• One for Sorrow

  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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One for Sorrow

By: Helen Fields
Narrated by: Robin Laing
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Helen Fields is back with her best book yet. A masterful crime thriller that is set to be the most memorable listen of 2022.

One for sorrow, two for joy....

Edinburgh is gripped by the greatest terror it has ever known. A lone bomber is targeting victims across the city, and no one is safe.

Three for a girl, four for a boy....

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach face death every day - and not just the deaths of the people being taken hostage by the killer.

Five for silver, six for gold....

When it becomes clear that with every tip-off they are walking into a trap designed to kill them, too, Ava and Luc know that finding the truth could mean paying the ultimate price.

Seven for a secret never to be told....

But with the threat - and body count - rising daily, and no clue as to who’s behind it, neither Ava nor Luc know whether they will live long enough to tell the tale....

With twists and turns you’ll never see coming, prepare to be gripped by this devastatingly good thriller. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and MJ Arlidge.

©2022 Helen Fields (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"An emotionally charged and superbly gripping thriller that kept me turning those page until the early hours! Masterly plotted, not to be missed." (Jane Isaac, author of An Unfamiliar Murder)

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Good but sad

I enjoyed it but I am starting to hate the autor for what she is doing to Luc and Eva

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Book 7 is a winner but intense.

I had to wait awhile before I could write anything about this book. It certainly wasn’t an easy read but I couldn’t put it down. It was very tense and emotional. DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner have their work cut out for them with some bizarre incidents that seems to be targeting first responders. At the same time, there is a flashback storyline about another incident. I can’t say more without giving something away. Are the cases related? Will Luc and Ava and their team discover who and what is behind all of this before there’s another attack? Lots of emotion in this.

The narration of the audiobook was well done. I hope the next book is out soon.

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Another Excellent Listen!

As per usual, Ms. Fields writes an engrossing Scottish police procedural and crime thriller. DI Callanach and DCI Ava Turner lead a group enjoyable characters through criminal cases in Edinburgh. Mr. Laing employs a listenable Scottish brogue and narrates beautifully. Highly recommended!

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Fantastic! Thought provoking

This story had me hooked from the very first chapter. The author kept my interest through out the entire book, with hidden twists and turns. Chomping at the bit for the next book.
The narrator was superb. I felt there was a cast of twenty.

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Helen...you're a jerk

Amazing book as usual. Incredible really. Its the kind of book you can't stop listening to and keeps you constantly guessing and engaged. That being said the title of this review is accurate and I applaude Helen for making such a damn good and painful book.

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One of the very best!

I could not stop listening. I love the characters and how each plot is tied off. If the next book was available now I would be listening to it now instead of writing this review!

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I’m Crushed…

Truly, I do not know what to say. This has been one of the best series I have listened to in a long while and can not reconcile how it all came to a close. The author wrote a group of wonderful novels that made up this series and it is highly recommended. Still, I wish that it hadn’t ended as it did. Nothing like a bit of realism thrown into my fiction!
I hope that this isn’t the end, but it (sadly) makes sense if it is.

Great work by the narrator, Robin Laing. I hope to listen to many more books with his amazing voice. Much thanks to Helen Fields for creating such wonderfully authentic characters, and for creating not only a remarkable, fast paced and believable police procedural, but also one that leaves the reader wanting more and doling out an abundance of food for thought about life and living it. Brava.

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WTF

The end was very dishearting & I was left feeling robbed. The storyline was interesting and had a unexpected twist in the crime.
But the relationship between the two main characters in the end was too painful. And the author left it undone, hopefully there will be another book to wrap up this series to justify this this book. If not I recommend not bothering with this book.

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An easy 5

I forgot to go to bed. This book just got better and better. The author describes bomb scenes by
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Investigation and some ivery interesting characters. This is so very good!

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SERIOUS!!

I've been engrossed with this series since the beginning because of the incredible writing. It's so indepth in it's twists and turns and the tinniest of details in the plot. I don't know how she thinks of all of the details it takes to pull the whole story together but I listened to it in two nights. Now, putting all of that aside, I was SO upset at what she did at the end with Ava and Luc that I don't know that I'd recommend it to someone else. I know that sounds petty, but when you invest so much into something that end like that. It almost destroys you!

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  • Ms. H. Forbes
  • 03-13-22

80% good cop drama, 20% Mills and Boon

A good tale, told well, but the tendency to go off on several minutes of emotional analysis is getting wearing. I don't want to hear that Ava's heart is aching every 15 mins. So a curious mix of great police drama and romance novel for 12 year old girls.

