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They Disappeared

Jackman & Evans, Book 7
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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A gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists and turns.

When DI Rowan Jackman and DS Evans are told that the IT boss has disappeared, they soon suspect foul play. Orla Cracken, known as Orac, is no ordinary techie; she was once a field agent traveling abroad undercover, working for the government.

Meanwhile DC Robbie Melton discovers that two people, both urban explorers, have mysteriously disappeared whilst out exploring abandoned buildings. One went missing at a disused airfield, but was it a military base, or was it civilian?

The gruesome discovery of their decaying bodies found hanging in ancient church ruins bursts the case wide open, and Jackman and Evans are under pressure to find the killer. With Orac safely back in the picture following a secret journey to Ireland to try and find her long-lost sister who went missing as a child, the hunt is now on to find the killer before he hangs his next victim.

It soon becomes clear that the killer is targeting urban explorers, but why is he determined to track down and torture these innocent people, and how is the case connected to Orac’s mysterious past, still shrouded in secrecy? 

The latest gritty crime thriller by Joy Ellis, set in the Lincolnshire Fens, will keep you guessing – and your pulse racing – until the very end.

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  • AL
  • 09-08-2020

when is the next one out?

love this series, and especially Richard's narration. only issue is I get through them too fast!

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great story

love her books, and the naritator is amazing, i know all the characters now , like part of the family

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Terrific story and performance

Absolutely fantastic story, I particularly love this series. Joy Ellis is an amazing author and her stories never disappoint, I can hardly wait for her next one. Richard Armitage is the perfect narrator, his voice is so beautifully calm and relaxing. Joy please don’t make me wait too long, you are my favourite author.

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  • Barbara
  • 01-08-2020

Another Great Jackman & Evans Story

Joy Ellis has weaved yet another great Jackman and Evans story. Urban Explorers are disappearing and no one seems to care. One of the team knows something isn't right and after a little digging, finds there is something to worry about.

In the meantime Orac also vanishes and puts the entire team on high alert. At first these two events don't seem connected, but as the story moves forward, you find they are.

It was wonderful to get a better picture of Orac, who is fast becoming one of my favorite characters, besides Jackman and Evans, of course.

It was a well written story, with a twist I didn't see coming. Richard Armitage has such a wonderful repertoire of voices in these books, it's a wonder how he keeps them separate. He was exceptional, as usual.

Now that Joy Ellis has opened up a couple new storylines, I can't wait to see what happens next with this wonderful team.

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  • alma
  • 02-08-2020

The Pain Will Disappear

Another good story by Joy Ellis. She interweaves the human condition so well with the major crime. This story gives a deeper look into one of the main characters, and how the crime in focus reflects an event in her past. The update on the main characters is like reading a letter from a family member. The insight to two characters heart breaks and the prospect of moving forward in life is an added bonus. Hope future books expand on these characters and mainly that between Jackman & Evans. Richard Armitage voices are always amazing.

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  • Wayne
  • 09-08-2020

DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans Book 7

THEY DISAPPEARED is another great Jackman & Evans modern detective thriller. An it yet another novel about the popular topic in Great Britain of Urban Explorers. This novel has two threads the first of which is a member of Jackman's team named Orac who goes missing and the other is the multiple gruesome murders of urban explorers At the end the two threads merge to become one. Actor Richard Armitage narrates wonderfully well.

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  • EveryContinent
  • 10-08-2020

Intricate plotting, very satisfying

Reading Jackman and Evans out of order but no less enjoyable. Always good when we learn something, in this case urbexing. And history of wartime airfields. The narration was superb. Don’t wait to read or listen!

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  • David Va'aknin
  • 01-08-2020

Another great addition to the series

Really enjoyed it. Armitage is great as usual. with so many characters, it's amazing how he manages to keep them distinct as needed.
The story had a lot of characters and a few red herrings, but wasn't incredibly surprising. even so, I really liked it. I especially like the details of the topic (Urban exploring, and another which I won't mention to avoid spoiling)

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  • Chris
  • 01-08-2020

What a story

As ever an ex excellent story with twists and turns Richard Armitage is absolutely brilliant looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Ange Simpson
  • 31-07-2020

Excellent

Ery gripping and as great as previous, only down side I'd it ended! More please 😊👏👍

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  • Mrs
  • 04-08-2020

Another winner!

Jackman and Evans, Ellis and Armitage........my favourite teams!!!
Another winner that kept me gripped from start to finish. Richard Armitage's range of voices/accents is excellent and always consistent. Looking forward to more in this series.

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  • Mrs C Cowood
  • 08-08-2020

Tense

I really enjoyed this. I have listened to them all now , well worth it.characters that I like, a good plot and and a fabulous reader.

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  • evelyn rowlands
  • 08-08-2020

exciting

brilliant story wonderfully narrated and gripping till the very end listened to it in one go as i couldn't wait to find out what was happening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-2020

Another fantastic Jackman and Evans story

Was so excited when this was released, having just finished the other 6 books in the series. It didn't let me down. Another brilliant story. Admit to crying at the end, so emotive. Also really enjoying the development of each of the different characters' personal lives.
And yet again, amazing narration by Richard Armitage. Completely forget its one man narrating all those different characters.
Hoping very much there will be another instalment soon.

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  • SarahB
  • 07-08-2020

Another brilliant installment in the jackman/Evans

I have loved every one of the books in this series. Having them read by Richard Armitage makes it even better. Brilliant storyline following the history of the previous series and I'm definitely looking forward to the next one.

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  • Fee
  • 01-08-2020

Okay

I think this is another series I’m listening to simply because I’ve listened
to the rest of the series. And it’s Richard Armitage of course. There’s nothing wrong with it, I think it’s just over for me.

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  • Wendy Holton
  • 11-08-2020

Bored

Reasonable story ,however I found it repetitive in parts, lost interest half way through and had to force myself to continue listening