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Publisher's Summary

From two-million-selling author Joy Ellis comes one of the most eagerly awaited mysteries this year.

One moonlit night, the bodies of two young people are discovered lying entwined on a blanket in the woods. The young man is clutching a red rose. It appears to be a lovers' suicide pact....

Until Detective Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter look more closely. Romeo and Juliet, as they decide to call them, were murdered somewhere else and brought to the woods. But why? 

Then another young couple are found dead, again beautifully posed as lovers. And Nikki knows they have a twisted serial killer on their hands. Who are the next victims? 

Everyone has secrets. But some people will kill to keep them.

©2021 Joy Ellis (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Wayne
  • 2021-05-12

Not up to her usual standard

I've listened to all 12 novels in the Nikki Galena series by Joy Ellis and have rated almost all 5 stars. SECRETS ON THE FENS is pretty good but not up to the standards set in the earlier books. The story is difficult to keep up with the plot due to the large number of characters. It is needlessly complex.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-16

Disappointing

My expectations are always very high when a new Nikki Galena book is released. This time, however, I was very disappointed in the story and the writing. All of the characters spoke in clichés, Joseph and Nikki, and Wendy and Eve were caricatures of these characters in earlier books. The plots of both storylines were convoluted and fantastical. Perhaps it's time to leave this part of the fens and check back in with Jackman and Evans.

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  • EveryContinent
  • 2021-05-11

Holds your interest with red herrings

A bit preachy with references to unusual physical and mental conditions. Now a hallmark of Brit lit and TV it seems.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 2021-05-07

I love this series

I love this series and it was wonderful to catch up with Nikki and Joseph and the usual characters. More than one murder, missing children, Goths, and maybe a mole on the team give Nikki and her team (and her mother) plenty to concentrate on.

The story was good but I had a hard time keeping all the characters separate. Families and friends and connections got confusing. So I dropped my rating a star.

The narration by Henrietta Meire was her usual brilliant job.

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  • charlotte march
  • 2021-05-06

Horrid reader

This book might have been enjoyable if I’d tried it in print but this reader was ghastly. Ugh.