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Now You See Me Audiobook

Now You See Me

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Despite her fascination with Jack the Ripper, Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a big case or seen a dead body up close. Until now…As she leaves a south London estate one night, she is horrified to find a woman has been viciously stabbed, right next to Lacey’s car. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey’s quiet life changes overnight. Then Lacey receives a familiar hand-delivered letter, written in red blood, and it is clear the police have a Ripper copycat on their hands. Lacey must be the bait if they are to prevent a second, brutal murder. But can this inexperienced DC outwit a killer whose infamous role model has never been found?

©2011 S J Bolton (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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    KATRINA SPENCER AUSTRALIA 06/06/2015
    KATRINA SPENCER AUSTRALIA 06/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Good British crime"

    i was looking for a new series and was pleased to find these books. Good pace and story although somewhat predictable - cop with difficult past, past comes back for her to resolve, some love interest brewing etc but hey Thats what I wanted - tried and true formula, good setting and layered plot

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Mcintyre 18/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Suspense and Tangled Storyline"

    Terrific for lovers of Tami Hoag and Lisa Scottoline. Grittier and more detailed than those though in true British crime fashion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela 02/08/2015
    Pamela 02/08/2015
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    "Good story very entertaining"

    Great story for anyone who likes a good murder mystery with a twist. Highly enjoyable

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 16/06/2016
    Stephanie 16/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent thriller."

    love it. Really excellent. have listened to it 3 times. story is brilliant and narrator is great to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Jennings Traralgon, Victoria Australia 16/04/2016
    Chris Jennings Traralgon, Victoria Australia 16/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not for me"

    It was too gorey for me and I found it quite confronting. Not my cup of tea.

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    Amazon Customer Surfside, Australia 25/02/2016
    Amazon Customer Surfside, Australia 25/02/2016
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    "Really Excellent"

    Couldn't put it down. Plenty of twists. I intend reading/listening to every one of Sharon Bolton's books now . Brilliant .

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    GIGI 01/01/2016
    GIGI 01/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "twists snd turns"

    good juicy murder mystery, sympathetic characters, unexpected twist at the end
    worth a listen , great !

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  • Madeleine
    London, United Kingdom
    20/05/12
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    "Twitsty, Turny, and Gripping"

    Of all the S.J. Bolton books I've read/listened to, this is by far my favourite. It's a departure from her earlier novels, set in rural parts of the UK. This one is set in gritty London and the main character is commensurately gritty herself.

    The pacing is almost perfect. Like all of Bolton's other novels, the construction of the central mystery is masterful. It sucks you in and keeps you on your toes all the way through. It has a magnificent twist in the tale that will leave you reeling, and absolutely satisfied.

    Detective Constable Lacey Flint is one of those rare characters you can really get your teeth into. She's flawed as hell and that only makes her more appealing to the reader. The supporting characters are also equally complex and compelling.

    My one warning in this book is that it is by no means a cosy murder mystery. Some of the violence is very graphic, and certain readers might find this disturbing. That being said, I didn't find the violence to be gratuitous at all. In fact, it faithfully serves the plot.

    The narration is perfect - just perfect for this story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Kitto
    Townsville
    7/10/12
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    "...And Now You Don't"

    Lacey Flint is a young detective constable in London with a secret past. When she finds a woman stabbed right by her car everything changes for her. The killer has a special interest in Lacey and with her special knowledge on serial killers she finds herself a part of the terrifying murder hunt to catch this copy cat killer. Is this killer’s interest in Lacey personal or professional? Can Lacey continue to keep her past hidden when she is pushed further and further into the spot light? Read Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton to find out.

    I found it interesting that the struggles of Lacey Flint seemed to be the main focus of this novel while the Jack the Ripper copy cat killer serves as a way to build the characters. It is a fine balance to get right but I tend to feel like Bolton didn’t focus on catching the killer as I would like. I love the idea of a Ripper copy cat and the killer known as Joesbury went to great lengths to attack Lacey, but in the end I never really felt like it was a balanced novel. Lacey is a great character and everything felt like an attack on her,; both from the killer and the other detectives, which in the end helped give us a better perspective of this character. However the hunt and the killer side of this book just become formulaic back story. I just think it never really seemed to come together in the end; sure there is closure in the book but it felt a little messy.

