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Publisher's Summary

A high-adrenaline new psychological crime series introducing Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Karen Rose and Mel Sheratt.

Responding to reports of deadly screams in the Ironbridge Gorge, Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan is first on the scene to investigate.

As the search intensifies, Jenna soon discovers her sister Fliss’ severely injured Dalmatian, Domino, and the naked, tortured body of an unknown woman.

Who is the dead woman, and where is her sister Fliss?

©2019 Diane Saxon (P)2019 Boldwood Books

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Painfully awful

What do you do when you start a mystery, only to find it’s the most plodding, dull, painfully slow book ever?

What I did was spend 2 hours thinking it would get better, and then skip to the end.

It didn’t get better. It continued to plod through extraneous details about characters who are unlikable, uninteresting, and tedious.

The characters themselves are the biggest issue. But I’m also giving a shout out to setting the book in Telford, arguably the least interesting city in the UK.

“Fliss” is the 1st girl to die in a slasher film, the victim you’re glad is gone because she’s so irritating. She’s the deer that freezes in the headlights. Her reactions are so ridiculous they make women everywhere look incompetent.

“Jenna” is just horrible. I was gritting my teeth, listening to her whine and complain about being called out, wishing the other shift had taken the call, fussing over her new boots in the mud… and then she realizes the victim might be her sister. Then it’s “drive faster” and “call out air support.” But when it’s someone she doesn’t know who might be in danger, she really doesn’t give a damn.

I gave it 2 hours, so that you don’t have to. I’ll never get those hours back, but at least I didn’t pay for this piece of asinine drivel.

I rarely give negative reviews. But this one is too painful not to warn other readers off of.

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Narrator makes it impossible to listen

It’s probably a great story. I’m just over half way through and should be enjoying a new female led police book... but narrator’s repetitive ending tone to all sentences makes it impossible to enjoy! This is the second time I have to force myself to listen to a book because the narrator ends all sentences in an up tone as if it’s a song. It’s so annoying! The tone is usually used when something important happens but this narrator uses it on every sentence. It drives me crazy.

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😑 Meh…. Not Too Thrilled….

Meh,… 2 dimensional,.. hollow… narrator should be changed…
But at least it was free from Audible

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Wow.. so entertaining and suspenseful

The story was gripping and I loved the narrator . Best part was the suspense .. so intense and scary I could not listen to it at night ... great job Diane Saxon!!

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wow

very gripping all the way to the end. story line was great and performed well

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Decent story, worth reading

While I didn't really enjoy the story from Fliss's perspective (that type of violence disturbs me) the police procedural was quite good. I know a lot of reviews criticized the narrator, but I thought she was quite good. I've heard too many who do use that "up" infliction at the end of every sentence, but didn't notice it here. I am frequently puzzled over what must be differences between US and UK laws, as I couldn't understand how the victim's acts in clear self defense could possibly result in her being imprisoned, as was clearly stated to be a danger in this novel and frequently comes up in other books by UK authors. I would recommed this book and will try another by this author. I did not find the language to be unduly vulgar, the dog survived, and there were no unnecessary sexual scenes to distract from the story.

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This book drew you in from the beginning!

this was my first time listening to a book from this author- it won't be the least! Very well written and narrated!

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kept me engaged

This story kept me engaged from the beginning until the end. The performance of the narrator was great and easy to listen too. I give it 5 stars!

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Could have been a short story

The ending was predictable. The killer was known halfway through the novel. It was just “ok”

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The Keeper

Another new author I can follow! Really enjoyed this listen, enjoyed the quick action and loved the dog. The characters and narration were very good.

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  • Ama
  • 08-27-21

Slow start but incredible

Slow start but incredible once you get into it, honestly had me on the edge of my seat!

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  • Jennie
  • 09-12-21

Enjoyable read.

