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Enjoyed this newest mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2020

BTW. There is no trans overtones or character in this novel. All fans of Strike and Robyn will be riveted and enjoy this epic novel. I think it’s remarkable that each book has been excellent in the series, it’s usually around the fourth or fifth book that everything starts to be the same old same old. Not this book, it’s intelligent and entertaining with great twists and interesting new characters making it a true “whodunnit “ keeping you immersed to the very end. When the utterly chilling culprit is revealed, you’ll be mesmerised unable to stop listening to one of the cleverest twisted culprits conceived. A brilliant series and each book stands alone, but I do highly commend reading them in order. ( Not a fan of the narrator but does an adequate job )

It doesn’t get better than this👍🏼

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-2020

Story and narration is delightful, everyone will love this Pratchett gem. I’ve read the book, but the narration here had me laughing out loud with tears running down my face. Perfect.

Good. But this author could be totally brilliant.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2020

Melbourne, Victoria. Australia 1st September 2020 If this novella is a 1st time publication then we’re in for a many treats as the author tightens her plots and shows her readers a the senses exhilaration. ie., Aussie beach’s smells sounds and what it feels like to walk on squeaky white sand. Feel salty all over and walk back through teetreed tracks into eucalyptus leaves crunching underfoot releasing aromatics into the sea air that’s ours. The heat and shimmering air over smelly hot tar mixed with wild flowers scrambling into cracks on the roadsides off long bush roads. . . . Her characters were very interesting, a plot that’s credible was cleverly delivered, it just took too long to get there. But there is all the potential of her talent to flesh out all our gorgeous smells and visions of what only living as a Aussie is possible to see and understand; until a gifted writer takes us there. I found the introduction was 1 1/2 hours too long. But there is so much she can write fill that 1 1/2 hours, to captivate not only the characters and plot as she’s cleverly done, but our senses too. This author has everything else, a good editor and we will all be dazzled by her work. Apologies to the author if you’ve read this and I’ve hurt you’re feelings. It’s not what I am intending. You can really be the next Australian star ... you really can. Lily Dale

Loved every moment

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2020

Brilliant, clever, intriguing, delightful and very thing you want, in a very good book. Pathos and fascinating people in drama and mystery that’s a luscious descriptive Australia in scenes I could feel, smell and taste. The author created authentic characters in a outstanding believable plot that had me captivated every single moment Excellent narration brought to life the evocative smells and taste. I could feel the wood railing of a bridge, note the smell of the blistering Summer heat and drought in a small town far in scrublands of Victoria, Australia.

So depressed after reading this.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2019

WTF has happened here? This is a good writer, I’ve loved his books. I’m okay with gore and carnage if it’s meaningful to the story. But what was the actual story? I believe the entire thing was simply the gratuitous violence. The poor bloody narrator, her most descriptive lines were describing glistening sinews being cut viscously with a chain saw and vertebrae crunching, heads falling on the blood covered floor. After every thing was lopped off many people there were complaints from the murderer that he was messy again. Yawn. Over and Over and Over and over and over Again and again and again on and on There is nothing here No thrills No excitement No surprises Just Depressing pointless words. That’s not all, it gets worse MY VERY FAVOURITE NARRATOR wasn’t the person to take on so many male voices. It would’ve been much better to just read with that lovely voice rather than to act them. That pretty Irish lilt isn’t meant to make rough male guttural sounds, that made me shudder. I do hope she doesn’t do this again because her voice is gorgeous, infectious and delightful. No more acting disgusting male criminals ever again making awful grunts and shite. Please just read the words instead. So, over all. I’ve listened to worse, its miserable pickings for a good book this year. I thing 2018 was bad year for mystery thriller writers because 2019’s novels are awful. Perhaps they need a break? They can’t all be like Stephen King or Michael Robotham who never a bad year.

Can’t Listen to Repulsive Crassness

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-2019

Dreadful narration and there’s no way of knowing if the book is good or not. Extremely crude in deliberately repulsive voice ... I can’t listen to him debasing women in this manner. Without doubt another narrator would NOT be overtly and deliberately crass in his delivery. I’ve read worse and not flinched. Never heard anything as sickening Don’t buy unless you’ve got a strong stomach. Lily, Victoria. Australia

Dissatisfied and Disappointed and more

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2019

Depressing Violent. Crude. Vile Language. And those are the highlights, the first half of the short stories delight in the violent abuse of women, except the very beginning. Though it’s the vilest crudest, it’s the only one with a gentle Southern voice the narrator uses, all the rest grate and assault the ear. Truly awful to hear. Most of the stories are by my favourite mystery thriller writers. I can’t recognise one, let alone commend anyone to listen or read. If only I’d paid attention to the 1st review my money wouldn’t be wasted. Forced to give one star before Audible accepted review, but it doesn’t deserve any.

Enjoyed The New Author

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2017

Great story. No spoilers at all. Criminal Trial performance was fascinating. I like a bit of action, Charles is a ex boxer, handy with a B&B and hot wiring a car. His criminal clients are a source of reliable information when needed and that kind of banter made this a interesting novel. Not bad for a Barrister, sworn to uphold the law. A pleasant surprise to find all the good reviews were correct for a change. So good I'm about to read the 2nd novel in the series.

Page Tuner

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-2017

Enjoyed the thrill of the chase, kept me wondering every chapter, how on earth could this careful killer be caught?
I hope you will like the book as much as I did.
Already downloaded the next book in the series.
PS. The narrator is quite good too.

Strewth! I couldn't stop listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-2016

I held my breath, took deep breaths to slow my heart, bit into my lip and forgot to eat.

It's a rare book that stuns me even rarer....a book that truly sends shivers down my spine and still couldn't stop listening.

I'm not a big fan of female mystery writers in general but that opinion has certainly changed towards Karen Slaughter I intend to read all of her books in future. Starting a new download today.

If you've read the reviews you'll be aware there are some extreme details of gruesome acts. Just a handful mind, the story moves on quickly yet one vile image in particular remained with me through out. But it didn't stop me wanting to go on listening, even look forward to reading more of her books anyway.

I really liked every member of the Carroll family, especially the father and the deep devotion he gave his family. I felt that all the women in his life are especially real and very easy to relate to throughout their extraordinary journey.