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I’m counting days again until the new novel by Fiona Barton!

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Reviewed: 04-02-2019

Yet another great story from Fiona. Having “read” now all of her novels I can say that I’m now officially counting days till her next. She is a fantastic writer with complex characters and deep storylines. Clare Corbett’s narration adds a spark of additional enjoyment to this listen.

If I could give it 6 stars I would

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Reviewed: 25-11-2018

I cried and laughed and my heart ached when I listened to this sequel. Backman touches the reader’s soul like nobody can. It’s one of those books that will stay with you forever. Simply amazing writing which finished way too soon.

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Amazing

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Reviewed: 22-08-2018

One of the best thrillers I’ve “read” in a long time. Unusual plot, great character development and brilliant narration. Listened to it in two days. Look forward to more books by this author.

Not sure why the 5 star ratings

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-2018

Mediocre and far fetched plot, weak characters combined with lacklustre monotone narration from the “daughter” makes this book a pass for me.

Yes! Bill Hodges legacy lives on!

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Reviewed: 03-06-2018

Fantastic work once again. I loved finders keepers series and was said to see their end. Outsider although a stand alone novel almost takes off where the series ended. Bloody fantastic work and superb narration by Will Patton ❤️

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Biography of a cleaner, not actually what it takes to be one

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Reviewed: 18-04-2018

Great book but not what I expected. You get to learn about the wonderful character of a trauma cleaner and her hard and enduring life but not the intricacies of this gruesome yet fascinating process itself.

Predictable and underwhelming

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2018

Stopped listening with 5 hours to go. Story lacks individuality and mystery. Felt like I’ve heard it many times before. Forgettable with the first pause button.

Impostor book

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Reviewed: 05-12-2017

I'm a huge fan of King's work - everything from his early works to Mr Mercedes series I've read or listened to over the years. I've pre-ordered this book almost a year earlier counting days to its release in anticipation....5 hours into it o just had to stop. The book lacks King's magic - purpose, wittiness, character development, atmosphere. I couldn't continue with it because it's really not his work. I'm sure he has given his name to help his kid get audience. That's pretty much all you'd get from it - his name on the title. Oh well, there is always the next one I suppose

Bloody brilliant!

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Reviewed: 12-07-2017

I have been hanging for a good story for a while and loved Fiona's debut novel. Boy her second story doesn't disappoint! Truly brilliant storyline, great twist, fantastic character development coupled with outstanding narrators the book is in the "can't put down" types. Fiona Barton is now one of my favourite crime writers.

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Another great story by the author

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Reviewed: 20-05-2017

I throughly enjoyed this new book by Howard Linskey. What's unusual about his narratives is how easy he can weave a few storylines into one. You get a few crime mysteries unfolding at once in his books. Loved it. Narration is fantastic.

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