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The hunter has become the hunted.

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan caught the twisted child killer known as Mister Whisper.

Two days ago, Mister Whisper escaped.

Now, Jack must track down the most ruthless enemy he has ever faced before he can strike again. But after 10 years behind bars, it isn't just murder that Mister Whisper has in mind.

It's revenge.

A Whisper of Sorrows is the sixth book in the DCI Jack Logan crime thriller series, all based in the Highlands of Scotland, and it's perfect for fans of Tartan Noir crime fiction.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2020 JD Kirk

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Story gets more and more ridiculous

I have found previous Logan stories reasonably enjoyable, but this story is absurd. Every character seems to be either murdered or abducted. Disappointing.

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An anomaly

Love this series of books, one of my favourites, but this book was just too traumatic, I barely finished it by fast forwarding through the violent scenes at the end. It was too long and the voice of the The Whisperer was just unbearable for me to listen to. If you are a fan of the series you might want to stick with it to the end like I did but even though some important events happened in the story line, you could still safely skip it and go to the next book, which is true to form, entertaining and well written.

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Another great addition

This one kept me on the edge of my seat. Another great addition to the DCI Logan series. Keep them coming!

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Stolen money and time

I know this will not be shown on your reviews, like the author you are here for the money. I read half the book and am disgusted that this was printed. It is not close to believable. Never again will I read this novice.

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Good story but a bit more gory than the last!

I love this series and Angus King is sensational as usual narrating. The regular characters feel like people you know and Jack is as flawed and real as always. The vileness of the crimes in this one are not for the feint hearted but still the thread of humour runs thick throughout as usual. JD Kirk Weaves a tangled tail that surprises just when you think you’re in track. Very entertaining. These books make me homesick for Scotland in spite of the horrors and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Not a bedtime listen!!

This was scary. Mr Whisper was not a nice man! I could feel myself tensing up at times waiting for the inevitable. The trauma and torture the team was put through was not pretty and it’s little wonder that it took them a long time to recover afterwards. I should have realised as soon as I saw the book cover....

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loved it

witty, thrilling, masterful, brilliant, downloading all the authors books - forgot to say, exciting

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Fast paced and nail biting

This is the best of JD Kirk’s Logan series. He dares to take the characters where you think and hope he won’t, making every chapter unpredictable and exciting. The story is complex and smart, the listener can’t help but be invested. What an amazing book, brought to life by a brilliant narrator who manages to depict the unique personalities of the characters by multi layered tones of voice and nuance. Fantastic!

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Excellent

A Whisper of Sorrows was great to listen to Angus King did a good job at narration. The story kept you on edge all the way through. I like Jack Logan series but this was one of the best.

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Ok

I love these stories but I had to return this one because I got confused. Couldn’t workout who was who. I love Angus King think he is marvellous with a wonderful voice. I just couldn’t follow this story. I might try again sometime.

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  • Anonymous Person
  • 03-11-2020

Nobody in the world talks like that

I am a big fan of this author. Love his many books and his many pen names. But I think half of the words in this book are the F-Bomb. It ruins the story and makes it almost impossible to listen to. The previous book was the same way and I just don’t understand why. It feels like a crutch being used for an inability to come up with a more unique boss cop character. Dialogue is hard for sure but frankly it feels like he didn’t even try.

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  • Donna
  • 24-10-2020

5

I'm not recalling a detective story with quite this involved a bad guy's revenge. As the ending approached the author's mastery of intricacy popped right up! Wow! An excellent book. And, Audible has more in this series. And each can stand alone. You will meet the same mesmerizing narrator in each. And I just looked up Zertex Publishing - it is based in the Highlands and it's new. Good grief. What more can a mystery fan want as winter rolls in?

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  • Shada Pup
  • 23-11-2020

Way Too Much Use Of The F Word!

This is the first time I have read anything by this author. I love Scottish accents and there was high praise for that. Some other reviewer said that there was too much f word. I thought I could deal with that as I have listened to other books who use swearing in their characters. This was a good story, very well read but, unfortunately, I got sick and tired of the persistent use of the f word by one character. He is Logan’s boss and every other word he uses (I kid you not) is f. I found it to be invasive and irritating. Okay, I know there are people out there who do communicate like this, but really! I will not listen to any more of this series because, as I have stated, the character is a main one and will therefore persist in all stories. I was actually enjoying the story very much but am not willing to stay the course for the potentially hundreds of times the f word is used. So tiresome. I exchanged it!

