When Emily Thornton discovers a will linked with the murder of a sea captain in Hull in the 1860's, she is determined to discover what happened - but a vital witness is missing. So, Emily enlists the help of Thomas Laycock, a young man who has come to Hull to open his own detective agency. As the pair travel to Middlesborough and Whitby, the investigation unfolds, and their attention is brought to a locket worn by a mysterious young woman. Emily and Thomas are convinced that this is a crucial link in the case. Can they unravel the meaning behind this unusual locket? And escape the danger following them every step of the way....
©2000 Jessica Blair (P)2011 Library Magna Books Ltd
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"A lovely gentle read"
I really enjoyed this book, it kept me captivated by the language used and the easy story line, I will no doubt listen to another of Jessica's books.
"Poorly read and tedious story"
I agree very much with the previous review. I too downloaded this book as it is based in the North East. The narrators attempt at the regional accents was appalling. The story was slow and repetitive. I've listened to many books off Audible and can honestly say this is the first one I haven't enjoyed. Not sure why I've given it more than one star if I'm honest.
As I originate from Hull I was attracted to this book because of the familiar setting. I found the storyline predictable and thin and the narration appauling with the narrator attempting what I presume were supposed to be northern accents and getting them so wrong it was laughable. I am a huge fan of the audio book and this is the first time I have not been happy with a production. I would suggest anyone tempted to buy this book should listen to the sample first....I wish I had.
"a delightful bubble bath!"
this was my first reading/listening of a jessica blair and i was not disappointed. lovely characters & narration. brilliant story-lines all woven together, with no offensive surprises or bad language. a lovely soak in a warm bubble bath!!
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