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Publisher's Summary

Meet DI Hilary Greene, a policewoman fighting to save her career. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. 

Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?

©2017 Faith Martin (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Unable to finish

This is a book I will have to read myself. I kept trying to work out why I wasn’t enjoying it and I came to the conclusion that it really sounded like it was being read rather than performed and it irritated me so much I couldn’t finish. It sounded like a series of statements.

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boring, too much description,

We started listening to this on a long road trip but it was so tedious it almost put us to sleep. Only worth listening to if you have insomnia.

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  • nicholas thomas
  • 26-04-2019

will.get better

The story was good, the narration monotone and one paced. The editing was poor with no breaks between sections which combined with the monotone voice meant you quite often went between scenes without realising they had changed subsequently losing the plot, The editor should also have picked up on some mispronunciations and American pronunciation which jar as you are listening.

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  • Mrs Anne Westbrook
  • 30-06-2018

Great

I read the book on my kindle. Then downloaded audible for my son who is registered blind and loves audio books. Decided to listen to this story. I’m on book about 13 and it’s good to recap as to where it all started. The narration is good. And I’ve not downloaded book two as loved the audio so much.

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  • ChrisH
  • 21-06-2018

worth a listen

a light story with a a few twists and turns.

the reader could have have put a bit more life into the reading

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  • Maybe
  • 09-04-2019

What on earth is soddering?

The story is quite good and so is the performance to an extent, it’s just some of the pronunciation that spoils it. You wouldn’t think the mention of soldering would come up so often and then be mispronounced as soddering, sounds petty but it began to grate after a while. Shame because apart from that and other strange pronunciations it was acceptable.

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  • M
  • 23-03-2019

Narration so poor

The storyline was perfectly fine but this was ruined by the narrator who has a particularly loose command of the English language. Her mispronunciations were really distracting. It was a real pity.
Why did nobody check?

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  • Mr James H Morris
  • 05-04-2019

Good intro to a new heroine but...

The narrator ruined it for me as I had to really concentrate to notice a scene change!

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  • Ergophobiac
  • 08-10-2020

A well crafted plot

I'm now hooked on Faith Martin's books, looking forward to the next one. The storyline was complex enough to keep you guessing although the performance was a bit stilted in some places. Ordering the next one later and looking forward to the rest in the series.

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  • TimV
  • 07-04-2021

Average story

The reading seemed rather poor to me., Words like 'soddering iron' and very quick from one chapter to the next. The story was ok but not a real page turner. Not one that i would recommend.

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  • Nicola
  • 01-04-2021

Good listen

A few twists in the story - but not brilliantly narrated. Good start to the series.

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  • bernard gregory berry
  • 19-03-2021

A bit disappointed

A really good story, good characters, plot and location details. Unfortunately let down by very poor narration.
Flat and expressionless voice, poor characterisation and woeful pronunciation.
A bit of a disappointment as I want to know what happens next.....

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