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Red Light Audiobook

Red Light

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Publisher's Summary

In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a man lies dead. His face is unrecognisable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet DS Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, an evil man who trafficked young girls to be sold for sex. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And can she stop them spiralling out of control?

©2014 Graham Masterton (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time" (Peter James)

"This is Graham Masterton’s third novel featuring Irish detective Katie Maguire. A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real." (New York Journal of Books)

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    Raechel Carnegie, Austria 08/06/2015
    Raechel Carnegie, Austria 08/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story good characters"

    Slow but picked up- will read more titles
    Some spots predictable. Strong lead character and adversary

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Samantha
    7/09/16
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    "loved it"

    love this author & the whole Katie collection amazing stories with a back story would need to start from the first too last

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MAGGS
    Port Talbot
    19/08/16
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    "Red Light - not my type of book"

    Red Light - not my type of book
    Book was weak and didn't like narration either, victims cries of indignation was feeble

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J. Bright
    Devon
    14/10/15
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    "Takes me back to Cork."

    Stories are always good, but finish too quickly. Narration is outstanding, really captures the Cork vocabulary brilliantly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Deeside, United Kingdom
    3/10/15
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    Story
    "Poor conclusion to an otherwise fair story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I found this story formulaic and that it lacked suspense. The author appeared to lose steam as the story ended abruptly, and left the reader to infer what was likely to happen (very untidily). Good authors (like Ian Rankin) use this to good effect as the relationship between characters leave you wanting more. I don't think I will be returning to Katie Maguire, and considered returning the book for a refund.


    What could Graham Masterton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A tidier ending with confrontation between Maguire and the acting Chief Superintendent would have helped, but still wouldn't make a great read.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lennon – was your favourite?

    None stood out.


    Was Red Light worth the listening time?

    Partly. A better conclusion would have left me more satisfied.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Martyn
    LINCOLN, United Kingdom
    26/03/15
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    "A story to keep you listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the continuing story which feels so real. The characters fit so well into the story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously the main character of Katie is great


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Katie faced up to the assassin and did not shoot


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt that the subject of the world of these girls and their plight was very sad


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator Caroline Lemon as in previous books in this series ,was superb. She made each character easily identified and thus made the story into a real play. Wonderful listening

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Haitch
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    22/02/15
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    "Well read and entertaining"

    A gruesome tale of revenge, excellent narrator who took on the challenges of the different accents and brought the story to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Evie
    10/01/15
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    "A must to read or listen to !!!!"

    Brilliant writer, this story grips you from the start, set in Ireland, the characters really come to life. Treat yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    12/05/15
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    "Masterfully written, brilliantly narrated."
    Any additional comments?

    Masterfully written and brilliantly narrated by Caroline Lennon this brilliant audiobook is part of the Katie Maguire series but could quite easily be listened to as a stand-alone book. If you haven’t listened to the previous two in this series be prepared that there are some fairly gruesome murder scenes, also in this one there are some rather graphic sexual scenes, which I certainly wasn’t expecting, so if you are easily offended then this probably isn’t an audiobook for you. It is also an excellent sequel to White Bones and Broken Angels, Katie continues to try to juggle her personal life with the constant pressures and responsibilities of being a Garda detective in Cork. In Red Light, the plot focuses on the trafficking of young foreign girls into prostitution and the subsequent quest of The Revenging Angel to rid the streets of Cork from all the low life scum involved with forcing these girls into prostitution. Personally, it took a couple of chapters to get going and then I loved it just as much as the previous two, I'm not sure if it really needed the graphic sex scenes or maybe thats just me, but it didn't put me off and I have already downloaded the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    22/02/15
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    "Gripping!"
    What does Caroline Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Caroline is usually an excellent narrator. Here, however, the emphasis and inflection was wrong many times. I was surprised, as I have listened to her several times before and this has never previously been the case. Of course the editing is also lacking for not picking this up. However, great ability still knocks spots of most narrators, so it still merits four stars.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Beware the anger of a woman.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a gripping listen/read. It is not for the faint hearted, as it is frequently quite gruesome. Sadly, I found Katie somewhat superficially drawn and this makes it a four star story, rather than a five for me. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading others in the series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    15/12/14
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    "Gritty crime thriller enfused with Irish wit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Light to be better than the print version?

    I have not seen the print version but found the audio version to be thoroughly engrossing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Det Supt Katie McGuire


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The detail in the opening scenes where the first body was found set a very high standard for the rest of the book


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Corker of a crime thriller


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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