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Hiding the Past

The Forensic Genealogist Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jonathan Ip
Series: The Forensic Genealogist, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Peter Coldrick had no past; that was the conclusion drawn by years of personal and professional research. Then he employed the services of one Morton Farrier, forensic genealogist - a stubborn, determined man who uses whatever means necessary to uncover the past.

With the Coldrick Case, Morton faces his toughest and most dangerous assignment yet, where all of his investigative and genealogical skills are put to the test. However, others are also interested in the Coldrick family, people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to hide the past.

As Morton begins to unearth his client's mysterious past, he is forced to confront his own family's dark history, a history which he knows little about.

©2013 Nathan Dylan Goodwin (P)2018 Nathan Dylan Goodwin

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Really enjoyed this story!

The past holds all sorts of mysteries for those who enjoy researching their family tree. But what if no such avenue of research is available? What if someone were to find that their past simply didn’t exist?

Despite the fact that Peter Coldrick has no family and no family tree, his past does catch up with him in a way that sets Morton Farrier on a course of investigation that led to places that neither he nor the reader could possibly expect.

This is a really interesting mystery story with a refreshing perspective that presents new opportunities and avenues for investigation than amateur sleuths or police detectives usually employ. It draws on some intriguing elements of World War II history as the background for an investigation that takes place seventy years later and in a completely different context.

The narration by Jonathan Ip is very good indeed. He has a very pleasant voice to listen to, and portrays the different characters very effectively. His reading brings the story to life, and immerses the audience in the story as an eyewitness to the drama and action as it takes place.

All in all, a great story and a great narration.

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  • Avril Peppard
  • 07-08-2018

Interesting new genre

I don't think the narration (performance) did this story justice. Jonathan Ip has a very deep voice, and the end parts of sentences were often a bit garbled. Also replacement sentences were input into his narration and these were quieter than his voice. (& his female voices were quieter than the 'hero' Morton Farrier). All in all it was possible to miss key words & this was frustrating.
Having said that, the story did race along and I was interested to hear the denouement.

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  • Jo
  • 30-08-2019

Brilliant book certainly kept me listening.

I love a book with a good solid centreline story around which a tale swirls. Twists and turns, some forseen some not. Going straight to the next case.