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Sleeping Beauties

By: Jo Spain
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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The best-selling author of With Our Blessing and Beneath the Surface.

The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers.

In five places. Five graves. A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough.

The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. DI Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer who hunts vulnerable women and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late.

©2017 Joanne Spain (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd

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Continues the tradition of With Our Blessing

Another riveting story from Jo Spain, with the wonderful Tom Reynolds. This one explores the mind of a serial killer. Fascinating, and disturbing. The narration by Aoife McMahon is brilliant.

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Brilliantly read

Aoife McMahon is a brilliant narrator. She managed to bring out each of the characters idiosyncrasies. I will get a book just because she is narrating. A good thrilling story too.

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Master of a story

I am a new Jo Spain addict. This story was so well crafted and I feel like I know all the police characters. Beautifully narrated.

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  • DartmoorDiva
  • 08-11-2017

Thoroughly entertaining

So glad to have discovered this author. I am really enjoying her characters and plots, do hope she writes more in this series. Also excellent narration, highly recommend.

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  • stella read
  • 10-04-2018

hold breath moments

enjoyed this from the start. forgot to breathe at a couple of points in the story. did NOT see the ending coming at all! ace!

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  • Iona Morrison
  • 17-04-2019

back to good narrator

great listen love the series and very happy the narrator was the same as 1st book as i struggled with the change in book 2 and wouldn't have continued with the 3rd .

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 15-03-2019

Loved it but...

I do love Jo Spains books and think she is a great talent. I still love the characters and the plot lines except for the introduction of his new boss... the theme of a great detective working for a hostlie boss is so old and 80% of writers in this genre include one which makes it tedious and unimaginative, so for Jo to follow trudging in these overused footsteps was very disappointing. On the plus side the return of the brilliant Aoife McMahon as narrator was a HUGE relief.

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  • Learning is fun!
  • 30-01-2019

Strong storyline

Jo Spain tells a good story! Great characteristic, a plot that is well supported and unusuak with plenty of suspects.. Only negative comment is that the narration isn't as good as our could be though Aoife is a huge improvement in three narrator of book 2!

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  • jennifer smartt
  • 17-01-2019

great story great narrator!

As with all Jo Spain's books I loved it. The narrator captured the accents of the characters brilliantly which makes them come to life.

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  • Louise
  • 06-07-2019

Winning combination

Jo Spain’s writing weaves mesmerising story-lines with unexpected twists - I’m completely hooked.
Aoife McMahon could read my washing machine manual to me and I’d be transfixed. So Ms Mahon reading Ms Spain’s books = wonderful!

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  • Lee
  • 21-04-2019

Gripping and well narrated

Another excellent Jo Spain book.
This time we are on the hunt for a serial killer after women disappear and turn up dead.
The story moves along at a fair pace and Aoife McMahon gives both male and female characters their own distinctive voice.

A truly excellent book which will have you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Jules
  • 23-03-2019

I Like Jo Spain But...

I didn't think this one was great, but as it currently has a 4.6 rating I think it's probably just me. Aoife McMahon is such a good narrator, but I became bored with the story towards the end and found that I wasn't actually listening. It's ok, worth a listen but not the best in my opinion.

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  • L. Cox
  • 23-03-2018

Very enjoyable listen.

I really like this series of books. Well written, well rounded characters and beautifully narrated. What more can you ask of an audio book?

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