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October 1987: As a hurricane sweeps through Britain, a man's body slowly rots, locked inside an old water tower in west London. He carries no identification and fits no missing person's description. His corpse is never claimed.

October 2013: The month of the great storm of St Jude. A man dies beneath a late-night Piccadilly line train. His brother insists he was murdered, but Jack, a train driver, is sure it was suicide.

©2015 Lesley Thomson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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  • VAL
  • 24-07-2015

Great Characters and Story

Would you listen to The Detective's Secret again? Why?

Yes, in a year or so. Loved the original plot and characters.

What other book might you compare The Detective's Secret to, and why?

Unlike any other crime book. Mixing traditional themes and modern relationships.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every scene, not a word has been wasted.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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  • Lulu
  • 22-08-2015

Great book, excellent narration

It may seem confusing in the first few chapters but bear with it as all will become clear! Loved the characters, quirky Jack and down to earth Stella and the plot was clever and well thought out leaving the reader guessing to the end. This is the first book I have read by Lesley Thomson and I'm looking forward to more. Anna Bentinck's narration is excellent as always!

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  • lorna Withey
  • 12-04-2017

The detectives daughter series

I have enjoyed this series of books immensely and I have just purchased book four. Each book is a good standalone read with a mystery that is just out of your reach so you can't put it down. For me, the world stops when I'm reading about Stella and Jack.

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  • ASandNS
  • 10-04-2018

Book 3: back on top form!

Don't let the weaker storyline of book 2 put you off this series. if you enjoyed book 1, this is better. Characters from Stella and Jack's past emerge to interweave in a complex, tense and gripping story. I was glued to this. Lots of character development with the small world of Stella's acquaintances all taking roles and a gripping tale of grudges and murder. Great entertainment.

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  • Annie
  • 12-09-2015

confusing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A lot less detail in the children's story

What could Lesley Thomson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written a lot less about the children

Which character – as performed by Anna Bentinck – was your favourite?

None

Was The Detective's Secret worth the listening time?

I am only half-way through the book and already am finding Simon's story extremely tedious. Hope the reason for such a lot of detail about the children's gang will become clear at the end.

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  • a mohammadi nasr
  • 07-04-2016

Very English ! Usual taste nothing exciting !

Despite fantastic performance, didn't enjoy that much. It's my taste though, don't like tragedy-crime mixture.

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