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The Guilty Ones

A Jackman and Evans Thriller
Written by: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Jackman and Evans are back in the latest gripping thriller by Joy Ellis, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage. 

Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy homelife and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past. 

Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

©2018 Joy Ellis (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Edge of Seat Listening

Another gripping tale by Joy Ellis. Jackman and Evans are fantastic; Armitage spellbinding as usual.

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Almost the best..... till the end???

So ok I guess the analogy mid way thru the book about Sherlock and Moriarty should have given me a glimmer of what was to come. Lovely narration as always but the ending was sudden and left hanging too much. I hope there’s another one coming ☹️ Loved so much about this book and Getting to know Jackman and his family more. Hope the next book is out in Audible SOON!!

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 2019-02-08

I loved it

I had been waiting impatiently for this audiobook release and it was well worth the wait. I love this author’s books and this one is no exception.

The story is twisted and leaves many trails for the reader’s mind to follow if one wants to “play detective.” Personally, I like to let the story play out and have Jackson and Evans and the team work it out. We know who-done-it fairly early on but then there’s the drama and suspense of what will happen next. The character development is first rate, as usual for Joy Ellis.

Richard Armitage is a delightful narrator and gives a tremendous performance. I did find the denouement a bit unrewarding and disappointing. But, overall, one of the best books of 2019.

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  • Cat Lover
  • Rhode Island
  • 2019-02-08

Excellent

Couldn't put it down! LOVED it. Another page turner from Joy Ellis. Great characters and performance

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  • E. Beh
  • Cedar Park, TX, United States
  • 2019-02-15

My favorite one yet

I set a personal record in finishing this title in 3 nights, even staying up way too late on weeknights to keep listening. I'm impatiently waiting for Book 5 (The Stolen Boys) to come out!

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • Portland Or. USA
  • 2019-02-14

Getting a Jackman and Evans book is a no brainer..

Buying a D.I. Jackman mystery by Joy Ellis is a no-brainer for me... and seriously, who wouldn't want to spend some quality time with Richard Armitage as the narrator?!?!
This time, the case is personal... D.I. Jackman's sister-in-law disappears, and later, her body shows up as what appears to be an obvious suicide, but both Jackman and his D.S. Evans, feel that things are rather "hinky." So he and his team methodically start their investigation... This is a tightly-paced police procedural, and once again, Joy Ellis writes a story that will keep you spellbound!

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  • G. Wayne Tilman
  • Tropics
  • 2019-02-13

Better and Better

Joy Ellis is one of my favorite authors.Rowan & Marie are the best drawn and most appealing characters yet. The twists in The Guilty Ones grab the reader and don’t let go. One is on the bike with DS Evans or in the Land Rover with her and Jackman at every turn. And, their support team members give depth to great plots and contribute as side stories. The brilliant and hilarious Rory was simply too good to leave with DI Nikki Galena exclusively. In the Audible books, actor Richard Armitage HAS to be the best narrator of all.

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  • Lucy
  • 2019-02-11

Love Joy and Richard 💕

I love the Jackman and Evans Series. This book is the best one yet. Can’t wait for the next book. Please tell me their is a Book 5!💕💕💕

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  • Doris G. Miklitz
  • 2019-02-10

Surprise!

I can never slow down getting through these stories. This time was no exception. At the end of this one I’m left wondering what will happen next. So, I’m hungry for more.

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  • Sabra
  • 2019-02-09

Disappointing Entry in series

Have read and enjoyed most of this series. The ending of this title was a complete cop out. Rushed and clearly meant to get you to read the next one. Don't like being manipulated.

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  • Barbara Adams
  • Chico, CA USA
  • 2019-02-08

Best Jackman and Evans yet

Great story, could't stop listening. Richard Armitage is a fantastic narrator-one of the best I've heard.