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When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance. But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning, the investigation takes a bizarre turn. Soon Lorimer has to scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art world and reveal the dark layers hidden beneath....

©2017 Alex Gray (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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Okay Read

a bit too wordy. Seemed more like a Scottish Daglish rather than a Glaswegian Rebus. Will give volume 2 a read to decide.

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  • Scott M.
  • 13-05-2018

terrible

couldn't finish so slow paced, really disappointed, don't waste your time, waste of a credit

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  • Linda
  • 30-06-2017

Beware this is an early story

I rashly thought this was the next instalment of DCI Lorimer - not so - it must be one of the earliest books only just read for audible. A good listen but for someone following the storyline very out of sync.

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  • Flint
  • 18-11-2017

An excellent book

I loved this book, the plot is interesting and complicated enough to keep the reader interested but the relationships between the characters being added depth and interest. This is one of my favourite authors and I love this series of books. I have just listened for a second time and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first time.

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  • George A Bear
  • 04-09-2017

Introducing Glasgow's DCI Lorimer

Never Somewhere Else by Alex Gray is the first book in the DCI Lorimer series .

A serial murder is at work on the streets of Glasgow. Three young women are found in one of the city’s parks.

DCI Lorimer enlists the services of Dr. Solomon Brightman and the chase is on.

Joe Dunlop's reading is monotonous and lacks expression. It makes for a teadious listening.

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  • Freckles
  • 30-12-2018

Contrived story that jumps around

The premise of the book is an ‘uneasy alliance’ between a detective and a profiler. Unfortunately, it feels like the conflict between the two is manufactured for obligatory tension and not based on any real issues. The profiler’s role is also unclear, as all of his contributions seem to be made after the fact with hindsight. The story jumps around very abruptly. I usually enjoy a story that jumps a bit, but there was too much of it here, particularly for an audio book. 2 stars because I finished it, but I doubt I’ll try anything else by this author. The narrator read a tough too slowly for my liking, but it was ok.

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  • Neil Pritchard
  • 08-03-2018

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What disappointed you about Never Somewhere Else?

As a fan of crime drama's like the fantastic Logan McRae series by Stuart Mcbride, or Denzil Meyricks DCI Daley, I looked forward to reading a new series from a new author, but OMG what a difference, the first thing that disappointed was the narration - dull, no enthusiasm and lifeless, I found myself drifting off to another place many times, and as a result it took me 3 hours to get through the first 1hr ! - constantly rewinding and trying to get back into the story etc etc then I realised the story just meandered through without anything interesting happening, it started off ok, 3 girls killed in the first few minutes, great I thought, lets find out about the character's and see if I can guess who the killer is, but no joy i'm afraid, I was half way through before I realised Lorimar was married, and at the end when the killer was revealed, I didn't know who he was !!! and he was even caught with no real drama, I thought about going back and seeing how he was introduced into story - but just couldn't face it. in the end I stuck with it just to get to the end in case i'd missed a brilliant finale - but no..

Has Never Somewhere Else put you off other books in this genre?

no - just this author

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Joe Dunlop?

someone who could bring a bit of life into it !

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Never Somewhere Else?

most of them to be fair - harse I know , but I feel ive wasted hours of my life

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  • Mark
  • 21-09-2017

Terrible narrative

Above average story line, well written but the narrator was in my opinion terrible, and quite distracting.

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  • EMCW
  • 04-10-2017

A disappointing choice?

This book never got out of first gear— neither in content nor style of narration.

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  • Rachel Hyslop
  • 01-08-2020

Good start to a stronger series

Started 3/4 way through the lorikeet series and have to admit the later books are stronger but nice to see the beginnings here. Gripping story and well narrated.

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  • Iscalady
  • 16-05-2020

A decent DCI and psychologist story

I really enjoyed the way this planned out, never saw the protagonist coming and no ridiculous story lines. The narrator was easy in the ear. All in all, I’m glad I have found this series and am off to get book 2. After all my favourites (Ryan, Gallena, Logan McRae etc) I’m delighted to have a new series to listen to.

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