Highly intelligent but socially inept, Colin spends his free time collecting academic qualifications and searching for ways to meet women, until he stumbles upon a new technique that proves both potent and deadly. Police analyst Annabel is shocked when she discovers a decomposing body in the house next door and realises that no one, including herself, noticed her neighbour's absence. At work she finds data showing that such cases are frighteningly common in her own town and sets out to investigate, convinced she is on trail of a killer.
About the Author
Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst. She started writing fiction in 2006 thanks to the annual challenge of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) and the encouragement of the creative writing courses at West Dean College. She lives in a village near Maidstone, Kent, with her husband and son. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was the winner of Amazon's Rising Stars and has been translated into 30 languages. Her second novel, Revenge of the Tide, was published in March 2012.
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"It's hard to put the uniqueness of Elizabeth Haynes' writing into words. Her stories grip you by the throat and force you to acknowledge that this is what real crime and real horror look and feel like, as well as real love, hope, fear. Suddenly, much of the other crime fiction you've read seems, in comparison, rather like stories made up by writers. Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time." (Sophie Hannah)
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Maybe I didn't read the blurb correctly, but I found this book to be deeply unpleasant and badly narrated.
"Thought it was awful"
Felt no allegiance to the characters at all, poor ending which fits with the rest of the book. The story is basically about people who have given up the will to live which about sums up my feelings listening to this book.
Obviously the title should have given me a clue but the description and the sample did not prepare me for how gruesome and difficult to listen to this book was going to be. I think the voices did not help either, with all the men sounding the same as the sexual deviant sociopath that was it's main subject.
I felt tainted listening to every part where he was the subject but the story was gripping and the other characters made it good listening, so I continued to the end.
It is a good story, just not to be read when you are unable to sleep at night...it won't help your insomnia!!
"Not for me !"
I have just spent hours listening to this book in the hope that it may get better as the book progressed... how wrong was I... The narration was slow & I found it very tedious, with numerous voices all more or less sounding the same. The actual story in my opinion was a waste of money & has put me off listsening to any more books by this author..
"Gruesome but good!"
REALLY enjoyed this book! Highly recommend, though a bit gross a points, will read another by this author for sure!
This was gripping from the opening chapter, loved the different perspectives given in order to enhance the story. Made the long drive to and from work a pleasure during the dreary winter months. An author I hadn't read before but will most certainly read/hear again. So glad I took a chance from the blurb.
"This was gripping"
I really enjoyed this book it keeps you engaged and has a satisfying climax. First you meet the characters and understand the mundane life of the heroine but soon the weird villain comes into view the excitement rises. This is a teaser which switches from the minds of each key player in turn, delving into their psche, their beliefs, doubts and fears. I could not stop listening!
"An enjoyable listen"
I enjoyed the book and the narrator. I will look for other books by this author
"Was this a thriller??"
Strange in that for the most part this well read book misleads us into thinking that it is a pleasant enough story until Colin appears with his strange lanuage, I decided several times not to continue but persevered to the end. The story is a bit unbeleivable, good reserach though. Not sure I'll read another one by Haynes.
The title captured my Interest as I love crime thrillers but this was like trying o listen to jackanory
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