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  • Jennifer
  • 15-11-2020

Made me laugh, made me cry and made me cringe

This might be my favorite of the DCI Logan series. JD Kirk has the ability to weave unexpected humor into his books in an honest and real way. The storylines are always intriguing and he provides just enough of the characters lives and back story to make you care about them without over shadowing the crime(s) taking place. A Whisper of Sorrows made me laugh out loud, cry and cringe. The narrator, Angus King, delivers Logan exactly how I imagine he would be and brings the rest of the team to life seamlessly. I thought it was great! I hope the rest of the series is coming to Audible soon.

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  • Grace
  • 13-11-2020

A Whisper of Sorrows

A Whisper of Sorrows is the best book of the DCI Logan series. At least so far.

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  • Petra
  • 05-11-2020

Quite dark

I truly enjoy JD Kirk’s books for its humor and it’s mystery. But this one was quite dark and disturbing. Jack, the main character, disappointed at times for the choices he made. It is a well written book that kept me listening way into the night just so I could find out what happened next. As before the narration by Angus King was outstanding. On to the next book in the Jack Logan series. Can’t wait to find out what he and his crew are up to next.

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  • Marti McAllister
  • 26-10-2020

Fantastic as always.

another great read from JD Kirk. can't wait to start the next book. Angus King as the narrator is amazing as well.

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  • Ronnie Ingledew
  • 07-11-2020

Excellent

I don’t know if JD Kirk ever reads these reviews I know a couple of authors who tell me they don’t. But if you do please do as many of Logan books as you can. I love these I wish they would just keep going on and not finish.they are so good. 😂😂😂 They should make these into a TV series out of them honestly they are so good please keep putting them out Thank you

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  • angela fok
  • 26-10-2020

J d kirk

What can i say, apart from this guys books are getting better each time!!! High drama and suspense , although its the laughing out moments that earned me the strange looks while listening in public

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  • Tizzy
  • 29-10-2020

Twists and turns

DCI Jack Logan is, if a bit of a renegade, a likeable character. There is a number of laugh out loud moments, a few sniggers as well as a lot of cursing. I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series probably because of the relationships and characters involved.

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  • ms
  • 25-11-2020

Brilliant thriller

This book twists and turns in every chapter, It keeps the reader wondering what is happening to individuals. There are still a few loose ends we are never quite sure about but I am sure we will find out in the next book. J D Kirk has a writing style which keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Bradfordiansteph
  • 22-11-2020

fantastic

Really gripping story only improved by having read the previous books in the series. Definitely worth it.

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  • AG60
  • 21-11-2020

Compelling...but gruelling!

Absolutely enthralling. One of those “rabbit in the headlights” stories - you’re afraid of what will come next, but you have to keep listening. Fantastic characterisation (again). Angus King excels himself in the dramatisation. I’ve never been so fearful for characters; in fact, I’ve never been fearful for characters, but Kirk writes them in such a way that they moved beyond that. I’m off to download the next one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-2020

Groaning at the predictable plot but fun characters

Are you kidding me?! Harris AGAIN?? Same kid keeps getting snatched by different criminals in every book because apparently he’s the only available victim?! It’s just too awful and lazy. Characters have the emotional depth of a plank but are still likeable and the humour of the writing makes it a fun listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-2020

Frightening but Brilliant

Another fantastic book in the series, I would highly recommend. Angus narrative is amazing.

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  • Mr
  • 14-11-2020

Brilliant

It probably helps if you’ve ready the earlier JD Kirk books, but this is a fantastic story. However, what makes these books so brilliant in audiobooks, is the narration. Angus King is superb in his storytelling. It brings the book to life. It’s more like listening to a radio play being acted out than a book being read aloud. The Kirk/king combination is a real winner.

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  • Meirionnydd
  • 13-11-2020

Unbelievable at times

I didn’t think this book was as good as previous ones. In parts, this story was’n credible.

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