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A teenager is found dead, stabbed through the heart by a professional killer. Detective Stephen Greco and his team must find out who the victim was and work to piece together the backstory. Then 'The Knifeman' strikes again, leading DCI Greco into a depraved world of exploitation. How is drugs baron Vinny Costello involved? What is the connection with a private clinic that provides plastic surgery for the elite?

©2015 Helen H. Durrant (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Standard crime and love mix

Greco is a real character with poor balance between life and work and desires which can compromise his professional standing.The real crime in the story takes too long to be discovered and many readers will spot it early on.But the tale rolls along nicely.I had to abandon the audio version it was so badly narrated.

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Good short detective story

Enjoyingthese quick, short detective tales. Love the northern British narration which is a familiar and rough around the edges dimension that adds to the story

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  • Anon
  • 08-12-2019

Good story but.......

The story is quite interesting and topical. However, I listened to the audio book and did not enjoy the narrators voice at all! So boring, too deep, I can't tell which character was which as all sounded much the same which was confusing. Please don't use this narrator again, I prefer a really good professional, like Jonathan Keeble for instance who reads without the dialects most of the time but is still very good at making the stories come to life.

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  • Jules
  • 17-08-2018

Sorry!

... but I can’t give full marks to the narrator. The storyline is okay and I felt I had to read all three books to find the end story (if it is the end!). I found the gritty voice a bit depressing after awhile. And why, oh why, did Leah, a girl, sound like a whispering, gravelly man?

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  • Street
  • 11-11-2019

Not that good.

Third in the series falls short of the last two, the narration is not the best so an all round disappointment for me. The books also seem to be getting shorter and shorter.

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 11-10-2019

Great

Now I know the outcome, could be he is going to have some problems to sort out,be interesting to see what happens, maybe next time😊

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  • Cathryn B.
  • 01-10-2018

A bit depressing

This narration is very depressing and the story was predictable. It had a bit of a twist at the end. I would try the next one just to see what happens.

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  • PeeBee
  • 27-01-2018

Quite good story

The narration of this book was not up to the usual standard and I’m glad it was cheap to download. I would not recommend or share.

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  • Jacqui T-S
  • 10-02-2021

The narrator is a bit Marmite.

I quite enjoyed this series of books, story is not bad, but the narrator is an acquired taste. Shame all the characters (especially the women) sound like they smoke 40 a day and gargle with bourbon! I like a bit of grittiness in the characters, and I like a regional accent, but the narrator portrayed them as comedic caricatures of Mancunians.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2018

Good read

nice to see the stories carry on. Which makes you eager to read the next book

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  • Avril
  • 28-01-2018

A little disappointed

The first two books in this series were excellent, but this is rather predictable and formulaic, and less absorbing. Still a good listen while doing the housework

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