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Publisher's Summary

A brand-new detective mystery from number one best-selling author Helen H. Durrant.

Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life, and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.  

But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar. 

Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.  

DI Matt Brindle discovers connections to organised crime and a sleazy nightclub. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?  

This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.  

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell or Mark Billingham, you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.  

©2019 Helen Durrant (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Well I sort of enjoyed that. Although there were so many characters I got confused at times. It also was rather tame. Not very deep. Still it was ok I guess

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  • Simon
  • 25-11-2019

Toff Cop Continues!

I was a bit worried originally that the first book was a stand-alone but it seems Durrant wants to continue with her stately-home owning cop Matt Brindle. It's certainly an interesting setup and the characters are pretty relatable. Tim Bentinck adds some great local accents to give a feel of authenticity, though I hasten to add both that I am very much an ignorant Southerner and also that his female voices are also quite strained and whiny at times. He does the main thing I worry about though which is to have enough character voices to help distinguish between them.

The mystery here is an interesting one, two seemingly unrelated victims but are they linked? It dovetails well into what went in the first book and despite its relative brevity is quite detailed with several turns and twists along the way. Does it, as the blurb states have a ' stunning edge-of-your-seat ending'? Well, not in my book I have to say and the motivations of the villains wasn't always convincing to me.

It's satisfying for the most part though I wouldn't put it in the top rank in this crowded genre.

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  • Street
  • 17-11-2019

Great!

Excellent story, fills in some of the background from the first book and expands the characters further I have little doubt more in this series will follow. The performance on the whole was very good but some of the female characters voices are a little strange.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 04-12-2020

The other victim

Nice book easy listening relaxing. Nice characters narration was good. I enjoyed worth a credit.

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  • mary morrissey
  • 19-09-2020

Lazy

I think the author must have been under pressure to write this book. It started very well but then descended into silliness
A bit disappointing as I have come to expect much more from Helen Durrant

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  • Avril
  • 05-06-2020

Oh Tim,! Stay in the Archers

I nearly gave up on the book largely because of its interpretation by Tim Bentinck who really couldn’t handle womens voices at all well. The hero’s mother was a veritable double of Alan Bennett being Thora Hird, shame because Tim Bentink’s normal speaking voice is so nice. I must say I found the story quite un absorbing too, and not a patch on the first of this series.

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  • shaun m arstall
  • 28-05-2020

bloody brilliant

an excellent book by Helen, so many twists to the story.the. narration as fantastic,. putting his all into it. clearly Tim really enjoyed reading the book as you can tell with the tone and excitement in his voice.

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  • Anon
  • 28-12-2019

Story good

Accents not true to Northern areas, there are so many different ones in the North of England. Womens voices not quite right, more practice needed here. Stick to the day job, as in David Archer. You are much better at Southern dialects Mr Bentink. I enjoyed the story though.

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