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DCI Craig Gillard will be pushed to his limits. But will he break? It seems like a routine disappearance, a case of musician’s stage fright. As a senior detective, Craig Gillard isn’t sure why he’s even involved. Until it turns out the woman’s father is the German minister of justice, and the British home secretary is on the case, too.  

But nothing about the case is simple. How does a woman on a train simply vanish? What do you do when a trail runs cold and the pressure is on?  

Before long the perpetrator has another target: DCI Gillard himself. What if the detective isn’t just running the case but is part of it? The victim merely a lure for a bigger fish.  

The answer is under the bridge. The chilling setting for the biggest challenge of his life.  

The latest DCI Gillard Crime Thriller is a knockout: fast and completely gripping, perfect for fans of Stuart Macbride, Mark Billingham and Robert Bryndza.

©2020 Nick Louth (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Body under the Bridge

Satisfying story, although I find the female characters not well portrayed. Had hoped that Sam (or any one of the female officers) would show the strong independence that appeared in the first book. Parts of the story seemed contrived, but overall, an engaging listen.

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  • Lynn
  • 2020-07-17

Finished in one listen

Best so far in series. The plot was so complicated and the various chases so suspense filled that my heart is still pounding. Ingenious and written with spare eloquence. York's performance gives full life to Louth's outstanding prose. A truly loathsome trickster, con artist, sex criminal and killer challenges Craig and all his colleagues to a deadly race against time and technology, with Sam's and other women's lives at stake. Tiny peeve: I wish Craig would stop hating his aunt's innocent cats. Otherwise, he's the perfect crime novel hero.

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  • Donna
  • 2020-07-23

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This book is just too much for me.
The first part's criminal procedural does perk along on its tight copland way with the complex mystery of a young woman's disapearance. It is the over the top last part of the boot hat proves so annoying. Dreaming up a horrible ending, and did I add -long- long- long way to the end?
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  • Marydior
  • 2020-08-04

Fantastic listen!

An entertaining police procedural with many twists and turns. Although it is #4 or #5 in the series it stands on its own, Excellent narration.

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  • Ted
  • 2020-12-18

Gillard Solves Another One - Coldly

I enjoy Craig Gillard, his wife, his ensemble... the whole lot of them. Louth's among the best of the current crop of Brits writing mystery fiction. He satisfies me and I'll keep listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-03

Wonder series!

I binge listened to all of these wonderful books. Thank you,dear author, you kept me on the edge of my seat.

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  • EveryContinent
  • 2020-07-25

Intricately-woven nail biter

Very interesting and unexpected. Superb narration. Many characters but was able to keep up. Greatly enjoyed learning of sophisticated phone tracking methods. Fast moving and enjoyable.

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  • Rick
  • 2020-10-05

Good, if unbelievable

Late in the book an investigator makes a comment ....What is the point of something so elaborate. I found myself thinking that long before. I enjoyed the book overall. It starts as a straightforward, and interesting missing person case but morphs into a overly complex kidnapping and revenge plot. The complex nature of the villain's plan borders on the ridiculous. The villain somehow manages 5 or 6 separate seductions, I lost track...multiple identities and technological wizardry. Many of these connections cross into the lives of several members of the police department. The likelihood it could all be pulled off without getting caught is beyond unbelievable. It could have been a much better book if he kept focus on an investigation of the missing girls and left out the revenge plot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-29

Thrilling!!

Nick Louth is always writing books that keep my heart racing while listening to them. He’s a clever author and I cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-25

Five books into this series..

And the best way to describe it (compared to the rest of the genre) is like bowling with bumpers.

Fortunately, that can still be enjoyable. Not as enjoyable to be honest. But still worth the time spent. And the characters in this series make it worth the time.

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  • lulu
  • 2021-05-22

weak link in the series

I have enjoyed the books up to this one. this one didn't work for me.