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The Sisters

Written by: Dervla McTiernan
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Two sisters climbing the ranks of Dublin’s criminal justice system. A murder case that could change their lives forever. The Sisters is a gripping new thriller from one of the most exciting voices in crime fiction.

 In this prequel to the international bestseller The Ruin, set 10 years prior, bright-eyed Carrie Ryan is at the very start of her career. When she has a hunch about an ongoing murder investigation, she knows it could be her only chance to prove herself and truly break into the “boy’s club” of Dublin’s police force. 

Carrie uncovers this make-or-break moment in a case file her sister Aifric, a newly qualified barrister, leaves on their kitchen counter: Robert Collins has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after a fight in a local pub, and all signs point towards a guilty verdict. But both sisters quickly begin to find evidence that complicates the story. All the while, Carrie is very aware that she’s crossed the line – if the detective sergeant running the investigation finds out she’s been messing around with his case, her career will be over before it has begun.  

Please note: This audio contains strong language, distressing situations, and descriptions of violence that some listeners may find upsetting. Discretion is advised. 

©2019 Dervla McTiernan (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • C. E. Pitchford
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • 2019-09-09

Look forward to hearing more from this author

Truth is- I am old and although a former English teacher and librarian, I don’t listen to the fine/uplifting literature others read/listen to. I like suspense and mysteries. This is the FIRST monthly freebie from Audible I have liked. It’s a good story (although, like any short story, it ties things up way too simply. Afric’s story isn’t complete. But the reader was great and I’d listen to more by the author or the reader.

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  • Mrs Swell
  • Houston, TX
  • 2019-09-11

Nice story

The blurb made me curious, the narration hooked me. Now I’m a fan and ready to read the original book. 😀

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  • April B.
  • 2019-09-07

Excellent story.

I was actually delighted and surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I couldn’t stop listening and finished it all in one sitting. Great character development, great storyline, narration was well done. I enjoyed the dialogue throughout. I highly recommend this. Perfect length for a road trip.

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  • Yoxa
  • 2019-09-07

A good listen

I am more likely to listen to non-fiction, but I enjoyed The Sisters. It was a good yarn read by a great narrator. As well as the action of the story, I liked the details that paint a picture of life in Dublin ... setting the scene without stalling the story. As a bonus, it was the perfect length for my car trip!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-06

The Sisters

I enjoyed this story it was good and the narration was beautifully done. I Loved it.

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  • mimi
  • Seattle, WA
  • 2019-09-07

simple but intriguing murder mystery.

well developed characters but simple story.
would love to have it be a longer story.

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  • ResearchHound
  • 2019-09-07

Lags then takes off

I wanted to shut this off. The narrator was terrible with male voices. The intro dragged on. Then once the case began it got interesting. It would have been far better with two narrators. The male parts were OTT falsely masculine and the girls a bit too flowery as if every girl was a damsel in distress. With better narration, this would have gotten a better review.

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  • Shawna Godsy
  • MOUNTAIN GROVE, MISSOURI, US
  • 2019-09-08

Fast Plot

The story was good, would have been better if it had been longer and we learned more about each character. It was solved too fast and didn't really have as many twists and turns as I like. Th narration was good and I loved her accent!!

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  • Samantha
  • 2019-09-07

you should listen

I very much liked this book. I will be getting more from this author. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Camille
  • 2019-09-06

Better than I expected!

Great story, very well performed. Keeps you listening until the end, to discover the answer to the mystery.

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