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  • Crossbones Yard

  • By: Kate Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

In this brilliant debut, a psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer - who may be closer than she thinks.... Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the waste ground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are horrifyingly similar to the Bensons' signature style.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-03-2017

Dreary

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2016

Alice the psychologist- so very very very like a 2 dimensional copy of Nicci French's Freda Klein. Shame the plot was thin and predictable. Avoid

  • The Couple Next Door

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

People are capable of almost anything. Fast-paced and addictive, The Couple Next Door announces a major new talent in thriller writing. You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you live only next door. You'll have the baby monitor, and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and implausible

  • By Fiona on 27-12-2016

Predictable and implausible

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2016

Two dimensional characters, weak plot and totally predictable pretty much from third chapter.
Impossible to like or empathise with any of the characters.
Pleasant narration the only plus

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