One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled.
Two murders...two towns....
On loan to a sister precinct, Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot draws the first case. Karen Drew seems to have lived a quiet and nearly invisible life for the past seven years. Try as she might, Annie turns up nothing in the woman's past that might have prompted someone to wheel her out to the sea and to her death.
Meanwhile, in the Hayley Daniels murder, Chief Inspector Alan Banks has suspects galore. Everywhere she went, the 19-year-old student attracted attention. Anyone could have followed her on the night she was out drinking with friends, making sure she never made it back home.
Then a breakthrough spins Annie's case in a shocking and surprising new direction, straight toward Banks. Coincidence? Not in Eastvale. Banks and Annie are searching for two killers who might strike again at any moment - and with bloody fury.
©2008 Eastvale Enterprises Inc.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
I really liked this story as I've enjoyed the other audio books by Peter Robinson. For me, Simon Prebble's voice makes the story really come alive.
As someone else mentioned, the music is just wrong! This music does not enhance any part of the production. It's jarring in its intro, is slow to fade and completely ruins the mood created by Prebble's reading. The story & reading are very good-and I would recommend on only those merits.
Yes, I liked the story. It was very complex and there was a lot of other smaller stories going on in the background with the main character, which added a certain amount of color to the story.
It is in keeping with previous books by this author.
Simon Prebble was definitely an improvement from the previous narrator, it took a little while to get used to the different take on the characters. I really enjoyed James Langton's narration, but this was definitely manageable. It was a little over produced, the music added at random times was annoying, and I am not sure why they felt they had to use that strange sound effect when Banks read Templeton progress note.
Yes, I think I might be able to continue with the series, I stopped when I listened to Ron Keith.
The addition of distracting music which certainly isn't part of then book is totally unnecessary. Let the book stand alone not. Don't mess with it.
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