• The Silent Victims

  • DCI Hanlon, Book 4
  • By: Alex Coombs
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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The Silent Victims

By: Alex Coombs
Narrated by: Helen Keeley
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Publisher's Summary

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation.

A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing.

Meanwhile, as Hanlon traces the person behind the murders, she soon realises that the chilling truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?

The final gripping case for DCI Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as An Incidental Death by Alex Howard.

©2021 Alex Coombs (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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Mucky

I tried but I couldn't get into this one, didn't even finish it.
The story was hard to track, dragged on with a politics. I found myself rewinding it several times to figure out what was going on. Mucky storyline that didn't grab my attention.

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  • Mrs Shirley E McBride
  • 12-19-21

Hanson to the rescue again

Alex produces the goods again. if you like the other books you will love this one just as much. We all long for a strong female heroine (that's probably too stereotypical for you young woke people) Hanlon fits the bill. A good read well read that keeps you engaged until the somewhat bitter end. Next please

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-17-22

Sorely disappointed, Hanlon has been let down!

I have loved every single DCI Hanlon audio books, first listening to the ones based on Scotland, then going to the beginning and listening to the others on order of release.

This is the most disappointing book in the collection in my opinion. It wasn’t easy to get into, the plot and characters were difficult to follow. I only stuck with it because I felt sure things would get better but sadly they didn’t.

The narrator has changed too, she made Hanlon sound like a character from Eastenders and DI Huss had an on off Oxfordshire accent with little consistency.

On the whole, I’d recommend giving this one a wide berth as you don’t need it for continuity for when Hanlon moves to Scotland.

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  • Pat T
  • 03-22-22

Returning because of the use of the c... swear word

I will be returning all audible books using the c... swear word. The modern use of this word is not only inflammatory and derogatory towards women but is the most violent and extreme swear word in the English language. Such terminology would be morally and legally banned in the context of race, religion, homosexuality, etc but is deemed acceptable towards women. I hope other listeners will take similar action.

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  • Mary Thompson
  • 03-22-22

A good read

It was a while since I had read others in the series so it took me a while to reconnect with the main characters. I had to listen to the first few chapters a couple of times to memorize all the names but once I got into the book I enjoyed it.

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  • Holmes
  • 10-22-22

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Good story as always by this author. The cockney accent of Hanlon spoiled it for me though. Her accent in the books based in Scotland was far superior and gave her character an impressive cool edge. Due to the change I didn’t feel I was listening to Hanlon I’m afraid which was disappointing.

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  • Mossy
  • 03-21-22

Hm.

Great prequel but... Sorry, but the narration was over the top. It was acted out rather than read. Couldn't wait for the book to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-22

Great listen

Twists and turns to the very end, really well read. Enjoyed this book, recommended for sure.