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A Fatal Mistake

Ryder and Loveday, Book 2
Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
Series: Ryder & Loveday Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A brand new Ryder & Loveday mystery from global best seller Faith Martin. 

Summer 1960, Oxford. 

In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead. 

Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy. The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation. One thing is certain though, something doesn’t seem quite right about the university’s most popular student....

The Ryder and Loveday Series:

Book 1: A Fatal Obsession

Book 2: A Fatal Mistake

Book 3: A Fatal Flaw

©2018 Faith Martin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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A bit old fashioned this one.

Old style tale set in the mid-twentieth century and almost predictable, also spoiled somewhat by sometimes poor pronunciation of common words ie; brusquely, ebullient etc etc.
Overall a bit disappointing and despite understanding the 'times' in which it is set, l am left finding it a bit "daggy" and pondering the age of the author. I didn't really enjoy it.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 04-10-2018

Good new series without sex, swearing and violence

I have pre-ordered the next in this series. Looking forward to seeing the direction the two central characters take. The premise is fresh and entertaining.


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  • Maine Knitter
  • 03-03-2019

A good continuation of the series

Trudy and her Coroner mentor make an interesting pair. I liked this book more than I did the first book. I’m so glad I continued with the series.

The narrator, Henrietta Meire, is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

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  • SK Smith
  • 03-06-2020

Super

It's hard to believe but this installment is actually better than the first one. I loved the mystery, the characters, and I loved the narrator. She did a superb job of really getting the listener into the story.

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  • Detective at heart.
  • 17-01-2019

Got what he deserved

loved it. good story line. liked the way the new officer was presented and her growth within the story.

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  • matt harrington
  • 25-02-2019

Solid Read

Second in series. Enjoyed it. Not too cozy. Plausible ending. Will continue to listen to series. No intertwining love story to distract from the mystery.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-10-2018

Thoroughly Captivating

One again, I thoroughly enjoyed this second in the series ... Have pre ordered the next one.

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  • Grandma4919
  • 12-01-2019

Enjoyable audiobook

I have listened to both of this authors books, both have been really enjoyable. Good stories, easy listening and loved the characters. Waiting for the next one.

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  • mr alan james
  • 19-07-2020

Nice one

loved it can't wait to hear more in the series about the life of an Oxford wpc

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  • Dewdrop
  • 27-06-2020

Totally addicted to this series

Well now my problem is that I'm all out of credits with 3 books left to listen to!
These characters are so deep and intriguing.
The narration is tantalising.
The author splashes around a fabulous story here, a few red herrings there mixed with a back story so interesting that, for that alone, you want to hear the next story.
This story is so good and is already showing a fond progression of the characters from the first book to this.
Now to sort out my credit dilemma...

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  • Sarah
  • 08-05-2020

A thoroughly enjoyable light romp

Enthusiastically narrated with a fast paced story. Great for a bit of light listening / reading!

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 03-05-2020

Excellent

That was indeed stupendous, so gripping and very enjoyable 👍, with a well thought out plot to keep you in suspence until the end😊

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  • KathyW, UK
  • 20-02-2020

Disappointing

I'm disappointed in this audiobook. I've enjoyed actually reading the Hilary Greene series so was pleased to get this audio version of the first book in a new series by the author in a recent special offer. The narrator seemed to be reading a story to a class of children at times. I persevered to the end, but won't get another audio book with this narrator. I'll read the next book in the series. Such a shame.

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  • George
  • 16-02-2020

Purile drivel .

Unbelievably awful , this would be awarded a D- if presented as an essay at a secondary comprehensive school . The narrator reads this as if to a class of infants getting their first lesson in how not to develop a story . Waste of money and time . Can’t believe drivel like this gets offered for sale even at the sale price of three pounds .

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  • mary morrissey
  • 01-11-2018

Brilliant

Brilliant book I’m going to buy the next book immediately sadly it appears to be the last I’m the server