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The Couple on Cedar Close

Dan Riley series
Narrated by: James Lailey
Series: Detective Dan Riley, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband, Robert, is having an affair.

Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live - a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen.

Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom.

Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife, Laurie, sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. 

She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert.

The trouble is, no-one believes her....

An utterly gripping thriller about the dark secrets that lie behind closed doors. Perfect for fans of JP Delaney’s The Girl Before and Gone Girl, The Couple on Cedar Close will keep you listening late into the night.

©2019 Anna-Lou Watherley (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Another brilliant Dan Riley novel!

Loved it! Great story, excellent plot and characters. I just love Dan Riley. Looking forward to the next one 👍

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Mystery Murder

1st time read and on recommendation and loved it. I can't wait to read another of her books

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Babies galore

This is a good yarn. Perhaps a bit far fetched but lots of juicy murders. I liked it.

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FANTASTIC READ

Absolutely loved this audio book! Especially the narrator James Lailey - The best narrator of a story I have ever heard, brilliant.

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Loved this book

Believable characters, good story, could not stop listening. New author to me, will be reading more of her books. Thank you Anna-Lou Weatherley 👍🏼

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  • scott comeaux
  • 24-06-2019

I listened to the 1st book

I listened to the first book with Dan Riley as the main character and I gave it 5 stars. This book was great. however, I knew who the killer was very early on in the book. I like to be fooled with my guesses and predicted everything in this book... but it is a great story line.

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  • jan
  • 15-06-2019

good for commuting

good characters, not especially thrilling or suspenseful but kept me listening. I'll try another by this author

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  • Karenique
  • 31-05-2020

A Brit thriller worth the listen

A psychological drama by author Anna-Lou Weatherley and superb narration by James Lailey made this murder mystery kept me wanting more. I did have part of this figured out right away but there are other subplots to keep you on the edge of your seat. And just who is “Kiki”? Expertly narrated by James Lailey (a new and now favored one for me) brings this tale to life with this characters’ voices, including female (sometimes that can be a nightmare). I look forward to more from him. I bought this audiobook for $11. I don’t waste a credit on reasonably priced books. Recommended.

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  • jkrahnert3
  • 02-05-2020

Predictable thriller

This was a very predictable story but I still enjoyed it for the most part.

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  • MJP
  • 10-06-2019

Loved it

I loved this book. The narration was outstanding. All the characters and plot kept you on the edge of your seat. I will look for books by this writer and narrator again! The storyline and narration were outstanding.

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  • berry sprague
  • 13-10-2020

Meh.. repeats over and over

This is the second that I have read by this author. Both books were just okay at best, but this one started off strong and fell hard. I figured out "whodunnit" early on and kept thinking that there would be another twist. It was SO obvious who it was that it was lame. Then, the main character would tell 3 different people the same story of what happened in the chapter, leaving half of the chapter just repeating what you already read. Pass on this one.

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  • Yetunde
  • 10-09-2020

A Goodie!

Although I figured it out, I still enjoyed the story and Dan Riley is fast becoming my new detective crush. You will enjoy it too!

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  • K. Black
  • 14-08-2020

Love a mystery

Great read! Look. Forward to another book from. Lou Ann. weatherly. Can’t wait to see what Dan REILY DOES NEXT,,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-2020

Richly charactered mystery

Superb reader...easy to distinguish characters. Intriguing mystery...several surprising twists along the way. Will look for more by this author, and this reader.

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  • katlehmann
  • 10-07-2020

couldn’t put this one down !

Great story, great narration- James Lailey brings the story to life . Don’t miss this one !

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  • artlover
  • 02-06-2019

Great book/listen

Really enjoying the Denial Reilly series, looking forward to the next edition. I've just discovered this writer and love her style of writng.

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  • Ms Gloria James
  • 01-06-2019

Loved this !

Great from start to finish. Really good storyline. Sorry when I reached the end.Would love more like this.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 07-10-2019

The couple on cedar close

Brilliant book fascinating story line really enjoyed it. Good narration going to see if there's any more in the series.

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  • Lynsey
  • 02-10-2019

Predictable but enjoyable

I love the narrator and Detective Riley so had no trouble listening to the whole story but guessed very early on who was responsible. Still a very good listen but lacked the suspense of the first novel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-2019

fabulous

Blooming marvelous, from start to finish. only 1 downside, there is no more books in this series 😭

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  • Ann D
  • 06-06-2019

Compelling!

This is the authors second novel in this series. Both have been very compelling, with excellent, engaging characters, both good and bad. Given her background, I still find this rather surprising, but that is an aside. I very much enjoyed listening to this and found it hard to put down. It loses a star for me due to playing fast and loose with the ethical constraints on the Psychologist regarding confidentially! The narration was also very good and just loses one star due to the ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ and somewhat OTT rendition of the Geordie accent.

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  • Debbie
  • 02-06-2019

Great story - couldn’t put it down!

Another great adventure in the Dan Riley series. I liked the way the murderer was revealed to the reader part way through and you become hooked on the chase to catch them, with DI Riley’s “intuition”. Many twists & turns. I found myself willing the coppers to work the clues and find the killer - had a few late to bed nights because I couldn’t stop listening! There’s a few more police acronyms in this 2nd book which I felt the narrator was reading in code at times, but nothing you can’t work out. The narrator once again did a good job of portraying Riley as the well worn but caring London copper. The story left wide open for another book to come, which I hope turns up soon. Not for a reader who likes “who done it?” Books but great for readers who enjoy the twists & turns of a police chase. Loved it! Hurry up with the next book in the series!!

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  • SandraL
  • 11-08-2020

Excellent

I really enjoyed this book which is part psychological thriller and part police procedural. Detective Riley is called to the scene of a murder of a man on Cedar Close. At first sight it looks as though the wife did it. She discovered the body but has no memory of what happened. This book had me gripped right from the start. The plot is good and moves along quickly. The narrative is on two timelines giving hints of what is to come. I did eventually guess the identity of the killer though it didn’t spoil the book for me. The characters are all interesting and well fleshed out, even the minor ones. I liked Dan Riley. Unlike many fictional detectives he seems very normal - a nice man with ‘kind eyes’. Ok he has a past - a dead girlfriend who he obviously still loves - but he isn’t a drunk or an addict like so many other fictional policemen. This is the second Detective Dan Riley book though I didn’t realise that until after I’d listened. So, it reads perfectly well as a stand-alone but I will definitely be listening to the first in the series very soon, as well as any future books in the series. The book was narrated by James Lailey, who did an excellent job.

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  • JT
  • 08-08-2020

Great choice

good one, definitely worth the time and credit just a tad predictable but beautifully imagined and structured. not easy to put down. very well read and yes I would highly recommend it

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  • Naomi
  • 26-05-2020

Another fantastic detective Dan Riley novel!

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It was so well written and such a gripping story!