In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker's cottage guards its secrets.
In 1921 a mother, a father and their two young children disappeared from this house. And now, 95 years later, their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards.
As DS Katie Maguire investigates, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more...and Katie is caught in the crossfire.
©2016 Graham Masterton (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
"One of this country’s most exciting crime novelists...he has established the engaging character of Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire in a series of three fine crime novels. If you have not read one, read all four now." (Daily Mail)
So graphic, descriptive and thrilling - started tough with the accent but drawn too it and could not stop listening - I did not think it necessary for Katie and Alan to sleep together - or they could of remembered each other from the past case but overall loved it x
Fantastic character building. Well resolved storyline from start to finish. Wonderfully read will look for more by this author and narrator.
yes, this is one of the best written books i have read in a long time. The story line is unusual and keeps you wanting to get to the next chapter.
i think hearing the accents really gave the characters a real Irish identity. the story would not have been half as good in my australian accent.
I rank it very good. Normally I dont like women readers, but as the main character was female I got used to it.
A couple of surprise twists just when I had thought that I had predicted the ending.
It was a "dark" book, not really intended for "enjoyment".
If anything, it made me a little sad.
I was almost put off by the broad Irish accents at the start. Fortunately I persisted, and the accents moderated. Thus my heading ... I could not have listened to the whole book if the broad accents had continued.
"DEAD - but by no means buried....."
Graham Masterton continues to amaze me how different and damn right compelling he makes each new Katie McGuire novel.
I've been waiting ages for this to appear on Audible, with eager anticipation.
It didn't disappoint.
Initially I thought the story was a little slow but all of a sudden BOOM! it grabs you. And it doesn't let go...
As ever you try to predict the ending but this keeps you guessing...
All characters are so believable and as ever, the Irish narration adds context and authenticity.
This is probably my favourite KM novel to date and I finished it this evening drained, yet enthralled....
I cannot WAIT for the next....
Superb. Highly recommended!
"Great female heroines"
Fast paced, well written, great story set in Ireland in places I recognise with excellent accidents. Brilliant.
It was a riveting listen, just had to keep on. Must check his other books
"Bullets, nails and drills plus C4 and grenades"
A good plot with DS Katie Maguire at the helm plus all the usual suspects and some old characters, fast paced and full of action,and a few twists and complication that make Katie Maguire a very dangerous woman to work for or even know.
But be warned that this is violent and gory like few books, nothing is left to the imagination even the noises are described in detail, no one is safe not puppies or babies, if it can be killed it probably will be and in the most gruesome or deliberate manner.
Apart from that it is a great story, that is hard to put down
Amazing description of the Irish probelms
Obviously Katie as the main character as the whole story revolves around her
This was a brilliant reading and made the story really live.
Thee rscue of John and Kiner
Some of the details are more than horrifying but that was the story line.
Well narrated and quite an evocative and exciting thriller. I am looking forward to reading more from Graham Masterton.
A well written, extremely well narrated Audio book but I wish that I had read the previous reviews before starting to listen to the book. I did finish it but it was far too descriptive for me as far as the gruesome parts go. I will certainly be more careful before purchasing another of this author's works.
A wonderfully narrated book full of whimsical lilting Irish phrases that give it an authentic feel and, for me, made it a joy to hear. The storyline held my attention, although there were some implausible turns of direction in the latter stages.
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