• The Mark

  • Detective Louise Blackwell, Book 4
  • By: Matt Brolly
  • Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brutal attacks. A sinister conspiracy. Time is running out.

In the quiet seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, a man is found unconscious on the beach with a strange symbol carved into his skin. The victim - a local drug addict - has no recollection of who attacked him or how he got there.

The sleepy coastal community is sent into shock. And when another victim branded with the same vicious mark dies from his wounds, DI Louise Blackwell realizes she is dealing with a sadistic serial killer.

But why is the twisted attacker targeting Weston’s most vulnerable people? And what is the meaning behind the mysterious symbol? Still struggling to overcome her own demons in the wake of her brother’s death, Blackwell must stay one step ahead of both the killer and corrupt DCI Finch, whose meddling in the investigation makes her more determined than ever to bring him down for good.

As the body count rises, and her feud with Finch puts her own life in danger, Blackwell faces a race against time to discover the dark crime that unites the victims and put an end to the carnage - before someone puts an end to her.

©2021 Matt Brolly (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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well done

this ws a very well plotted story. I enjoyed it to the end and looking forward to more from this author.

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Branding, a vindictive coworker and maybe romance…

DI Louise Blackwell has settled into the small town of Weston with her young niece and parents. What was supposed to be a demotion has worked out for Louise. The latest case is a strange one…someone is attacking ppl and branding them. Things heat up when the attacks turn to murder. As Louise and team search for a killer, she’s also dealing with her nemesis, DCI Finch…and her growing feelings for her team mate Thomas. Whew! Lots going on in this book that you won’t want to stop. Looking forward to seeing more Louise Blackwell cases!!

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  • C. Nelson
  • 04-23-22

gripping

really enjoyed the Louise Blackwell series of books.
excellent narration, very clear and multi accent when called for in the story.

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  • Leslie Compton
  • 03-22-22

The Mark

Great book and a great story, written by a great author. I can highly recommend Matt brolly to anyone who is interested in crime novels

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 02-06-22

Thoroughly enjoyable listen

Excellent plot with some original twists, the series of 4 books has kept me enthralled, Narration has been clear . Hoping that more will follow

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  • Jaye22
  • 12-29-21

*Will Louise get Justice?

This book is about vicious cases of branding people. What is the real reason behind it? It’s a real puzzle for DI Louise Blackwell to unpick, as usual as soon as the case gets complicated her DCI wants to call in M.I.T who also includes her old nemesis and ex colleague DCI Tim Finch. He is the reason she was sent to this quiet station due to a deliberate call he made that caused her to shoot someone. To add to this Louise is still reeling from a huge family tragedy and trying to keep on top of her job. She interfered into the investigation into the tragedy, will be there be repercussions?

Will Finch finally push her too far, will she end up as a victim herself….

This instalment was much more interesting as there was so many balls being juggled. The best one so far for me.

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  • Karen S.
  • 11-30-21

Fab book

Another fab book in this series … I really hope there are a lot more books coming from Matt in this series