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Behind Dead Eyes Audiobook

Behind Dead Eyes

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Behind Dead Eyes by Howard Linskey, read by Kieran Bew.

A Mystery Victim

A corpse is found, its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can't catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers.

A Secret Web

Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon she will learn the price of the truth.

An 'Innocent' Killer

True-crime writer Tom Carney receives letters from a convicted murderer who insists he is innocent. His argument is persuasive - but psychopaths are often said to be charming....

What is the dark thread running through these crimes?

©2016 Howard Linskey (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

What the Critics Say

Praise for Howard Linskey: "One of the best new writers around. This is a must-read series." (Mark Billingham)
"Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time.... He has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously. A new name on our criminal horizon." (Maxim Jakubowski)
"This is lacerating fare that makes most current crime fiction look like thin gruel." (Financial Times)
"Brilliant.... This is first class stuff, an unstoppable tale, a real page-turner not to be missed." (Sarah Broadhurst)
"Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace." [The Times (Top Five Thrillers of the Year)]
"Immensely satisfying, utterly compelling. Prepare to add another name to your must-read list." (Eva Dolan)

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    Kindle Customer 07-26-16 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "Behind Dead Eyes"
    If you could sum up Behind Dead Eyes in three words, what would they be?

    Nothing's as it seems!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Helen, she's got a lot of b****! A good strong woman/ reporter!


    What does Kieran Bew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As always, with a "good narrator" they bring the characters to life, without you even realizing it. They slide effortlessly back and forth from character to character and you're engrossed in the story, not thinking about how the narrator is doing a lousy on that character!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I hate this ? I think "Behind Dead Eyes" is a great title. It caught my attention right away!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Great beginning, three excellent plots intertwined within each other. Excellent characters! Ending a little weak!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 09-25-16
    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Coppers and rogue journalists vs corrupt politicos"

    A riveting and complex procedural whodunit of an alliance of journalists and policemen unravelling crime in Northeast England. Very enjoyable.

    The narration is quite good, except for extremely short pauses between sections.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 07-03-16
    Sharon 07-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Grand Linskey Story"

    Mr Linskey has a talent for maintaining multiple story plots within one story. He writes about the worst of crimes without the gore. His characters are flawed, vulnerable and real. Cannot wait for the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Seidel Topeka, Ks, US 05-23-16
    Donna Seidel Topeka, Ks, US 05-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good"

    British,, the law and the press against the sad, yhe bad and the ugly. It starts well and holds thecreadr's interest. Toward the end the red herrings start flying, so many realy bad guys are flushed into the open. There is a biy too much going on then but overall this is a good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-04-16
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me hooked"

    Four stars might be a TAD too many stars. The writing is not "great." However, when I run to download another book by the same author I feel I cannot give it any less. Two mysteries. One theme. Nicely done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Brisbane, Australia 09-03-16
    Anne Brisbane, Australia 09-03-16
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    "Annoying Narrator!"

    A good story, so worth buying. But the narrator got on my nerves. He was easy to listen to, just that he would not pause between new scenes. He would transition into the next scene like it was the next line.You had to picture even harder where he was up to. Where we had left off with that scene. Extraordinary,considering the editors could have made this happen. Or for a man who is supposed to be a professional.
    However it was a good story.

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    Paul 12-04-16
    Paul 12-04-16
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    "Could have been much better"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration spoilt this book for me. There are too many instances where the narrator leaves no break between sentences and/or paragraphs, maybe a good editor would have helped


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Story line was OK


    What didn’t you like about Kieran Bew’s performance?

    Flat, monotone voice. Read too fast, little or no pauses or breaks between sentences


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment, it could have been better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 10-20-16
    Jennifer 10-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring"

    I gave up despite the time I'd invested in it. I honestly couldn't care less what happens, "whodunnit", or how the two mysteries intertwine. This story was the most boring, uninnovative book I've read (or listened to). I'm baffled by the good reviews it received.

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    JocW 10-16-16
    JocW 10-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible narration"

    I found the story intriguing, but I had a difficult time following the narrator. I love Irish accents and I always thought that I could listen to an Irish person read the phone book! Unfortunately, this book proved my theory wrong.

    It was hard to distinguish between characters and the pace and flow of scenes (or even sentences) were sometimes strangely disjointed. I typically listen while commuting, so I rely on smooth and nuanced narration to help me keep in track of the plot.

    I enjoyed what I was able to follow in the story, and I may try the book again in print form.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    La güera fodonga Houston, TX United States 08-11-16
    La güera fodonga Houston, TX United States 08-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Had to return :("

    The narrator's sonorous voice and weak story didn't work for me. Maybe someone else will enjoy?

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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