    One of my major problems with Crime novels like this is the fact that everything all feels predictable and everyone writing bestseller novels are following the same outline and formula. I would have loved something a bit more dark and gritty. There were some good elements in this novel but as I said before the balance wasn’t there. I think Bolton really let the reader down in that aspect; especially in the end of the book where it all felt rushed and never ended neatly. I know it was an attempt to setup the second book in the series but it never really worked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Solveig
    Iceland
    3/09/12
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    "Well read and catching"

    I've read or listened to all of S.J. Boltons books, and I simply love them for what they are. I'm generally not much into criminal novels or mysteries (it's all just a variation of a theme), but Bolton manages to keep things interesting to the end. There's always that little detail you didn't see coming. Some of the characters may be a bit cliché, but that seems to be unavoidable in this genre. Overall a really good holiday reading (or listening).

    This one is well read too, which is a bonus, not all of Boltons books have been.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    20/06/12
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    "Great New Series"

    This is the first book in what I hope will be a long and very satisfying series.

    The author very cleverly uses the background of the Jack the Ripper killings to showcase what appear to be copycat killings. The protagonist, Lacey Flint, isn't what she appears to be, and is fully developed as both flawed and heroic. The story is full of unexpected twists and turns, and leaves the reader surprised at the ending.

    The book shifts between Lacey's first-person point of view and general descriptive third person point of view, but it works well. The writing is excellent and flows well.

    Relationships and characters are fully realized, and there are no pat endings or predictable plot turns.

    The identity of the killer is surprising, as is Lacey's relationship to and with the killer.

    The story is a rollicking good police procedural / thriller. The story isn't overblown or over the top. S.J. Bolton has a deft hand and writes well.

    The writing is augmented by great narration by Lisa Coleman. She differentiates each character's voice and has wonderful vocal nuance and inflection. Other than a couple of words which North Americans pronounce differently, her reading is free of any snags or hiccups. She reads well and her phrasing is wonderful. She's not too breathy or too nasal, and she doesn't take inappropriate pauses.

    If you're a fan of good whodunnit / police procedural / serial killer novels, then check this out. You won't be disappointed, and the second novel is also available on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle
    Bath, United Kingdom
    1/07/11
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    "Highly recommended."

    As I have visual problems I download LOTS of audiobooks. This is definitely my best listen of the year so far. I was completely gripped by the twists and turns of the plot and thought the reader was excellent! Highly recommended.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • S. Brown
    United Kingdom
    14/07/12
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    "Excellent book"

    The best audiobook I have listened to for a while. Lots of twists and an excellent plot. Def recommend.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    United Kingdom
    23/12/12
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    "Keeps you in suspense"

    Very good thriller lots of wists and turns keeps you guessing to the end of the book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Book Scout
    26/06/14
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    "Incredibly Good Story"

    The perfect audiobook - gripping story, well characterised and a satisfying, unexpected ending. If you like your crime grissly and/or have an interest in Jack the Ripper, this is worth 11 hours of your time. Bolton writes like she knows what her readers will expect and is always one step ahead. You'll think you it have it figured out but she's just thrown you off track - her craftmanship and plot organisation is second to none. Have just downloaded the rest of the Lacey Flint series - high praise indeed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    United Kingdom
    9/06/14
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    "Gripping Scary"

    I have read previous S.J. Bolton books and they are all gripping. The characters are all interesting and the story flows and develops well and keeps the reader hooked. I found the plot really interesting and did not guess the ending and was quite shocked when finally revealed. I will be reading book 2 of this series in the very near future. I thought the narrative was very good and aided the story. I would highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • E
    United Kingdom
    8/04/13
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    "A new author to me..."

    I was recommended the works of this author whom I had not read before. What a great find! The story was full of twists which made it exciting and I was kept riveted and looked forward to each chapter unfolding. I enjoyed it so much that I am now reading the next book about the same characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • cath
    20/10/16
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    "slow but worth it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Now You See Me to be better than the print version?

    yes i love the audio books it would take me about a year to read a small book


    What did you like best about this story?

    it had a twist to it


    What about Lisa Coleman’s performance did you like?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earl Robinson
    20/10/16
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    "Fast-paced and enjoyable!"

    Fast-paced and enjoyable novel. Great characters and superb plot. Looking forward to more from Sharon Bolton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. C. Brazil
    13/09/16
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    "Fab"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. As per - great narration. Great twists and turns. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    17/07/16
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    "Amazing twists"

    Great holiday read. Good twists and not an over complicated plot. Narrative good and read well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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