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Thieves on the Fens

DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 8
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: DI Nikki Galena, Book 8
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

Meanwhile, the fens have been hit by a series of "designer burglaries". It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order. And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki's mother dies suddenly and, perhaps, suspiciously.

Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on the fens before anyone else dies?

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you in suspense until its heart-stopping conclusion.

©2017 Joy Ellis (P)2018 Tantor

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thieves on the fens amazing

another excellent read. i never get tired of this author. keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Not My Favourite

I have read all seven books in this series before this one, and enjoyed them all. This one however, just didn't pique my interest. It actually didn't hold my interest very well either, and I dragged through this one for days until finally finishing it. I think perhaps it is the overcomplicated storyline, or the way the characters jump around...there just seemed a lack of balance. The story could have been good if it had had a further three books dedicated to it, but squishing the whole plot into 7.5 hours was just too much.

Not my favourite, but I still hold hope for the next two.

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Nikki Galena inspires

Have enjoyed the whole series and will miss it when it's finished. Narrated well. Excellent.

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The past comes forward

This was such a sad story line. There was, of course, bad behaviour from ‘crims’ and some gruesome deaths as always. The premise of this story was the fallout from things in the characters past coming to haunt those in the present. A great story with many people contributing to solving the mysteries.
One death, in particular, gives Nikki and Joseph cause to pause and question what they have besides work. There is a very satisfying ending, if not quite just.

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Pretty good next chapter

Another good story, I enjoyed the complexities of multiple simultaneous events converging. Revenge, conspiracy and organised crime weaved an interesting tapestry for this tale. Good job.

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great tale

I find myself repeating myself with the reviews of hese books as they are always just brilliant reads, engrossing and well crafted and I love the narration too.

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  • Wayne
  • 12-05-2018

End of the DI Nikki Galena series, but don't fear!

I have enjoyed each of the audio books in this modern detective series and Book 8, Thieves on the Fens, is no exception. Henrietta Meire's narration has been outstanding.

But there are more Joy Ellis modern detective novels on the way. On May 29, 2018 Audible will release Their Lost Daughters in the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans series. The Jackman and Evans series is set in the Lincolnshire Fens like the Nikki Galena series and it will be narrated by Richard Armitage. The actual first novel in the series is The Murder's Son. In any case, 4 highly rated series novels have been released in Kindle format.

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  • Joy Easton
  • 12-06-2018

Already eager for next book in series!

This is such an enjoyable series! I really like the characters & get invested in their lives. I’m looking forward to the next book!

The narrator is excellent & makes it easy to distinguish between the characters.

I highly recommend this series! Thank you, Joy, for this series! Btw, I think you’ve got a really nice first name! ;) 😁

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  • Dana's a.
  • 10-05-2018

Love this series!

I can't wait for the next one as always! All the characters are real and falable. I'm totally invested!

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  • Dawn
  • 28-04-2018

Another great installment

Joy Ellis has crafted another great installment in the DI Nikki Galena series. I always look forward to another addition and have a habit of making sure to preorder them. I recommend this to fans of thrillers and police procedurals.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 26-04-2018

This series is SO good

Joy Ellis has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her Fens books are automatic pre-orders for me. I am now looking to start reading her other books.

This latest Nikki Galena book is, again, fantastic. The characters and the story make me want to never put it down. I remember seeing 3am while listening to this book. There are two forces tugging at Nikki and her team. One, an anonymous caller using code to get revenge and lead her to a murder (it may be hers!) and the other a threat to her mother and her former RAF/MOD friends. Good stuff!

And there's Joseph... always a wonderful person to have around.

If I'm allowed one tiny complaint, there was an inconsistency regarding the police officer investigating Eve's house. He was referred to as DC and then as DS. A minor point.

The narration was quite good. I certainly hope we haven't seen the last of Nikki, Joseph, and the rest of the team.

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  • Judy Muller
  • 25-04-2018

Excellent!

loved it, I loved that Eve was part of the story. I love the narrator & I also hope you continue with the series, I want more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-2018

Fantastic

Another fantastic book by Joy Ellis. Highly recommend this series! Sad I have reached the end of this series and need to start looking for another.

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  • rose
  • 03-12-2019

Another Niki Galena triumph.

Love the books in the series. Always great characters and interesting story line. A great read.

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  • Kathleen D
  • 22-10-2019

Such an intricate story line that it kept me wondering

I really love Nikki and her team. This one includes her mother's team as well and I hope they are added more often. Eve has such a past. Loved the very end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

Happily, there's at least one more ..

I've been nabbed into this series, set in a new venue for me .. eniugh twists and turns, and character development to put Jill Ellis in my present Top 10.

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 16-01-2019

superb story

a brilliant story with wonderful twists and turns only totally spoilt by the narration. if the author had not kept me guessing i would have not continued with the books due to the very poor narrator

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  • NHP
  • 17-11-2018

Love it

All of the books in this series are great. They are full of twists, just brilliant. A good narrator too.

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  • hayley coombs
  • 26-08-2018

least favourite overall

of all the Fens books by Joy Ellis, this was my least favourite.
the storyline was confusing in parts, uninteresting and seemed to jump from place to place.
However, it did still harbour secrets and had a mystery to the crimes. If you have listened to / read the rest of the Fens books, I would still recommend even if its purely to follow each character on their journey and find out more about them.

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  • JM
  • 29-03-2019

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The pronunciation of some words was wrong and annoying but otherwise the performance was fine.
I already have the next book to listen to!

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  • Marie grice
  • 08-01-2020

twists and turns

loved this book. yet again a brilliant story line with plots and mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat. Thank you!

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  • terry coates
  • 05-12-2019

Gripping storyline

Time for me flys by when I am driving and listening to a fantastic writer. I have listened to all the Fen series books and will be downloading the next tonight.

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  • Wendy Holton
  • 27-11-2019

Uplifting!

Absolutely loved this book. Gripping all the way through, a fabulous ending, even made me shed a tear! Fantastic plot, likeable characters, kept you guessing but not so it was hard to follow. Possibly the best of the set?!

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  • Lizzy
  • 29-08-2019

Emotional and action packed

What an adventure! Eve Anderson is as formidable as her daughter and both of them have so much to do here. I will admit that parts of this story do stretch the imagination, but not enough to spoil my enjoyment and the always excellent narration has a way of holding everything together nicely.

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  • Smallbo
  • 14-06-2019

A good Book But......

I have really enjoyed all of Joy Ellis’s Nikki Galena Books and this one was no exception. A good, fast paced plot and characters who come and go, as well as the existing ones becoming more complete. There is one thing which drives me mad though - the narrators inability to pronounce commonplace words correctly. I find myself shouting at my iPad. It doesn’t stop me from reading more books but it is VERY irritating!

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  • Raphael
  • 29-05-2019

A long slog

I found the Narration, & accents so poor that it completly ruined what may have been an enjoyable tale. i was distrcted from the story constantly.