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Publisher's Summary

From master storyteller Nick Louth comes the third installment in the DCI Craig Gillard series. Perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons and Faith Martin. 

A body is found on a quiet lane in Exmoor, victim of a hit and run. 

He has no ID, no wallet, no phone, and - after being dragged along the road - no recognisable face.

Meanwhile, fresh from his last case, DCI Craig Gillard is unexpectedly called away to Devon on family business. Gillard is soon embroiled when the car in question is traced to his aunt. 

As he delves deeper, a dark mystery reveals itself, haunted by family secrets, with repercussions Gillard could never have imagined. The past has never been deadlier.

©2019 Nick Louth (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

What the critics say

"An unputdownable, heart-thudder of a read.” (Carol Wyer) 

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Unbelievably Sexist; Wife Suddenly Stupid and Naive

I liked the 1st two books in this series. Part of why I did so was the character who became the DI’s wife; she was smart, world-wise, and wouldn’t stand for crappy treatment.

THEN, in THIS BOOK, her character is the opposite! This woman no longer has any power of deduction (to such an extent that she doesn’t understand what is meant, when someone else’s deductive steps are recounted to her); is mind-bogglingly naive, and is incapable of standing up for herself, even when dealing with a sexual predator.

The main and overall plot of this book would have been just fine; there was NO need to change this woman’s character into a stereotypical, idiotic female. SHAME on NICK LOUTH.

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  • Kathleen
  • 2019-07-19

Very good book; horrible recording

This was another really good book by Nick Louth. Unfortunately the recording was awful. There was an intermittent snap, crackle and pop noise in the background. It’s a testament to how good the book was that I didn’t return it.

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  • Lynn
  • 2019-07-15

You sure can't pick your family!

Fast paced, interesting story that makes you realize how messed up families can be. This is a good series and this is the best of the books so far.

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 2019-12-12

book 3

I'm hooked! such a good book, love the narration, and the easy they end, always leaves room for another story!

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  • Yankee Bookworm
  • 2019-09-11

Best of the series - when I could hear it

Not crazy about the narrator - he makes Sam sounds like a dimwit - but mostly not crazy about the low volume of the recording itself. If I was in traffic (windows closed) or walked away from the player at home, I had to rewind to hear what I missed. The book itself is terrific. Big improvement over the second one.

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  • Anat Hoffman
  • 2020-08-20

a bit too prurient

such sexual deviations sex inside the family attempt of rape and sexual abuse a little too rich for my blood

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  • WhatRobinsReading
  • 2020-07-06

Bad audio

I really wanted to listen to this book. I followed it to the end, but really struggled with the audio. The recording was bad!

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  • Jenny
  • 2019-08-18

The Sins of the Fathers Visited on the Children

This story is about families in which each generation carries scars from the generations that lived before them; and these scars cause great damage.
Ultimately the twisted perceptions of the wounded leads to murder and cover ups.
Nick Louth cleverly leads his reader to very viable suspects each of which is gradually shown to be innocent.
The final solution is not complete, leaving more possibilities running through the readers' mind.....

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  • Rick
  • 2020-06-22

Best book in the series so far.

I really enjoyed this book. The previous two in the series were both excellent, but to me, this one takes it to a new level. It delves into Gillard's twisted family background with two Aunts who are very different, but equally disturbing to be around. The book also develops his wife Sam into a much fuller character and the mysteries are all interesting to follow. The end may not satisfy those who want perfect closure, but to me it sets up a hopefully interesting start to the next book
Marston York is fast becoming one of my favorite readers. He does voices and accents very well.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 2019-08-05

Depressing, horrible ending

The speed and narration on my download were fine, so I did not encounter the problems of other reviewers. The story, however, was interesting for two thirds of the book. The ending was so horrible I do not plan on continuing with this series if there is another book.. To say more would have to include spoilers. If you liked the first two books, you may want to read this edition and make up your own mind.

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  • Sharon J.
  • 2019-07-31

A deeply unpleasant story

filled with deeply unpleasant characters. Ugh!
Book 2 in this series was much less objectionable, but there is a problem with the narration with that one too. The narration itself is fine, but there is a technical glitch. I am not even a little deaf,, but in order to hear either recording, I had to keep the player within arms reach.
No recommendation from me.

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