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Darkness on the Fens

DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 10
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: DI Nikki Galena, Book 10
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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A SERIAL KILLER ON A POISONOUS MISSION PUSHES NIKKI AND HER TEAM TO BREAKING POINT  

Revellers are flocking into Greenborough for the yearly Dark Greenborough Festival, a three-day event celebrating local folklore, superstition, and the darker side of life.   

What the public doesn't know is that there has been a warning sent to the police, saying that Greenborough will be a very dangerous place this year. The anonymous letter ends with the Latin phrase, Mors certa, hora incerta: Death is certain, the hour uncertain.  

DI Nikki Galena and her team soon discover this is no hoax, as people start dying from what appears to be alcoholic poisoning. Things rapidly escalate, and as the deaths get more horrific, Nikki realizes they have a serial killer in their midst.

©2019 Joy Ellis (P)2019 Tantor

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Another Great Story ...

Another very enjoyable story. Thank you Joy Ellis, and Thankyou Henrietta Meier for your wonderful reading manner. Loving The series.

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Great Resolution

The longest book in this series, I found it overly-complex in some parts (in comparison to what you would expect for a series like this - definitely still digestible and enjoyable) but overall completely enjoyed another great mystery. The character stories were wrapped up very well, without being overly perfect or too sweet.

Will be sad to leave this series behind. Really good, fast paced reading.

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Happy to hear another chapter

Good to relax with another story, this time one that knits a thread of history into it's premise. I wonder if that kind of thing really happened or just good lateral thinking by the author. Nice work.

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I love this series

I have both the e books and the audio books and I have read/listened to them more than once. Nikki is great although she sometimes makes me grit my teeth. She can send people crazy but you would always want her on your side.
Narrator Henrietta Meire was an excellent choice to voice Nikki.
Highly recommended.

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Amazing

I love this series and the personal struggle of our regular hero was really great to explore.

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Love these characters!

I love the Nikki Helena and Joseph Easter series so look much, I can't wait for the next one!!!

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  • Wayne
  • 03-12-2019

Creative serial killer

DARKNESS ON THE FENS, Book 10 in the Nikki Galena series, is yet another winner from English author Joy Ellis. This is likely the most complex novel in the series. I do wish the author would end the involvement of Nikki's mother and her crime sleuthing friends Narration by Henrietta Meire is superb as usual.

The novels in this series are standalone.

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  • Maggie
  • 25-11-2019

End of the Fens Seried For Me

Just not enjoyable. No more for me. Guess the series has just gotten old and worn.

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  • Michael
  • 28-10-2019

Good ... but,

This series has been severely lagging since they’ve introduced Nikki’s mother.
Her, and her group of old crones are running around like the Snoop Sisters, Jane Marple, and Jessica Fletcher combined.

Anyway .... good story in spite of the subplot.

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  • Barbara
  • 16-02-2020

Great Read

I've read more than one critism of adding the characters of Galena's mother and friends, but I quite enjoy the unfolding of those tendrils. I look forward to the continuing stories and the character's growth.

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  • Deborah
  • 31-12-2019

A bit over the top

I have enjoyed previous volumes in the Nikki Galena series, but both the plot and the breathless narration of this one seems a bit over the top. Nothing in Joseph’s previous character development, nor in the plot seems to warrant such a violent, dishonorable reaction. It just wasn’t believable. It felt every inch a plot device to cause tension.

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  • Donna
  • 18-09-2019

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Enjoyed the narrator and the mystery started well. But it was that tall building: walk down or fall down -- early on hint that
started my collecting "indicators that this would end as an average British Detective Book. I enjoyed the 3 day festival celerating several hundred years of ghosts, ghouls and fresh deaths. I liked he characters but ....

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  • TRACEY
  • 20-12-2019

suspenseful

loved it. very suspenseful and hard to figure out who it was. we have all of the Fens books. Love them.

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  • jennifer
  • 17-10-2019

Really poor

This series has run out of gas... couldn’t finish it! Tedious, predictable, simplistic... don’t bother

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  • noney
  • 14-10-2019

another great addition to the series

loved it as always this series keeps you guessing who did it right until the end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-2019

another smashing success for the fen land series

Another great book in the "Fens" series. a real page turner, kept you ok n the edge of your seat.

I hope that Joy Ellis has more of these books in the works as I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Linda
  • 26-12-2019

Irritating but strangely addictive

I don't know why I continue with this series - I've never really taken to Nikki Galena, I find Joseph so excruciatingly perfect he sets my teeth on edge. The plots aren't great and nor is the narration. But, as they say, don't let that put you off. For some unknown reason I still avidly purchase each instalment and despite all of my misgivings do genuinely enjoy the experience.

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  • reader
  • 22-09-2019

Darkness on the fens

Joy Ellis came up with another intriguing enjoyable storyline . Narrator's interpretation of local dialect somewhat lacking tho!

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  • terry coates
  • 19-02-2020

Excellent

Yet another book in the fens series. Great story line. Hopping this is not the last one.

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  • Marie grice
  • 28-01-2020

Never let down

excellent again, never let down and characters just get better and better as well as storyline wrapping it arms around you pulling you in withe every word.

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  • susan bickerton
  • 20-01-2020

Awful narrator

Narrator awful gave up after chapter 3 not the right person to narrate at all

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  • carl watkins
  • 27-12-2019

more

I for one have enjoyed every minute of these books and hope more on the way

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  • Smallbo
  • 02-12-2019

Spoiled by poor narration

I have enjoyed all of Joy Ellis’s books but why oh why does she stick with Henrietta Meire ? Her characterisation is woeful and her constant mispronunciations are laughable but bad enough to spoil your enjoyment of the book.

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  • Lizzy
  • 29-11-2019

Gripping and engaging story from a first class author

Wow! Joy Ellis does not disappoint! In a case that pulls on the emotions more than any other since the early days of Nikki and Joseph’s partnership, the team have a hideous killer to contend with, one that’s using an annual local festival as their hunting ground and the threat of illegal alcohol during a time when Greenborough is choc full of revellers. As the case pushes everyone to the brink, Nikki becomes increasingly worried about Joseph, who’s finding this especially hard. Will she have to watch the man she loves make a big mistake? I won’t spoil it, but I will say that I’m very very hoping Joy Ellis has more planned for Nikki and Joseph because I’m a huge fan of them and her!

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  • SirMoBotRio16
  • 20-11-2019

Just love this author

I await the next installment of tjis series. Joy never disappoints with the twists & turns & fast paced storylines. The narrator may not be perfection, but I now enjoy her reafing style.

I certainly didn't see the ending coming.

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  • Scandalous
  • 19-11-2019

Narration spoiled it for me.

I wish I had listened to the sample because then I would have just read the book! The female, soft-voiced narrator was just not up to portraying strong angry men with any gravitas. I got annoyed listening but as I had paid for it and liked the story I listened to the end. Next time I hope she chooses a male narrator even though this is a Nicky Galena story.