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Christina Crawford

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Intriguing, police drama.

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Reviewed: 2020-08-02

An English teenage girl is abducted in a Greek resort after sneaking out of apartment to meet a local boy. No trace of her was found .DC. Louisa Smith was part of the original investigation, and now , 10 years later she is DCI. The young woman, now 25, is found during a local raid.Her name is Scarlet Rainsford who was kidnapped in Greece. Now DCI Louisa is heading the investigation into Scarlett’s disappearance, and now reappearance. Scarlett’s parents don’t seem exactly overjoyed to see their long lost daughter, nor does she really want to reunite with them. The parents didn’t share all information they knew with police, then or now. The mystery does not stop with Scarlets reappearance, nor her mysterious, cold parents. Intriguing, exciting , twists and turns throughout listen. Policing details, such as reading out report numbers, DOBs etc. did not detract from story for me. They added authenticity to an exceptional police procedural. Looking for other works by this author.

Anti-heroine Cass Neary

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Reviewed: 2020-07-28

Loved this book, although not always fond of Cass’ drug and light fingered habit. At least she’s honest about it, and a complex tough lady to boot. Enjoyed watching her grow from inner torment to feeling more empathy. The mystery was intriguing throughout! Only wish the book was longer. Writing is clear, often dark, lyrical.

Fine Nordic noir

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Reviewed: 2020-07-27

A former Internal Affairs investigator is released from prison with few prospects for employment. Employment agency offers him a job telemarketing. He de lines, and is soon offered a chance to use his kills as a policeman to find a young man who took a boat to a nearby island, and did not return. Thorkild Aske takes on the job, on the eve of a North Sea gale. While on the island, he sees the corpse of a mutilated young woman. The corpse is snatched away by a man who appears out of the water. No one believes Aske who is prone to opioids to deal with f@cial scarring, despair. Descriptive writing of the sea, both above and below water, and police procedures . A tad unusual plotting, but well worth a listen. I enjoyed it, especially the job offer in telephone customer service! How like North America that is.!

Best of the series!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-25

Exciting police procedural with colourful, familiar characters. There are complex plots, and numrerous twists and unexpected events to keep listeners interest. Hesitated at first to buy it, because hate to think of prisoners trapped underground, but glad I stayed with story. The ending was especially satisfying. Well done, Howard Linskey, and hats off to your narrator too!

Really worthwhile listen.

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Reviewed: 2020-07-22

This one grabbed right from the start, and my interest never flagged. Though flawed, Beauregard tries hard to lead an honest life, be a decent husband, loving father, businessman. However, ia lapse of judgment and hard times, set him and his family on road to disaster. All the characters become so real, you can “see” them. It’s just a fully realized story, not just about cars, crime, hard choices. It’s also about love, caring among friends, family. I especially liked the ending, especially as I believed Beau would not survive last confrontation with Lazy crime boss. Just a great story about choices which determine who we are. Hope this author has a sequel coming soon.

Terrific listen!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-20

Couldn’t stop listening to this gritty audio adventure. It was everything reviewers promised, if a tad gory, bloody. Farrell is a likeable, tough, wily cop, determined to get a nasty killer off the streets. Satisfying, gritty adventure, loved it! Not just entertainment for guys.

Best police procedural this year!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-15

Amazing story, great character development throughout. Roller coaster ride of excitement as police doggedly unravel an almost perfect crime committed by unlikely suspects. Nothing is what you’d expect, but you can’t stop reading. Superb writing, Ms. Hunter. Please continue series!

Fresh new series!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-13

This was a stand out listen which gave me goosebumps when it ended! So original, compelling audio book. Listener is introduced to a most unusual would be sleuth, a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD. But don’t let that fool you as Jimmy is tough, tenacious and intelligent!Story is exciting, tough, emotionally intelligent, and authentic. Hope a second installment is due this fall? I will be waiting.

More a mystery than a ghost story.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2020-07-10

Narrative dragged for first half, but my interest picked up in later half. Satisfied by the resolution of what happened to these boys 25 years ago. The past is not easily, if ever, forgotten.

Fantastic listen!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-06

Hansen, a Vietnam veteran with a degree in English Lit. leaves academia to join the Oakland California Police in mid 1980s. Unlike most most police, he lives in the district he serves. It’s the downtown core, poo4, mostly black, and rife with drugs. Due to Hansen’s ability to d3fuse tough, potentially violent situations by actively listening, being polite, he earns the respect of the citizens and distrust of his fellow cops who prefer intimidation to mediation. That’s where the story’s conflict begins in this unusual police procedural. There is vivid characterization, many revealing details of policing, and violence too. Will Hansen make it through his probationary time and leave Oakland for good? I will be listening to Green ?Sun again. The story has captured my interest, wasn’t sure at first what to expect from a unusual plot. Can’t wait for mor!