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not as good as usual, until the end

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2021

I have become a fan of this author and as others reviewers have said, of the narrator Sean Barret. His narration elevates the story he reads to another level, great voice changes and heartfelt with emotions.
Although this story was not as gripping as previous ones.
The final chapters had me in tears and managed to redeem itself by the incredibly sad ending.
Michael Robothom has managed to create a series that does not get old and predictable as many other crime series have done. Sadly I know I am nearing the series end and will need to find an alternative to enthrall me for another few years.

A good book

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

Reviewed: 14-12-2020

A good read, all round enjoyable. I will definately have a look out for her 2nd book.

surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2020

a good read, good narration, overall a great job and worth the listen, will check out others by this author

Not bad,

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

Reviewed: 06-12-2020

I don't really like historical type stories, and although it began slowly, it definitely got better as I persevered.
it was interesting and a reasonably true view of the treatment of women, people of colour and of the poor for the period.
Women were viewed as mere chattels in a marriage contract, property to the ruling white middle class men of the time, Viewed interchangeably as a wife and harlott mere property of a man to be bought and sold as the ruling classes saw fit.

not as good as usual

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2020

I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as his other stuff.
It started off very promising, but by halfway it became predictable and hard to keep going, even it wasn't a long story, 5 hours, not his usual 10 or 12 hour ones.

enjoyable couple of hours

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2020

as above, it was good light read, great descriptions without being boring and unnecessary.
Recommend this, for a lazy Sunday escape.

interesting but difficult to keep listening....

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

Reviewed: 23-11-2020

It was ok, but the thing that frustrated me and really impacted on my enjoyment, to the extent, I really struggled to continue......
It was not the story, not the content and not the narration , BUT at the end of EVERY single dam chapter the old written, directed, acted, researcher, bla bla bla was done, this was so unnecessary and really ruined my enjoyment of the story!!!!
It was frustrating and as annoying please don't don't do that again.

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an interesting take on a difficult topic

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

Reviewed: 22-11-2020

I was unsure what this was going to be, a de bunking of a paranormal operator? You have to love an a skilled unbiased de bunking lol,
a fanciful 're enactment in favour of the existence of the paranormal ?
Or a relatable examination of the lifelong affects of childhood trauma, and how it shapes lives and permeates every fibre of a person's being resulting in complex, damaged but ultimately relatable, flawed redeemable adults.
This was oddly enough a combination of all 3, we humans are very complicated entities, capable of incredible cruelty and violence, all the while the one redeeming feature we all have in common is our innate capacity for love.

Unexpected little Gem

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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: 17-11-2020

I was absolutely blown away by this book. What starts of as a police mystery of missing girls, ends in a most unexpected and brilliant way.
The is the first book of this author i have read/ listened to and now I will look for more by her.
Although it starts off not slowly, but certainly not riveting or particularly enthralling, Until 3/4 of the way through and when it turns a corner, I could not put it down, not until I found out more.
I was left saying omg, during it and almost in disbelief in the sordid details, but in the most enjoyable way. The final reveal and twist, omg what a twist, it more sad and tragic but very fulfilling as a reader.
I have never given any book 5/5 nor of the narration but hands down brilliant and perfectly narrated adding to the authenticity of the sad story.
I cant wait until i can forget some of it, just so I can 're hear it!!!

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2020

Loved the twists in the end, definitely enjoyed this book, a story about marriage and a mother's love!!
On the surface, a story about how toxic suspicions can cause pain, pain from which there is no coming back from.