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  • Shelley
  • 03-04-22

keep a box of tissues close to hand.

Helen Fields has done it again. Absolutely brilliant. I'll not be spoiling the story for anyone, you will need a fair bit of tissues. The story tugged at my heart many times sometimes in pain and sometimes in joy .

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  • Mike
  • 03-08-22

Extremely disappointing from a favourite author

Basically this is a poor representation of one of my favourite authors. The running back story is trite and unbelievable in the context of the overall plot…… the protagonist is easily identifiable - perhaps one of two - but the justification and ability to commit the crime is lost in the welter of irrelevant detail m.
And the ending and it’s possible consequences are unjustified and unnecessary destroying the character of Luc so well developed over previous books. Sad that this is where it is in the sequence of books. Not looking forward to the inevitable and predictable angst in the next edition.
Sorry, Helen, off track with this.

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  • sabine
  • 04-12-22

Great Book but

Totally unnecessary sad ending I think the author’s background does not like the police as yet another mistake by them at the end.

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  • Joanna
  • 04-28-22

Fantastic

Another amazing brilliant book. I have listened to all the books in order and absolutely loved them. I am really hoping that this not the last one. One of my top authors and the narrator did a fab job too. Highly recommended

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  • KarenThornton
  • 03-07-22

So much loss

I can never put these books down. I absolutely love the Luc Callanach books. This one was no exception, even as a stand alone but also so difficult to listen too. The narration was excellent as usual so I don’t mean that. A little heartbroken now. Be sure to listen to the Luc Callanach series as well, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Honey
  • 04-25-22

Brilliant!!!

wow!! just finished listening to this amazing book. Helen Fields is a n incredible writer, the narration is perfect. I have all the Callanach books and everyone is outstanding, this one is equally so but heartbreaking 💔 as well. Hopefully there will be another book very soon!!!

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  • Claire
  • 04-24-22

Loved it

Love Helen Fields books always want to listen in one hit this one no exception as always left wanting more…

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-22

Great story line...

very good story line kept me listening intently ...waiting for next one, love callanach - great twist!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-20-22

Superb!

I was gripped throughout. Story was tense and narrator brilliant as ever. Another gem from Helen Fields.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-22

Possibly the best audio book I’ve listened to.

I listened compulsively to a story almost too painful to bear witness to at times, but with equal parts a thrilling ride.
A story of humanity, love, loss, the best and worst of us and how our worlds are shaped.
I’ve read all of the previous books and loved each one of them, enjoying how the characters have been developed become real and loved.
Well done

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-22

so good

awesome 👌. argggghhh when is the next book. Have got so used to the characters . The development of their lives and relationships . This book actually made me cry 😢 😭 🤧

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-22

Great series have enjoyed Helen’s wonderful writing and robin langs narration

Great series I have thoroughly enjoyed Helen’s characters and writing and loved Robin Laings narration

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  • Angela
  • 05-07-22

Riveting.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and couldn’t stop listening. Good twists and turns. Thought I’d nailed the culprit a couple of times but not quite. Characters you really get to know well. It’s an emotional ride with a great cliff hanger. Hurry up with the next one please.

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  • Kate_Melbourne
  • 04-25-22

O.M.G.

I cannot…. There are no words.
I haven’t slept, done any work or chores…
This has been my favourite Scottish Crime series tied with Jack Logan ever since I read the first 5 books IN A ROW.
WONDERFUL story. Heartbreaking characters.
Deep love and compassion.
Trying not to cry.
Thank you xxxxxxxx
Both author and performer deserve awards!!!!
❤️🐨🇦🇺❤️

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  • Sharyn
  • 04-24-22

Outstanding!!!

One of the best, gripping, fast paced thrillers I have ever read! The narrator, is absolutely the best. Brilliant author!

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  • Gina
  • 03-29-22

Harrowing…but so good.

In One for Sorrow Helen Fields takes readers on an emotional roller coaster with intrigue at every twist and turn! I was so invested in the characters that i didn’t want it to end, then when it did I was desperate to know how soon I could get hold of the next installment! Loved the narrator too.

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  • Shyam Lowery
  • 03-11-22

Best yet.

Well worth the wait between books. Gripping tale pieced together perfectly. While listening marveled at how good the story is. Great narrator Robin Laing loved the accents.

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  • Patricia
  • 03-08-22

Excellent book

Great listening, a bit gruesome in places but nether the less great. Hoping the end is not the end.