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Deadly Focus | [R. C. Bridgestock]

Deadly Focus

When a young girl is abducted, fear and suspicion haunts the streets of Harrowfield. D.I. Jack Dylan 's worst fears are confirmed when the body of Daisy Hind is found on a bleak windswept moor. As the murder investigation swings into action, another child is abducted and suddenly Dylan has to confront the possibility of a serial killer preying on children and solve the case before a third child is snatched. Dark and sinister, Deadly Focus is a gripping crime novel set in a close-knit Yorkshire community where secrets, suspicion, and menace lie at its heart.
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Publisher's Summary

When a young girl is abducted, fear and suspicion haunts the streets of Harrowfield. D.I. Jack Dylan 's worst fears are confirmed when the body of Daisy Hind is found on a bleak windswept moor. As the murder investigation swings into action, another child is abducted and suddenly Dylan has to confront the possibility of a serial killer preying on children and solve the case before a third child is snatched. Dark and sinister, Deadly Focus is a gripping crime novel set in a close-knit Yorkshire community where secrets, suspicion, and menace lie at its heart.

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What the Critics Say

"A Cracking Story." (Natasha Harding, The Sun)

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    meghan Silva 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Insane use of sound effects"

    I don't normally write reviews but I think other buyers should be warned about the production of the book. I don't even know whether the story was good or not because I was so distracted and annoyed by the sound effects: dog barking, footsteps, background chatter, voice distortion to signify talking on the phone, phones ringing, etc ad nauseum. I hope the producer gets enough bad feedback so that I never run into this phenomenon again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-19-15
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-19-15 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "narration was awful"

    I could not finish do tothe narration. Too distracting. The sound effects were ridiculous, either you narrate unabridged or produce an abridged performance.

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    9/26/14
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    "Up to you really - a good story RUINED"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Get rid of the intrusive distracting background NOISE


    Would you recommend Deadly Focus to your friends? Why or why not?

    NO leave alone


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deadly Focus?

    CUT the Editor !!! and sack the production team.


    Any additional comments?

    Well - this might be a good story - and to be honest what I've heard of it the narration is acceptable too. BUT BUT BUT.......

    Some IDIOT, and I am sorry but no other word is really useful enough here, has completely ruined this story by adding loud and very intrusive sound effects. So if you want to know what a stirring of a teacup sounds like roll up roll up.

    At time it is almost farcically funny - indeed it sounded like some sort game when someone says "he walked to his office" and somebody else has to do clip clop sound effects or "his phone rang.." and, yes you guessed it, a second later there is a beep beep sound.

    Sadly the fun bit wears off fast and it becomes so irritating it distracts from the plot and it distracts from the solemnity of parts of the story. This is very very different from dramatization where several voices my play over background sounds because this is one narrator and some idiot adding pointless noises over his shoulder - it is that amateurish.

    After a time you go mad waiting to pick up the next one - wondering if the "she threw up into the toilet bowl..." will be accompanied by appropriate retching sounds - sadly it wasn't because by then it summed up my appreciation of this production.

    Anyway as far as I could tell the story is acceptable but I didn't get very far.

    The author may have been pleased to sell the audio production rights but he should buy them back quickly and release a version not made by children having a laugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Babz
    5/6/15
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    "Brill, can't wait for the second"

    On to the next love it, gripping and heart wrenching

    Definitely getting the next one

    Narrator did ok

    Good work

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  • Katrina
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    11/30/14
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    "Brilliant read"
    What did you like most about Deadly Focus?

    I like this book. The narrator is really good and I think the book is a bit different to other detective stories in that you get the procedural side of the police work as well as the crime side. I use the audio app whilst walking and found that I was taking detours to make the journey longer so that I could listen some more, there are twists and turns in the plot which keeps you interested right to the end.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Ansdell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I liked all the books equally.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laughed and cried at different stages.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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