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Were they pushed to the edge - or over it?

In the quiet coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, a body is discovered at the foot of a cliff just months after a near-identical tragedy - and Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell can't believe it could be a coincidence.

Next to the body, she discovers a note that echoes one found beside the first: Death is not the end. Louise is certain that behind these desperate acts someone is pulling the strings, but how many more will plunge to their demise before she can find out who - and why?

Struggling to stay focused under the strain of her troubled brother's disappearance with his young daughter, Louise hits a much-needed breakthrough when a third tragedy points to the involvement of a charismatic cult leader. The suspect is within her sights, but he knows she’s on to him....

Short on proof and with the body count rising, can Louise intercept his deadly mission - or has she taken on an unbeatable foe?

©2020 Matt Brolly (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 24-11-2020

Matt Brolly has written another great novel!

The author has written another fantastic novel, full of intrigue and suspense! The narration is superb, bringing the characters to life!

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  • Reggie
  • 10-11-2020

Good story

DI Louise Blackwell is on the case! When the bodies of women, who apparently commit suicide, start showing up at the seaside, Louise knows that there’s a connection. Of course, the ever present threat of headquarters taking over looms. As Louise investigates and locates the common link, she is also struggling with finding her alcoholic brother, who has spirited away with her niece. Can Louise keep herself together and solve these murders before it’s too late for another young woman? What’s the truth about Paul Blackwell’s disappearance?
Overall, the story is good. That said, the constant threat of Louise’s case being taken away becomes boring.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-09-2020

Wow!!

Brilliant plot! Loved Louise's courage and determination to solve the murders. Great dialogue between the characters. Narrated by Danielle Cohen👌

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  • Book Bug!
  • 03-09-2020

Great Read

I found this book to be an interesting thriller, yet very disturbing. The abandonment of self the group of women under their leaders thrall was disturbing to say the least. I had not heard of this drug they used prior to this book. I researched it and it is said that it promotes this “near death experience” that is the lure for people who have suicidal ideations. The ending was shocking!
I would like to have seen something added at the end in an afterthought encouraging anyone with suicidal thoughts to seek help and suggestions as to where that help might be offered.

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  • Kevin Martin
  • 21-08-2020

The Descent

After listening to the first book which I really enjoyed along with others written by Matt Brolly, I was looking forward to this and purchased it before it being released. I am sorry to say it didn’t live up to the first book or others from the same author. A little disappointing this time.

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  • Joanne James
  • 10-12-2020

ascent, not descent.. Matt Brolly terrific

I loved this book. un-put-downable.
A real page turner. I am looking forward to Louise's next case and another sojourn into a previous life in and around Weston-super-Mare.

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  • SandraL
  • 18-08-2020

Death is not the end .....

DI Louise Blackwell's second outing is just as thrilling as her first. In this book she has to investigate the apparent suicides of two young women. Are they really suicides, and could they be connected?

The plot grabbed me right from the start. The story unfolds from the perspective of Louise and her team, and from a lonely young woman who is grieving the loss of a child. There was a feeling of dread as I listened, wondering if Louise could solve the case before more deaths occurred. I liked the setting of Weston super Mare, a fading seaside town and Brolly's descriptions brought it to life. As before Louise's personal life is full of problems, mainly concerning her alcoholic brother. This is an excellent police procedural and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

Excellent narration by Danielle Cohen made this a riveting listen.

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