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  • Little Bones

  • Cat Connolly, Book 1
  • By: Sam Blake
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Little Bones

By: Sam Blake
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
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Meet Cathy Connolly - cop, kickboxing champion and now a soon-to-be mother....

Detective Garda Cathy Connolly's life has taken an unexpected turn. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Cathy's trying to decide how she's going to balance motherhood with the very real dangers of life on the job, especially when her latest case isn't as straightforward as it first appears.

Called to what seems like a routine break-in, Cathy discovers the bones of a baby concealed in the hem of an old wedding dress. When the dress' original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women.

Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic - and now he's in Dublin with old scores to settle. Can the team track him down before he kills again? Struggling with her own secrets, Cathy doesn't know how dangerous - and personal - this case is about to become....

©2016 Sam Blake (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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excellent story, excellent narration

great story, well constructed and most enjoyable. I had to purchase bk 2 and bk 3

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Very slow! Hard listen

If you stick with it gets better, but if I hadn’t paid for it, I wouldn’t have bothered to hear the end

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Can’t wait for book 2

A terrific story and the ending leaves you wanting more. As always Aoife McMahon makes the story flow.

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kept me drawn in almost all the book

noooooo
the ending is killing me. its a cliff hanger fingers crossed book 2 explains it.
loved the book.
accents my God I live Irish accents.

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Brilliant.

Loved it. Great story, beautifully narrated and gripping. About to start book two in the series, and looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

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Not as good as I hoped.

First of all I would like to say this is the first book i am reading from this author, so I didn't know what to expect. This review is my own personal views and you may not agree with it and thats' ok.

The book has a good start setting the scene. 60% in the book we still haven't gone deep into the story. It feels slow paced and not much information provided to solve the 'crime' if there was one. The characters have holes, for example the detective and protagonist starts of as appearing to be a strong woman with her kickboxing training halfway through the book she is chasing a suspect and she is thinking a pregnant woman shouldn't be chasing people...whats with that, she is few weeks into the pregnancy and she had no issues training twice a day. Yes we get it all way through the book that she wants to throw up.

Relationships: The relationships between the characters are not clear enough, which makes the story not gel together. She doesn't tell the guy she had a one stand with that she is pregnant till the very end. It is implied that there is some kind of past between her and her superior but we get nothing on that apart from some reference that he is close to her personal space bs and the smell of his aftershave. I believe there should have been more in depth build up of that relationship, it all seemed to be scratching the surface.

Mary: the older woman, when everyone finds out her name is Grace continue to call her Mary, as if it's so hard to call her by her actual name, its not like they knew her for years.

Zoe: When the police find out that Zoe's mother has been dead for years they do not have the courtesy to inform Zoe. The whole 'scared and lonely woman' like Zoe character that gets rescued by the tall blonde 'player' guy who feels he needs to protect her is so blasé and old fashioned.

If only some of the bones of the baby have been sewn in the dress what happened to the rest of the bones? The author never tells us.

Cliffhanger at the end: thankfully I read this book a good few years after it was written and found out what happens to the main character in the next book summary. I doubt I will be reading the next books in the series, this just didn't do it for me.

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Very repetitive and slightly cringe-worthy

I read the reviews before downloading but the story sounded interesting so I ignored the comments that the ending is not great....but I agree the ending is rubbish. Also it could have done with some more editing as it repeats the same information over and over again. I felt like shouting ‘ I know already...move on! Lastly the romantic storyline was cringe-worthy and sounded like a bad romance novel, it was completely out of place and unnecessary.

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Great book but terrible ending

The narrator as always was brilliant. The story very detailed but ending well disappointing

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Good overall story, no ending

I enjoyed the story quite a bit but felt short changed by the ending. It felt a bit rushed after how much time had been spent building it all up.

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