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Greenlight

By: Benjamin Stevenson
Narrated by: Rupert Degas, David Tredinnick, Jennifer Vuletic, Glenn van Oosterom, Paul English, Mariele Runacre-Temple
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Publisher's Summary

A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making a Murderer on its head, Greenlight shocks with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.

Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn’t he?

So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza’s murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree.

Just before the finale, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited: proposing that Curtis is innocent. But when Curtis is released, and a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder, Jack realises that he may have helped a guilty man out of jail. And as the only one who knows the real evidence of the case, he is the only one who can send him back....

©2018 Benjamin Stevenson (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Jack steals crucial evidence from the crime scene
The case was open and shut, until Jack came along
Jack's whole career depended on this
Cross-examination of Officer Ian McCarthy
Voicemail left by the victim
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Critic Reviews

"An outstanding debut from an exceptional new talent, this is an absorbing thriller told with heart and wit. Morality and ambition clash on a journey full of twists as Greenlight takes readers from the cut-throat media landscape to a sleepy town full of secrets. Confident, compelling and with a surprise around every corner, I loved it." (Jane Harper)

"Such an assured, intricately plotted novel full of mind-bending twists and turns." (Candice Fox)

"A gripping, densely knotted debut that kept me guessing until the very last page." (Mark Brandi, author of Wimmera)

"Greenlight has a killer premise, genuinely surprising twists and turns and an original, deeply memorable protagonist. A thriller on the dark side, but with moments of great tenderness. Benjamin Stevenson is a writer with something to say." (Dervla McTiernan, author of The Ruin)

"A hugely-original premise, a guilt-ridden protagonist, a plot that won’t lie down. A great debut." (Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands)

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What an ending!

Kept me guessing the whole way through! I would have put most of the town behind bars. Highly recommended to those who love to try to predict the ending ... you won’t be able to.

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Better than expected

A little slow at times. Not what I usually listen to. but I enjoyed it all the same.

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Slow start but worth the wait

I wasn’t very taken at first - I found the description too much and the main character too slow. I persevered and really enjoyed the story - and what a great ending!

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Murder Mystery

I enjoyed this book. Great Australia story, all the better for being set in my local area. This writer is talented. Recommended.

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Green light

This is my first audible book. I really enjoyed it but I would have loved Lauren to have an actual female talking for her character. The way this man read her. He made her sound like a young child teasing someone..other than that I enjoyed the story.

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A bit hard going

Jack Quick what a very weird man.
Sometimes the listening to the description of all his ailments was strange and hard listening.
Quite enjoyable but.....




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This book is freaking brilliant!!!

OMG what a story - gripping. And the narration is superb! I buy 4 Audible books per week and this is by far and away the best to date🙌 Absolutely loved it - finished it in 1 day.

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Interesting plot and well performed.

It captures interest from the start. The story is enjoyable and the plot is plausible. Well performed also.

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Recommended

Really enjoyed this one, I became quite attached to Jack, found him to be a very loveable character and got to chuckle a few times at his quick comebacks. There was a lot going on which kept me interested the whole way through. Didn't see the twist at the end coming and also enjoyed the narration.

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awesome

i loved this book. well written, great characters and best of all set in Australia!

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