From the best-selling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham.
A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes.
DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes.
As flashbacks from his past begin to intrude, Cody realises he is battling not just a murderer but his own inner demons, too. And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police.
Following the success and acclaim of the Callum Doyle novels, A Tapping at My Door is the first instalment of David Jackson's new Nathan Cody series.
©2016 David Jackson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
I bought this beginning of a new series with low expectations. I almost stopped after the first chapter, because it started off somewhat silly and scary. I wanted to read a police procedural -- not a horror story. But after the first murder, and the introduction of detective Nathan Cody, I was hooked and enjoyed this listen from that point forward. The narration was excellent.
I hope I won't be waiting too long for the next installment. This is my favorite type of book.
I tried the book on a lark (ha, ha, pun intended -- read the book and you'll see why), and I am very glad I did. I enjoy thrillers. I also enjoy humorous books. Books and movies that combine both are irresistible.
The plot had twists and turns, the characters were compelling (no cardboard cut-outs here), and the narration was perfect.
I am eagerly awaiting the second book in the series!
It's rare for me to give the highest rating to the start of a series. I'm reserved because usually the characters don't quite mesh or the mystery is an easy one that will build in upcoming books. But, wow, this one is a grand exception. The way Jackson describes the relationships makes the reader feel like you already know the personalities and just can't wait to learn more about them. He delivers with this as well as the character development is deep and engaging. There isn't a single page that was boring; the suspense is dark and intriguing. The mystery had me foiled to the very end. The downside is having to wait for the next installment. Oh, and if you like soccer at all, this book has enough thrown in to really make it worth the time to read it. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys British detective stories.
A good story that lets you fown when the plot is revealed. The tenuous strands of fiction that you need to hold in disbelief make the ending lackluster.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
If this is the start of a series, I'm all in. Really engaging damaged hero, with smarts, guts and a horribly nightmarish past tackles a serial killer with a macabre literary sense. Meanwhile he's been partnered with a former lover - now engaged - and his own PTSD driven explosive behavior has driven his own fiancé away for good. A very good read, well worth the credit. Ready for another.
A spine chilling thriller of the non-cliched kind. Outstanding narrator brings each well developed character to life. One of my best for this year or ever.
Love that it is set in Liverpool too.
Storyline a tumble but excellent narration redeeming..
A relistening is in order . A true mystery on all levels .
Keebles voice is hypnotic - and his voices
Are excellent. Good story - kept me captivated the whole way through
Characters are interesting , but continual mind games as each wrestles with personal demons become tiresome. Otherwise we'll - plotted,
"Excellent Story well worth a listen"
I wondered where this story was going in the first few chapters but so glad I kept on listening to which turned out to be an excellent story. I won't spoil it for you.
The narrator was brilliant and brought the characters to life.
I am now going to look for more books by David Jackson to listen to.
Great book made even better by the excellent narrator, looking forward to a follow up book.
"Gripping thirller well worth a listen."
Very good storyline and fantastic narrator. This is my first book by David Jackson and I am already looking for the next. I thought the narration was superb and especially liked the accents. This is a serious story but some people will always see humour in the darkest subjects. This was reflected in things said by the characters so the story was made all the more real to me for that. Well recommended.
"Excellent! Up there with the best!"
This is a beautifully constructed thriller. It is written in a fullsome, yet concise style. The characters have real depth. I especially like Webley, a strong female character, without the usual hard edge that most writers seem to think must be associated with strength in a woman. I was a little concerned when the motivation for the killer's actions was revealed. Without giving a spoiler (I hate them), I feared that a terrible, and shameful part of UK history, and the distress for those involved, was about to be cynically exploited. However, Jackson handled the issue with elegant sensitivity. I hope that this is the first in a series of DS Cody stories. I keenly await the next.
"Another corker from David Jackson!"
Excellent storyline as usual, characters well brought to live. This is the continuation of a great series......a must read!
"A thoroughly enjoyable read"
The author was new to me, and I enjoyed this thriller so much I will be buying more of his work. Good fast paced story with an excellent reader. Looking forward to,the next in this series.
"great new talent"
wonderful narration intruiging plot cant wait for next instalment
i really enjoyed this audiobook and will look out for other stories by this author
"really enjoyed this"
Loved this book - could not wait to get back into the car to hear some more.
Narration was excellent and the characters well rounded - good story too
"I really enjoyed this"
This is the first book I've listened to written by David Jackson and I found it a pleasant surprise as it was full of suspense
"A Tapping at my door"
What a fabulous read.Enjoyable from beginning to end.When is 2 going to be ready,can't wait
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