Suddenly a widow after years of marriage, Trudi finds herself alone, unprovided for and increasingly aware of her ignorance of her late husband's world. Why had he resigned from his job without telling her? Where was all his money? And more terrifyingly still - is he really dead?
As Trudi experiences shock after shock, she is forced to re-examine her belief in Trent, and ultimately herself. Compelled to leave the cosy nest of her old life, she is out in the open and fighting for her very survival.
©1987 Reginald Hill; (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd
"One of Brtian's most consistently excellent crime novelists" (The Times, London)
did not give it 5 stars only because i reserve the fifth for an outstanding book but death of a dormouse was very enjoyable, the narrator did a great job and had a very pleasing tone to her voice. the metaphor of the dormouse was nicely woven into the plot. if you like this series you will most like this departure with a female protagonist.
This falls far short of the books in Hill's Andy Daziel series, becoming less and less credible as it goes along.
I liked this story and in fact have enjoyed everything i've read by Hill. This isn't my favorite of his, but still definitely worth a listen. Good characters and story (tho the main character is a bit too naive sometimes). Narration was fine.
An unusual book in that it is a thriller with a woman as the main character. The storytelling is exceptional - exciting, sympathetic and at times comic. Definitely in my top three downloads.
This book was a great surprise, I was totally hooked from the start. The reader, Di Langford, added so much to what was already a great story. I enjoyed the transition that takes place with the main character Trudi as she realises that she had previously existed in a vacuum and had, with the death of her husband, been brought into a world of suspense and intrigue. I feel lucky I found this one and am not sure what I audio I should choose next....this is a hard one to follow.
"slow start but worth it"
my first Reginald Hill, but wont be the last. Good characters, good plot
Give it a whirl.
"The unfolding of a life"
This is yet another spell-binding story from Reginald Hill, a master story teller who bit by bit gives us the pieces of the jigsaw of a life. As the story unfolds the pace accelerates to the eventual conclusion.
Fast-paced and amusing, as usual Hill raises topics that give food for thought. An excellent triller to take on holiday because it can be heard in chunks rather than snippets.
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