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The Darkest Place

An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 4
By: Jo Spain
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of With Our Blessing and Sleeping Beauties comes a gripping new mystery.

'Island of the Lost was the isle's name long before the hospital was built. In winter, they say the fog falls so heavy there that you can't see your hand in front of your face. Storms rage so forcefully you can be blown from the cliffs. Once St. Christina's was built, the name took on a new meaning. Very few who went into that place ever left.'

Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina's. The hospital has been closed for decades, and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him. 

But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead - one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances 40 years ago. He appears to have been brutally murdered. As events take a sudden turn, nothing can prepare Reynolds and his team for what they are about to discover once they arrive on the island....

©2018 Joanne Spain (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

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another successful case for Inspector Reynolds .

an interesting plot which maintained interest to the end.
The development of the regular characters adds to the books charm.
The narrator appears challenge by the number of male characterisations.
I didn't really enjoy her narration but I look forward to another Tom Reynolds book

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  • Sue
  • 16-10-2018

Excellent story

Was delighted with Tom’s fourth adventure. This was marvellous and gripping to the very end. And Aoife is the best narrator!

Sooz

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  • Mom2fourgifts B
  • 21-11-2018

Great Narrator of a Great Story!!

Great Story with a twist at the end that I was not expecting!
The narrator was Superb!

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  • Mrs. A. Hemsworth
  • 21-09-2018

Fantastic all round !

Two weeks ago I had never heard of Jo Spain, I then bought the first book in the Tom Reynolds series to listen to at the start of my holiday, I was so impressed by the the depth of the story, it’s many twists and turns and the characters that I quickly got through the other 3 novels culminating in The Darkest Place which came out yesterday and I have just finished. Jo Spain is a very talented story teller and with each novel her skill shines through in a way that only the top authors manage to do and her confidence grows as the series progresses. These books are full of complex plot lines which keep you guessing right the way through the novels and although quite dark in places Jo Spain deals with the issues with compassion and sensitivity. The characters relationships matures through all 4 books and there are plenty of lighter moments within the team of detectives. If you are looking for well written novels that are full of very realistic characters who soon become people you could really care about then the Tom Reynolds books are for you, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by these books. I hope that Jo Spain will continue to bring us many more adventures with Tom Reynolds and his team, I really look forward to the day when I hear that she is about to publish her next novel, they really are brilliant in every way.
Aoife McMahon does a fantastic job of narrating these books and her lovely accent only adds to atmosphere of the novels, between them both they have created a winning combination from start to finish, long may it continue !!!!

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  • Georgina Gatfield
  • 07-03-2019

Her best so far

I'm still reeling from the solution to this one! Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-2019

GRIPPING!!

Yet another excellent plot and performed by the best narrator possible...you won't be disappointed with the author or narrator!

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  • Vanessa
  • 10-02-2019

Excellent Series!

Thoroughly enjoyable Irish detective series. Unusual, & unpredictable plots with back stories of warm, amusing characters that will stay with me.
Aoife McMahon is a fantastic narrator - great character differentiation - some of the humorous expressions made me laugh out loud.
I hope there are many more instalments to come.

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  • Di D
  • 22-09-2018

Twist in tale really surprising

Really good story pure escapism. It kept me hooked right to the end.
Very good narration.
Would recommend to those who enjoy a good who dunnit.