• The Fallen

  • A DCI Matilda Darke Short Story
  • By: Michael Wood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Beattie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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The Fallen

By: Michael Wood
Narrated by: Stephanie Beattie
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Publisher's Summary

A short story and prequel featuring DCI Matilda Darke, star of Michael Wood’s darkly compelling crime series. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid.

It’s Christmas in Sheffield. But not everyone is enjoying the festive season.

A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home. The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to a break-in, but why has nothing been taken? 

For DCI Matilda Darke, this is the perfect chance to prove her newly formed Murder Investigation Team are up to the task. Matilda suspects the clue to finding the killer lies in Iain’s past, but she’s about to discover how dark that past really is....

©2019 Michael Wood (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Finally! A exceptional choice to a new detective series.

Love my British detective series, oh, yes, I do. This was listed in the “suspense” genre; it would be more suited as “modern detective.” I chose this short novel as a quick listen to rest assured that this author and narrator would be worth it, and they most definitely were. After my last choice (I returned it before finishing) and a few other recent losers, I thought this a good idea. Author Michael Woods brings us the newly appointed and outstanding DCI Matilda Darke. Charming, amusing and enjoyable, she and brilliant narrator Stephanie Beattie lead us on an thrilling murder investigation. Thank you to the perfectly paired author and narrator. Can’t wait for the next book. Highly recommended.

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Wish I Had Never Heard This Book..

It is one of those type books you can’t unhear,.. it will be forever rolling around in my head,… horrible images I’m unable to forget… quite terrible images.
Shame on the author for that..

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  • Karen S.
  • 07-05-20

Fantastic book .. roll on book 3

I really enjoyed the first book in the DCI Matilda Darke series so was over joyed to see book 2 in the series .. Excellent story line from start to finish , full of twists and superb narration by Stephanie Beattie ..
Please tell me there will be a book 3

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  • Frances Murphy
  • 04-15-20

nice little Story

this was a good compact short story with an ending that causes an internal 'what would I do?' debate.

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  • R. L. Woods
  • 11-18-22

Great short story

Great short story with a twisty end however the actors voice is too good for someone who’s in their 30s Newly married and on a strong carrier path. It’s the voice of someone who should play a part such as “Vera”

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  • JAJA
  • 07-08-21

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It was bittersweet to hear how happy Matilda and James were .. Nice little whodunit too

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-20

An unusual police procedural story, but very good

I found it quite difficult to listen to initially because the storyline was unusual to say the least. However, once I got into it the story was clever and the range of characters, although unusual, were for the most part likeable and smart. Just off to buy the 2nd book 😁 Recommended for listening on a wet afternoon