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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday. 

A stunning, atmospheric police procedural set against the grit of Inverness and the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, this is the first book in the DI Monica Kennedy series.

Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again.

A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in this starkly beautiful and remote landscape. Instinct tells her the case won’t begin and end with this one death. 

Meanwhile, Inverness-based social worker Michael Bach is worried about one of his clients whose last correspondence was a single ambiguous text message; Nichol Morgan has been missing for seven days.

As Monica is faced with catching a murderer who has been meticulously watching and waiting, Michael keeps searching for Nichol, desperate to find him before the killer claims another victim.

From the Shadows introduces DI Monica Kennedy, an unforgettable new series lead, perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves' Vera, Susie Steiner and Peter May. 

©2019 G.R. Halliday (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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l am an addict when it comes to crime fiction and particularly when the leading Police Detective is a female, but and yes there is a but - l am increasingly finding l am distracted from the story by the overwhelming ego centric narsassism of the female leading character and this bitch is no different. The conflict between career and excelling in your job as a woman is not a new issue but the absolutely abusive behaviour towards this child by her mother is appalling and in no way is a role model worthy of any praise. Do not bother spending a cent on this book.

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  • roselyn adams
  • 27-02-2020

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Brilliant book from start to finish.. It was partly due to where I lived that made me buy this... You would be silly not to listen to this book... Its a must buy auditable, The narrators voice kept me listening to this book with suspense.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 16-09-2019

From the shadows

A good story but perhaps a little long in parts. Narration was good, clear,. A nice book.

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  • Mr Malcolm MacSween
  • 02-07-2019

Great read, up there with the best of them.

Really enjoyed this crime fiction novel set in the Scottish Highlands. DI Monica Kennedy made her mark.

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  • 28-08-2020

Bleak but excellent!

This is a grim tale of abduction and torture beautifully crafted in it's unrelenting bleakness.

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  • David
  • 15-04-2020

Excellent Debut

It’s a well-written crime debut. The language is pleasantly terse but not too economical. Characters achieve enough depth to allow for intriguing future instalments. Halliday Refrains from spoonfeeding us information, which is a relief for more attentive listeners; I‘m often bored senseless by crime authors who repeat every clue several times over to pander to distracted audiobook listeners. The touch of cosmic horror is brilliant, I think, invoking a distant sense of the supernatural without actually going anywhere near it. I very much hope Halliday will continue in that vein. The only story problem is a common one for crime debuts: as the story nears its finale the red herrings pile up somewhat unnecessarily and implausibly-and never for long enough for us to actually get misdirected. The story would have been more elegant had Halliday not yielded to the temptation. Having said that, I do very much look forward to the second book.

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  • Mrs Archdeacon
  • 04-10-2019

So Boringly Read!

Lost the will to live trying to listen to this. There may be a good story underneath but ..... Couldn’t find the button to return it😤.

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