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Tragic accident or cold-blooded murder?

Retired Italian detective, Giuseppe Bianchi, travels to England to escape one tragic death, when he comes face-to-face with another. When the body of a teenager is found on a Sussex beach, Giuseppe is drawn to the case - a case with no witnesses, and a case about which no one is prepared to talk.

National news reports of a missing 12-year-old in Manchester spark fear across the nation. The phrase "stranger-danger" filters into public consciousness. Local reporter, Christina Rossi, already has concerns about her local community. Families are not as close-knit as they first appear.

As the sea mist drifts in and darkness descends, can Giuseppe and Christina discover the truth and prevent another tragedy? 

Crossing the Line is the perfect summer listen for everyone who loves Agatha Christie style twists and turns, with a Mediterranean flavor. Imagine the charismatic Italian police series, Montalbano, combined with those TV favorites set in the 1960s - Endeavour, George Gently, and Call the Midwife.  

©2020 Isabella Muir (P)2020 Isabella Muir

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  • Kimberly of My Bookish Bliss
  • 08-03-2021

Stellar!

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Isabella Muir for providing me with an Audible copy of Crossing the Line with a request for an honest review.

Crossing the Line is a fantastic murder mystery. The intrigue is captivating. I enjoyed every minute of listening to the gentle tones of Charles Johnston. Johnston captures the mood in every sentence. There were parts where I couldn’t catch my breath from the intensity of the scene. Isabella Muir may be my new favorite murder mystery author.

The story plays out along the beach in Sussex, England. I felt the waves pushing against the shoreline. I felt the cold sea-mist on my face as Christina found the body that fateful afternoon. The blooms in Rose’s cottage garden were easy to see and smell. Being able to get lost in the atmosphere of the book was amazing.

My only problem with the audio was that Guiseppe’s accent was too strong. I had trouble grasping the words. The Italian accent was strong. But, even still, the tone was soothing. Johnston is a great narrator.

I award Crossing the Line 4 out of 5 stars. The audio version will satisfy any fan of the format. I highly recommend this book to those of you who love the titles of Agatha Christie. Muir is similar and a delight to read.

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  • Pinkerton
  • 31-03-2021

Perfect narrator, great plot

Loved this - absorbing story, great cast of characters, and the perfect narrator. I think there’s a second book in the series and I hope it’s the same narrator too.

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