Enjoyable listen from the beginning to end. The start was rather intense especially with the added addition of the adorable dog, I couldn't stop listening. The narrator was easy to listen too and the character changes were great.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-25-21

Gripping

Good story line. My stomach was turning as i was listening. Real crime drama. Loved it

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  • Rebecca C
  • 09-15-21

Not for me

I have had to give up on this story quite early on, bored & irritated by just how often "Fliss" and "Domino" are mentioned.

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  • Nicola
  • 09-25-21

Potential

Not a bad start to the series although plot somewhat simplistic and characters a bit perfect for my taste.

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  • Sharpie
  • 08-13-21

kept me listening

Although I guessed the culprit early on I enjoyed the journey to the conclusion. Listened to a lot of audible books and rate the performance 5 stars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-21

won't recommend

Struggled to finish. I wasn't impressed by the narration, it bordered on boring. I also wouldn't call this book a thriller more like a boring tale of a seargent b*tching and moaning about how annoying her sister is and how worried she is about her. I couldn't wait until I was done with it and I'm glad I didn't waste a credit on it.

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  • heather izzard
  • 10-21-21

Excellent

I really liked the characters despite Flis in her 20's sounding like an 8yr old.
I thought the story was well thought out and kept me guessing.
I feel like I now want to meet the characters again.

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  • michelle
  • 10-20-21

gripping

would highly recommend this book. very gripping and what a twist right to the very end.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 10-17-21

Get past the first chapter, and you’ll listen right to the end.

After an unpromising start, narrated in a teenage-style voice, I was glad I didn’t give up on this book, as it rapidly turned into a gripping tale, if somewhat horrific in the amount of detail, and the often graphic language. Not for the delicate spirit, but a fascinating insight into a criminal mind.

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  • Rochelle
  • 02-03-22

Awful narration

Sorry, couldn’t listen. The narrator is monotonous and I couldn’t bear it. Story was probably good, but who knows.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-22

Hit the mark

A.H Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺

First Book I ‘read’ by this Author.

Found it most compelling and it took awhile for the penny to drop, of who the Suspect was.
I won’t spoil the end but I thought “you go Girl”

Katy Sony is a Pleasant Narrator to listen to.
Kudos to her.

I find myself preferring, yet not excluding other, Narrators whose Mother tongue is English,

A well done Suspense Book

Thank you, Diane Saxon.

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  • Melanie Sim
  • 03-13-22

Loved it

I had to sneak in extra book listening time so I could find out what happens! Gripping story.

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  • Tezza
  • 03-13-22

Excellent read

Another author for my collection.
Well plotted realistic characters and the narrator is well suited and reads beautifully.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-22

Find Her Alive - Must Read

This is the second book by Diane Saxon that I have listened too so there was a spoiler alert but thoroughly enjoyed the story and narration which had a wonderful twist near the end.

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  • skyegirl
  • 03-03-22

A good free listen

This story was interesting enough but I got frustrated at the number of times I heard “her sister” “my sister”. It was just so repetitive throughout the whole book. Otherwise it was interesting enough. Thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-16-22

Good value for a free listen

Formula English police detective novel, well narrated. Plot pretty translucent with perpetrator easily identifiable early on. Saxon has targeted the book at female readers and for the male reader the descriptions of new boots, make-up application issues and sister rivalry can be pretty tedious, as can be the Mills and Boon like descriptions of the love interests. Otherwise though a well written and entertaining diversion to the daily commute.

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  • Wild Flower
  • 01-15-22

A great read!

The plot was well written from start to finish & it was easy to deduce the killer through subtle hints along the way.

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  • M&M
  • 12-08-21

I have just found my next crime series

I have just discovered Diane Saxon. And thank goodness I have. The story line is excellent! The narration is great. Highly recommended. Another book that I couldn't stop listening to.

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  • Blossominoz
  • 11-26-21

Thriller

An interesting story with twists and turns. Time line gets a bit confusing. I enjoyed the writing style and the narrator was easy to listen to. I hope to enjoy more of Diane Saxon's novels.