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  • The Bag of Secrets

  • Detective Matt Ballard Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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The Bag of Secrets

By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
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Matt and Liz may have retired from the police, but that doesn't guarantee a quiet life.

An abandoned carpet bag full of mysterious handwritten notes. A body in a marshy lagoon.

Matt is intrigued when his partner Liz brings home an old carpet bag she found dumped in the local library. It contains a pile of mysterious handwritten notes. Liz is convinced the bag belongs to Old Molly, a local woman who lives on the streets.

The following day, a body is discovered in a marshy lagoon. It's Old Molly. Suffocated with an expensive men's handkerchief.

Molly clearly knew something that got her killed. Liz believes she was trying to tell them something important. She calls on her nephew David to help decipher the carpet bag notes.

Meanwhile Matt is hired to find teenage runaway Liam Cooper. Liam has been missing for ten days now, and Matt has a very bad feeling about him. A few days later, a second body is discovered in an old barn out on the fens.

Matt and Liz must piece together the cryptic clues Molly has left for them before more people die. The answers lead to the remote fenland village of Marshdyke-St-Mary—and a series of shocking secrets stretching back many years.

©2023 Joy Ellis (P)2024 Tantor

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Riveting

Absolutely loved the tale of the bag lady. Twists and turns and then more suspense. I loved how the stories intertwined with each other. Shame we didn’t find out about the 3 kids

Excellent book

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Excellent book

Excellent book . Great story with three stories running at once . Kept my attention with the intriguing plot.

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I love the original characters

The story was great with the old and new characters. another good mystery in this series

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A little confusing

As always Joy Ellis writes a great story. However I found it a little confusing because the last book I read Liz was dead, and now she’s back in this book

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fantastic

wonderful book with great people and twisty plot lines. well done again for a great read.

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Kept me guessing throughout

Good story, great believable characters overall very interesting . Look forward to more stories about Matt Ballard.

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Another great Joy Ellis novel

She hit it out if the park again. I can't wait for the next one from Joy Ellis.

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Complex and interesting story

I think the narrator has a really good voice, but cringe when it comes to the female voices; that's natural I guess, but also the different tones on other voices becomes a bit much 😖 good story though, so many characters; it took a bit to keep up 😅 and I can see a couple of storylines may be continued 😎😊

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Difficult to persevere with

I don’t enjoy the writing, story or narration. Probably shouldn’t have persevered. Disappointing. If you don’t enjoy the first few chapters, I wouldn’t persevere.

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