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DI Nikki Galena's close friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found.

Then Helen tells Nikki that someone is watching her. But is all this in her friend's imagination and part of her post-traumatic stress?

And why is Stephen Cox back in town? He's the villain who tore Nikki's life apart and he seems to have returned to wreak more chaos. Before long, the whole town is on the verge of hysteria and her friend's fear will lead Nikki and Joseph on a very dangerous trail.

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

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2017 Tantor

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Excellent as usual!

Still loving this series - great characters, creepy villains & compelling storylines. Even though I only gave 4 stars for the narration, I do think that the narrator does a very good job given the large number of characters she's required to narrate, both male & female. My favourite character is Professor Rory Wilkinson & I hope we see more of him in the rest of the series.

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Cannot wait to start the next book in the series!

Joy Ellis' stories are so very interesting! They grab your attention and hold you until the very end. After listening to a few of her stories, I also love the character development and back stories. I still have trouble with the narrator but she does not ruin my enjoyment of the story.

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Another entertaining novel from Joy Ellis

If you've already read the other titles in this series you know how good these novels are. Ellis draws you in with her characters and keeps you wanting more!
The narrator does a superb job. The little inflections in her voice make for enjoyable listening pleasure!

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I really enjoy the stories written by Joy Ellis

I've been reading her novels for some time now. they offer a great escape and yet keep changing your expectations which continues to peak your interest. Already looking forward to listening to next in the series. The performance itself is very well done and the voices done by Henrietta Meire are easily distinguishable so that you know who is taking.

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Good listen/read

I'm really enjoying this series, that being said this wasn't my favourite but still very good and I plan on finishing the series.

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  • Wayne
  • 2017-08-29

I love this English police procedural series!

Stalker on the Fens is Book 5 in the DI Nikki Galena series. Like each of the prior four it is a wonderful suspense thriller this novel is special. The novels are set in the Fens which is an area on England's central east coast approximately 50 miles northeast of London. Detective inspector Nikki Galena is a marvelous protagonist. Narrator Henrietta Meire reads in the clipped English accent most common in the area. It can be a little difficult for Americans at first, but understanding comes quickly. Author Joy Ellis is a master of the police procedural genre. I highly recommend this series and this novel.

The sixth audio novel in this seven novel series will be released in two weeks. The title is Captive on the Fens. It is currently available for pre-order at Audible, but is less expensively ordered through Amazon's Whispersync for Voice.

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  • Paula
  • 2017-12-17

Stalker on the Fens#4, Hunted#3, Shadow#2,Crime#1

This four book series -- Crime on the Fens, Shadow over the Fens, Hunted on the Fens and Stalke on the Fens -- is GREAT! And they nestle together beautifully, capturing the depth and growth of the characters as they go. Do start with the first (Crime on the Fens) and you will be hooked to learn more about what happens to DI Nikki Galena and her murder unit of detectives. The story lines are very, very good and the narration fits so perfectly with the locale of the story. Loved every minute of this entire series.

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  • k_s
  • 2019-02-24

The narrator can be super annoying!

Chose this book at random to leave a review, but this could apply to any of the series.

I really like all of the books in this series (currently on number 7), and Joy Ellis in general - but often in spite of the narrator, I'm afraid. In fact, so often in spite of the narrator that I had to stop and start a number of times throughout the books.

The voices for the main characters are okay, but she chooses a very strange, monotone start-stop cadence for many a sentence, and seems to disregard punctuation, and in particular the voices of some of the supporting characters are just plain annoying (Rory!). Similarly, some of the female side characters speak in very girlish sopranos that I found very distracting.

I"m not very familiar with Lincolnshire accents, so I can't comment on the quality of those, though.

This narrator issue would have stood out to me anyway, but it is especially true in comparison with the Jackman and Evans series, where Rory is one of my favourites because he actually sounds credible.

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  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 2018-08-22

Gripping mystery with great characters

DI Nikki Galena's friend, Helen Brooks, thinks she's being followed.

Helen was badly hurt in a building collapse a year ago, including some brain damage, and she's got some odd memories that don't seem supported by evidence. For instance, she thinks there was a man also in that collapsed basement with her, on the other side of a wall, who talked to her for a while before Nikki and Sergeant Joseph Easter, by chance the two officers closest to the scene, arrived. Yet no one else was in the building, nor was any evidence found that there had been.

So is she really being followed? Or is she still feeling the effects of the trauma and brain damage?

Helen's boyfriend, Andrew Gregory, is certain it's the latter. Nikki isn't sure he's right--but she's definitely not sure he's wrong. And every piece of evidence that seems to support Helen's story is quickly exploded--for instance, a scruffy young man who is seen hanging out near her flat, when picked up, turns out to be the unapproved boyfriend of a young woman in a neighboring house. Dad doesn't approve, so they have to sneak around.

Meanwhile, Nikki and Joseph are sure their old nemesis Cox is back in the area, but he's as elusive as ever. And there's a tension in the rougher part of town, that might be related to the Leonard family, whose patriarch, and unlikely friend of Nikki's, is dying. As much as she wants to help Helen, she's both very busy, and not at all sure how to help, or what kind of help Helen really needs.

Of course, everything changes when Helen is found dead.

This is a gripping, absorbing story, and Nikki, Joseph, their colleagues and friends, are all interesting people worth getting to know better. This is a series where the characters keep growing, becoming richer and more interesting as their experiences change them.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 2017-08-27

Brava to the author and narrator

I love this series. I'm so glad this fifth book has finally been released in audio format.

This one kept me up most of the night. I couldn't put it down. I didn't figure out who-done-it until after it was obvious but I usually don't try. More fun to just let it happen. Nikki and Joseph are great characters as are crew on their team. The murder(s) are vividly described and I think it was important because it let us feel what Nikki was hit with. Great story.

The narration is very well done. I look forward to the next book which I have pre-ordered.

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  • Mema
  • 2022-07-15

She Does It Again

This book did not disappoint. A very unusual murder that keeps you wanting to find the "the who dunn it". Great ending.

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  • Regina
  • 2022-03-27

More Nikki Galena And Team

I had to downgrade the narration this time because some of the women's voices were uncomfortably screechy. I know its a struggle to come up with different tones, tenors and accents for such a wide variety of characters. But those voices, especially under stress were un-listenable.

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  • Mary Colbert
  • 2021-11-05

Another hit!

Love this series! The writing, characters, twist and turns in the c plots!! All are amazing!

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  • Carol Lemelin
  • 2021-05-19

Thoroughly Enjoyed This Book

This book was well written, beautifully paced with just enough mystery to keep you guessing.

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  • Justine Chandler
  • 2021-01-15

Top notch!

If you like Angela Martens Di Kim & R. Bryndz Di Erika
You will like this series. I'm hooked! Colorful characters that you get invested to and intriguing storyline with police procedures, suspense and mystery. This story was one of my favorites.