• The Pier

  • Detective Louise Blackwell, Book 5
  • By: Matt Brolly
  • Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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The Pier

By: Matt Brolly
Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
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Publisher's Summary

DI Blackwell will do anything to keep her niece safe. And the bomber knows it.

When a local school is the target of a bomb threat, DI Louise Blackwell finds herself embroiled in her most personal case to date. Not only is her niece among the terrified pupils—there’s also a chilling note hidden under the device: Next time you won’t be so lucky, DI Blackwell…

The explosion of a nearby caravan offers a connection…and a suspect. But when he hangs himself after interrogation, leaving another note promising more carnage, Blackwell fears there’s an accomplice.

Could Tim Finch, a former DCI on remand for attempted murder, be pulling strings from prison? He certainly seems set on bringing Blackwell down, if only to derail the case against him. Or could the devious nephew of Max Walton, the serial killer Blackwell shot and killed, be seeking revenge on behalf of his uncle?

As the threats escalate and pressure to solve the case mounts, Blackwell is sucked into a series of horrific events that reach a chaotic and terrifying crescendo on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier. Can she stand firm against a rival hell-bent on destroying her—or will she fall into the killer’s deadly trap?

©2022 Matt Brolly (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Heart pounding!

This ‘episode’ of Louise Blackwell’s life finds her pitted against a killer who has no qualms about setting off IEDs in public places…including the school of her niece! Of course, there’s also the manipulative, now incarcerated , ex-DCI Finch, who’s out for revenge. Well developed and engaging story. Loved the ending!

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This was my first try with this series. it was well written. The narrator's performance enhanced the book. Great command of accents, voices, emotions. While I had no trouble following the plot, it just didn't seem very engaging. It seemed to me that the police just stumbled into solutions - when they solved anything. it wasn't a bad book - just not what I like, which are books with real puzzles in them

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  • Stewart Webb
  • 08-31-22

Not as Good as the Others

This I think is the fifth book in this series I have downloaded. Written and narrated as well as the other four. But the story is dragging on a bit. And is becoming very unbelievable. That being said it is still worth a credit. But as I have mentioned before , it can be a stand alone. But I would listen chronology.

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  • Karen S.
  • 08-09-22

Loved it loved it loved it

I had so eagerly awaited for this next book from Matt and it was just absolutely fantastic
Superb narration. . A total winner and very highly recommend all this series