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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmas, and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6.

Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency's Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetised, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren't even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?

And when a disgraced FBI Agent gets in touch, things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn't think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he's dealing with someone far, far worse - a man who calls himself the Curator.

And nothing will ever be the same again....

©2020 M. W. Craven (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Dark, sharp and compelling." (Peter James)

"A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent." (David Mark)

"Fantastic." (Martina Cole)

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Becoming a bit twee

Characters unrealistically other-interested, things work out a bit predictably. Still good, but I think grittiness is being sacrificed to the god of reader-pleasing.

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great read

at first I doubted I would finish the book but how wrong was I, it was so good that I am sorry it has ended.

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  • 29-06-2020

Awesome

Awesome author and narrator. Good storyline that keeps you on your toes. Lots of twists and turns. Love it!!!

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  • Matt
  • 09-06-2020

Absolutely Gripping

I say it again absolutely gripping.

Not wanting to repeat myself, as with the last book I could not stop listening.
Now that I am finished I have to go and find my darling wife who is very pissed off with me for ignoring her.
But it was worth it..

ps. Thoroughly enjoyed “Why Sheep Don’t Shrink”

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  • Danny
  • 07-06-2020

Excellent as always

I normally like to go short and to the point with reviews. But honestly how can I make you understand how insanely good the Poe and Tilly saga is. It could be if well done one of the best series on tv ever in my opinion. Why no one isn't snapping this up, it blows my mind. The characters are thought of so well, the stories are just amazing. I will need to stop raving on, no surprise that Mr Craven gets another 5 shiny stars from me. He again had me on all hook and tenders, I applaud you sir 👏👏
ps the narration is as always the best !

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  • Sadie
  • 09-06-2020

Absolutely brilliant

John Banks' narration is excellent, he really brings the book to life.
Poe & Tilly are back, and the wait has definitely been worth it. Tilly’s character is maturing whilst her adorable traits still remain, along with Poe’s dogged determination they make a brilliant team. Craven takes you on a twist and turn journey to find The Curator. It is fast paced, enthralling and unlike most crime novels the ending is completely unpredictable.
A definite must listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2020

Totally Absorbing

Love the Washington Tilly relationship. Thought it would get boring the third time around but this is not the case. The scientific /technological unravelling of the evidence kept my attention to the very end.
Narrator is spot on. Listen and enjoy

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  • Jo
  • 21-06-2020

Awesome!

Third in this series and the best so far! I absolutely love the characters and the relationships between them...don’t think about it...just get this!!

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  • MRS HG CHURCHILL
  • 15-06-2020

Fantastic!

It is a must to have experienced in the earlier stories to be able to fully appreciate this one. Great storyline and characterisation. A job exceptionally well done!

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  • mollyeyre
  • 04-06-2020

Excellent

Great story, well drawn characters with nice friendships. Our Washington is a trifle out of order on occasions, but somehow one 'forgives' him because he been 'driven to take the actions'

I really enjoyed this, I just love Tilly,!

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  • Finn
  • 25-06-2021

I don’t often write a review!

It has to be a good book to make me want to write about it, M.W.Craven is that author!! I am on book number 4 every page is a joy. Twists and turns and a story line from beginning to end, so very good. I cannot recommend this author enough!!

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  • Brigitte
  • 16-05-2021

Superb

This was the third book in the Serie and I habe enjoyed euch one. Please be aware that these are "dark" starkes they are very well written, researched and read.

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  • mr
  • 15-05-2021

Good listen

This is the third book of the series and the best
The others are definitely worth a listen

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  • Jonathan Colam-French
  • 14-05-2021

Possibly the best book I've listened to this year

With so many twists and turns and a truly shocking ending this has to be one of the best crime books I've listened to. Thankfully only 2 weeks until publication of book 4.

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