-scene, the proper and relevant questions to be asked, etc.,etc. I know what I like and how to pick the writers who know their stuff. But the writer also has to know how to.make the reader like and care about these crime scene investigators as cops, and also as people. Peter Grainger is top-notch! With Roxanne, I felt as though I was reading about old friends. Trust me, if you care about quality writing, along with great narration (Gildart Jackson), you will love these books. Enjoy!

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  • 03-25-21

Stellar

Gilbert Jackson is a fantastic narrator.
I started late, reading the The DC Smith books, just last year. I devoured them and had to listen to all again because they were just so smart, but I had missed much of that first time round. I loved Lane, and I simply LOVE the King’s Lake series, but now I’ve listened to all 2-X, except #3. What am I to do until we have an addition?

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really very good

because of it's close focus on character this novel really does transcend the genre. I don't know where I'd place it exactly among Grainger's work but it has to be near the top. it has such a confident pace with the police work been so cleverly matched to what we find out about motive. Jackson's narration exactly brings out the exactness of the words. Such a fine performance.

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great book

This is another wonderful book by Peter Grainger. His first books were about DC Smith. This one is set in the same world and with the people he worked for.

The narrator was perfect and I love the way Mr Grainger writes. I highly recommend this series and the one before.

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  • 03-05-21

excellent

A must listen this series just keeps getting better and better. Keeps you in the loop with DC as well as all the other characters. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • 05-12-22

Just perfect

Yet another lovely book even though the theme is a hard one to listen to and consider. Once again the sensitivity and humour is outstanding and speaks of someone with a great deal of life experience. The ending of this author’s books is always a tear jerker and this is no exception. It always leaves me wanting* more. Just excellent and so satisfying.

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  • 12-26-21

Roxanne

Liked the book very much. Mr Grainer is an excellent writer & I cannot wait for his next book to come out!

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  • KPB
  • 10-11-21

Superb

Probably the best yet!
I love the way the story intertwined with previous books and also the way the characters develop book by book.

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  • 05-29-21

Roxanne

Really enjoyed the book. Great series. Excellent narration
I found the subject matter disturbing though.

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  • mrs
  • 04-10-21

Perfect narration made for a great listen

Often I find a good book can be ruined by the wrong narrator, but not in this case. Gildart Jackson is able to convey the dry wit of the author’s characters perfectly.
I look forward to the next Kinglake book.

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  • Stephen
  • 04-07-21

Outstanding

Another triumph. Superb narration, wonderful characters and great storyline. If you don’t know this series go back to the beginning and get ready for a real treat

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  • Hilary Elliott
  • 03-21-21

Another triumph!

The continuing story of the Kings Lake team with a few starring DC moments and recollections is as ever excellent. Gildart Jackson's reading and portrayal of the characters is as ever superb. Thank you Peter Grainger and Gildart Jackson. Hopefully, the next book is in progress?

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  • Maureen
  • 03-15-21

Great, as usual

Love the series, following on from the wonderful "DC Smith Investigation" series, and this one as usual, is beautifully written with super narration and full of well rounded characters who get even more interesting with each book.
Time, I think, to go back and relisten to all the books, what a treat. Thank you Mr Grainger!

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  • 01-02-22

This series is excellent author and narrator so good

Peter Grainger I love your wit your humour and the different adventures you take me on and GIldart Jackson you make the book come alive just wonderful narration am waiting for the next book eagerly

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  • Janey
  • 05-18-21

Sad this is the last one at the moment!

Waiting for more! Have binged all the DC and Kings Lake books on Audible over the last 5 months! Just love all the characters and how they are taken through the series. Also such a big call out to Gildart Jackson for amazing narration!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 05-17-21

I like these stories

Peter Grainger is a good writer and paired with Gildart jackson these yarns are easy on the ear and very enjoyable. More please.

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  • 04-23-21

Roxanne

Another well written & well read Peter Grainger book. I am very relieved to know that DC Smith didn't die.