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The Woman in Black

Jessica Daniel, Book 3
Narrated by: Becky Hindley
Series: Jessica Daniel, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Severed body parts. A woman in shadows. These are the only clues. Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester, and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long, black robe placing it carefully on the ground.

With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, she has plenty to deal with - and that's before a detached finger arrives for her in the post.

By the time a second hand is found and a local MP's wife goes missing, Jessica is left struggling to find out who the appendages belong to, how they are connected, and just what the mysterious woman in black has to do with it all.

©2011 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Too similar to the other books in the series

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After 3 books I've come to the end of the road with this series. The actual storytelling and build up is OK, but the wrap up of the whodunnit is over and done with so quickly it's actually quite trite and secondary to the first 3/4 of the book.

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The series promised well but I'm moving on!

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  • Kathy
  • 20-07-2015

Good characters, well delivered by the narrator

I'm getting addicted to the series and whilst there are a few things that don't ring true - surely Jessica wouldn't get away with being a maverick on every case - the characters make up for it.
The narrator delivers the story well in exactly the right accent and tone.

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  • Ann D
  • 14-07-2015

Another great one in the series!

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This was another great listen in the series of DC Jessica Daniel crime novels. Held my attention throughout and really well paced.

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  • alli100
  • 25-05-2015

Brilliant!

Been waiting for more Jessicca Daniel audiobooks to be released, these books are humorous, have great story lines and brilliantly read.

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  • L. Lomax
  • 03-06-2015

Good story

Enjoyed this. Easy listening. Reader very good and clear. Good plot. Not gory despite online synopsis!

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  • Cathryn B.
  • 08-08-2017

Good but...

I really enjoyed this book but the ending wasn't as expected. It jumped quite a lot as if the author had got bored and wanted to end the book quickly. Having said that, I am glad that i purchases it and would recommend it.

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  • S
  • 28-02-2017

down to earth with a fabulous twist

good to listen to a solid detective story ..enjoyed will listem to remainder of series

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  • Jules
  • 07-08-2015

V good story

Enjoyed this very much. Still ending his sentences with prepositions but told that's ok these days! Good characters and plot. Onto the next one!

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  • Mrs Lesley Ash
  • 06-08-2015

Another good read

I listened to the first Jessica Daniels novel and I was hooked. Didn't think this one was quite as good as first ones but really enjoyed it

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  • TubbyTabby
  • 27-11-2019

Well written and will read

Becky does such a great job narrating Kerry's work, the pairing was a masterstroke by whoever was responsible.

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  • Frances Murphy
  • 22-10-2019

good overall

good story kept me listening into the small hours. Annoyed by Jess's rudeness to everybody. Got rather tired of narrator's unchanging voice in dialogue.