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Body Breaker

Narrated by: John Banks
Series: DI Avison Fluke, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The second dark and twisted thriller in the Avison Fluke series by M. W. Craven, the acclaimed author of The Puppet Show.  

Investigating how a severed hand ends up on the third green of a Cumbrian golf course is not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke has planned to spend his Saturday. So when a secret protection unit from London swoops in quoting national security, he's secretly pleased.    

But trouble is never far away. A young woman arrives at his lakeside cabin with a cryptic message: a code known to only a handful of people, and it forces Fluke back into the investigation he's only just been barred from.    

In a case that will change his life forever, Fluke immerses himself in a world of New Age travellers, corrupt cops and domestic extremists. Before long he's alienated his entire team, has been arrested under the Terrorism Act - and has made a pact with the devil himself. But a voice has called out to him from beyond the grave. And Fluke is only getting started....  

©2019 M. W. Craven (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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"This is high quality crime writing." (A. A. Dhand)

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  • mollyeyre
  • 13-01-2020

Excellent

I am really enjoying this writer's books. I like his characters and the plots are good. What more can I say? I've read the two books just released in two days, they are certainly worth the cost of a credit! Ah well! I'm now hoping for another in his other series, Washington Poe!

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  • Clair
  • 19-10-2020

brilliant

love these characters what a great book will download the next one when it is released

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  • Mrs Claire Carter
  • 02-09-2020

Fantastic book

Love the characters, humour and intricate plot. Had me laughing and on the edge of seat. Finale is brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2020

Gripping

I absolutely loved this book. I laughed out loud at Towler and fell in love with him a little. It was brilliant, so clever i want to listen again!

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  • MRS HG CHURCHILL
  • 11-04-2020

Excellent, fantastic and well worth listening to.

Great characterisation and a plot that pulls you in. The narrator is extremely engaging and conveys the emotions if the characters effortlessly.

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  • K
  • 02-04-2020

Listenable nonsense

I fell asleep for two hours during this audiobook and it is a mark off its caliber that I didn’t bother rewinding it - the gap didn’t hinder my understanding of the plot one iota. Far too draw out, peppered with poorly judged lectures and expositions and sexist to boot. The narrator, gets a medal for making it listenable.

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  • neil
  • 26-01-2020

rubbish fun!

Totally random rubbish fun! really looking forward to hearing the next book in the series.

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  • Vicstervic
  • 25-01-2020

A fast paced story

This is the second in the Fluke series and I loved it as much as the first. The team of disparate characters have really gelled in this one even if they do all fall out. It would be a shame if there aren't any more of them because the end sets up a follow up nicely. Fluke is an interesting character and his relationship with Towler is fascinating. I'm not so keen on the relationship between Fluke and Bridie though, she was the cool tattooed international lawyer in the first book and I had great hopes for a strong female character in this book but instead she turns into the nagging girlfriend who wants to improve her man, if feels a bit like a cliche of what men think all women are like. That aside, I have really enjoyed both of these books and listened to them within a week of getting them. John Banks also deserves a mention, he is a great narrator, a really good voice that keeps up the pace and makes it clear who it's speaking.

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  • Sammy J
  • 20-01-2020

Brilliant

I recently read the Puppet Show and Black Summer by the same author. I really enjoyed them so decided to read this one, I want disappointed. The book is full of twists, I couldn’t stop listening!! The narration really compliments the story with a touch of humour added! I highly recommend this book. Just about to read Born in a burial ground which is book 1!!