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Some places make their own laws....

When Ella Watson, a woman of wealth and status, is brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight, it sends a shockwave through the Lake District community. Later that day, Keira Bradley meets the same fate. But whereas Ella’s murder is a tragedy, Keira’s death on the notorious Beacon Estate is just another statistic in a dangerous place.

DI Kelly Porter has the unenviable job of running simultaneous investigations. Her efforts aren’t helped by a boss driven by protecting his reputation and a housing estate where fear rules and no one dare speak out. Kelly knows the answers can only be found by winning the trust of the residents at Beacon Estate. A task so hard it may be impossible.

Kelly puts everything she has into finding justice for both victims. The only thing she hadn’t anticipated was a traitor in the ranks. When the evidence points to someone in her team, Kelly has to put feelings aside and work the case – no matter where it leads. By the time it is over, nothing in her world will ever be the same....

A dark and gripping police procedural for fans of Patricia Gibney and D. S. Hood.

©2020 Rachel Lynch (P)2020 Rachel Lynch

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Another fabulous book

My favorite so far, mainly due to the ongoing story stream of the main characters and where that is leading for future books. The main story was excellent as always. Really looking forward to the next installment.

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Best Kelly Porter book so far!

Great return to form for Kelly Porter. Book 6 seemed to run out of steam but this is a great story with some exciting new directions emerging. Very enjoyable!

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GREAT READ

Rhis book has a great story, is easy to listen to and follow. would recommend

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kept you wondering

Kept you on the edge of your seat wondering where it would finish , slow start but fantastic ending .

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without a doubt

Great intrigue, true to life, kept me wanting more to te very end. Very entertaining.

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one of the best

This was one of the best I have heard I hav e listen to for awhile. Loved the book from start to finish. A great sorry line with excellent narration. A must listen. loved it

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awesome as always

loved it as always, can't wait for your next book. As always believable characters and a great story. I also love this reader/narrator.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 12-08-2020

Mixed messages

Another great Kelly Porter story! This book tells the story of two murders - one, a rich white woman, and one, a poor biracial woman - which are committed nearby and in a troubled, crime-ridden estate. The theme is social injustice. As you can imagine, one murder is viewed as significantly more "important" than the other. Add a dirty, high-ranking cop and a couple questionable lower-level officers and things get interesting. My one complaint about this book is quite specific, and I was warned of it by an Amazon reviewer. Kelly is smart, kind, and cares about her family, friends, and community. When her boyfriend Johnny's daughter comments that she thinks Donald Trump is "hilarious" and no one challenged her, it made me want to vomit. It goes against the entire well-intentioned message of the story. I hope that Ms. Lynch understands that Trump is not "hilarious". If a Trumpian character appeared in one of her novels about social injustice, he would be the villain. Frankly, in any story, he would be the villain. Don't bring American politics into a book unless you understand how incredibly polarizing the content is. Obviously, Ms. Lynch doesn't get it, or Josie would have been, at the least, debated. Politics aside, the book was quite good, and, as always, Clare Kissane reads beautifully.

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  • Daisey
  • 28-10-2020

The language and it dragged

I am so sick of unnecessary excessive swearing--F... this F... that, Sh... this Sh... that. I can maybe see it happening when something extraordinary happens, but not in normal conversation. It's so lame. Why do these authors think this is cool? It ruins the whole story. And it drags. Concentrate on words for the storyline and not the swear words-- maybe it will go somewhere. I could not finish it.

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  • Scotty
  • 05-10-2020

Excellent!

Interesting story line and great narration. look forward to the next book in this series when it comes out.

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  • rachel carter
  • 17-08-2020

kelly porter does it again

i LOVE DI Kelly Porter! I can't wait for the next book! my memory is Awful so I can listen to the same books again and again and be surprised. and I'm impressed every time with every book by rachel lynch

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  • Virginia S. O'Bryan
  • 26-11-2020

Excellent story!

I love this series and its characters. This novel has a warm and wonderful ending. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us next!

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  • haley overby
  • 28-08-2020

very hard time getting through this one

I can usually rip through a Rachel Lynch book in the matter of a few days... however, this one took me a few weeks... I kept having to replay and rewind due to my mind wondering off due to it not drawing me in. Not much mystery or may I say it, gore, as there usually is. I will say, she must've 'took my notes' from the last books though when I thought Kelly wasn't a 'real person' because she's perfect in everyway, she never gets into trouble in work or personal life, and everyone around her is perfect - making it very 1-dimensional. I guess this book works to rectify that, but still... that rainbow ending... come on... leave me wanting more. I will continue to read the series... but I hope it gets better and not worse. Best books by far: book 2 & 5.

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  • Oops 66
  • 02-09-2020

Loved it waiting for next one.

Always love Kelly Porter series. There is never gratuitous writing of violence in this series, there is no need al the creation of the story is exciting and well thought out. The character jump out of the page so very real. I hope Rachel is writing the next one. The narrator is brilliant Clare Kissane makes each character real too.

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  • Julie
  • 17-01-2021

Excellent Story

So good, Sadly so true to life these days, I was on an emotional rollercoster especially having grandchildren. And for the author to dedicate this book to all those who have lost their lives to knife crime just shows what a decent person she must be. superbly read with such emotion as always. Thank You.

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  • Marianne
  • 02-01-2021

Too good

I got tired of the too good detective - the charachters are flat and thus the story ended up as unrealistic

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 25-12-2020

Excellent

Another great Kelly Porter book, full of intrigue and dark secrets. A gritty police procedural dealing with the world of gangs on estates and the power they wield. There is also corruption among the ranks but Kelly has no idea how powerful her adversary is. An enjoyable read.

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  • Liz
  • 05-12-2020

excellent

love this series. As soon as I start can not put it down. Regularly fell asleep trying to stay awake to listen

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  • janet riding
  • 30-11-2020

Absolutely brilliant

Such a good series! Love the narration, Yorkshire accent quite good but being from Yorkshire, there’s always room for improvement! The word albeit particularly grated! But the series of books are an excellent listen!

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  • Ellie S.
  • 29-11-2020

A great series

Another in the Kelly Porter series that never fails to delight. A great story line and narration yet again.

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  • Niki Bell
  • 22-10-2020

Oh No!

I love these books but not so much this time. Unusually predictable with a fizzle out, the personal relationships almost becoming to important and dare I say a bit sitcom. I do love the ones prior to this loads though so don't be put off the others x

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  • Stewart Webb
  • 15-10-2020

Pedestrian

whist not a bad book far from great. As others have said a formulaic quite pedestrian police procedural. Well read, and has some highlights but not enough for me to want to bother with any more in the series.

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  • c
  • 29-09-2020

Just can't take any more!

This started off really very promisingly but, just my luck, it didn't take long to descend into cliche ridden absurdity. DI Kelly Porter is more saint than copper. I am about two thirds of the way through but I know I can't make it to the end. Having put it down, I just cannot pick it up again.

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