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Publisher's Summary

A woman is found dead in a ditch. As the list of suspects grows, a town’s dirty secrets are revealed. 

It’s a cold winter evening, and rain is sweeping in from the Atlantic when a young woman, having braved the weather to visit her sick mother in a remote part of Ireland, comes across an obstacle in the road. She clears the highway of stones from a damaged bridge only to see the body of a woman in a ditch. With no phone reception, she travels to the nearest police station to report what she has found. 

The local Garda waste no time in attending the scene of the crime. The woman is clearly dead, but it needs proper forensics to establish if foul play was the cause. In the meantime, is it not possible that the woman driver was in fact the culprit? She is clearly not telling the whole truth.

A game of cat and mouse ensues when the inquiry is upgraded to a murder investigation. The trouble is, when the victim is recognised as a sex worker, there is no shortage of possible suspects. And few of them, if any, are willing to tell the truth to the police. It will take all of Galway detectives Hays and Lyons’ experience to cut through the web of lies and identify the killer in their midst.

©2018 David Pearson (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Poor Quality

The narration was disappointing as the start and end of sentences were cropped by milliseconds making it sound like "Thomas the Tank Engine" as another reviewer stated. This also caused confusion as words like "she" became "he" due to the cropping and I lost interest in the story. It may be better to read this story rather than listen to it.

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  • Midwesterner
  • 12-10-2018

has the cadence and wording of a childrens book.

written and narrated like thomas the tank engine. i am only a few minurtes in though. i may go ack to it . perhaps i need more coffee this morning.

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  • SB
  • 03-06-2021

Meh

I totally agree with the other reviewer that the narration and writing style is reminiscent of Thomas the Tank Engine or a children's story. It's a bit over the top and doesn't fit with the subject matter of the story.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 01-03-2019

Pretty terrible

The only good thing about this is it's brevity which is also a bad point, a credit for three and a half hours is poorly spent, especially in this case, I made a huge mistake by getting this and book two at the same time, I shall not bother with any more by this author, the writing is clunky, no character building, no emotion at all, the narrator is sonorous and dreary.

I would totally recommend people to AVOID this book altogther.

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  • Gina Woods
  • 22-04-2019

Good story

A good story. Really enjoyed it but the narrator was poor and took a star from my rating.

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  • 12-11-2020

Disappointing

I had hoped this story would be a good introduction to the series but found it repetitive in several places and some of the characters left a lot to be desired. It wasn't worth the money even though I got it on a cheap offer. I certainly wouldn't have paid full price or wasted a credit on it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-2020

poor

Chauvenism is strong in this one, and the narrator knows no punctuation or at times even needs to take a breath

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