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Never Forget | [Lisa Cutts]

Never Forget

Few kidnap victims grow up to become police officers - but this is exactly what Nina Foster did. Following a frenzied stabbing she is drafted into her first murder investigation. With former rescuer DCI Stan McGuire as her mentor and John ('Wingsy') Wing as her partner, she thrives on the pace and banter that go with the job. As the body count increases and the force's biggest-ever manhunt gets underway, Nina is determined to find the murderer.
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Publisher's Summary

Few kidnap victims grow up to become police officers - but this is exactly what Nina Foster did.

Following a frenzied stabbing she is drafted into her first murder investigation. With former rescuer DCI Stan McGuire as her mentor and John ('Wingsy') Wing as her partner, she thrives on the pace and banter that go with the job.

As the body count increases and the force's biggest-ever manhunt gets underway, Nina is determined to find the murderer. But when the story of her own traumatic childhood comes to light - a past she's worked hard to hide - her role on the team is threatened.

Suddenly her job, her peace of mind and her safety are all in danger. And this time DCI Stan McGuire won’t be there to save her. Fast-paced, and with a shocking twist, this compelling crime debut by police insider Lisa Cutts takes us to the heart of the Major Incident Room - introducing a gutsy new heroine to the crime scene.

Lisa Cutts is the daughter of a former Metropolitan police officer and obtained her first degree in Law before becoming a police officer herself in 1996. She later achieved a second degree in Applied Criminal Investigation. She lives with her husband, a retired Police Officer, in Kent, where she balances working full-time for Kent Police with writing crime fiction.

An extract from Never Forget won the Myriad-West Dean Writer's Retreat Competition in 2012.

©2013 Lisa Cutts (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Never Forget does what crime fiction has never managed to do before - to take the reader directly to the fast-beating heart of a police investigation. Lisa Cutts has a unique voice, one that resonates with the knowledge of years of police work - and in DC Nina Foster, she has created a character so genuine and honest that she feels like your best friend. Never Forget is a complex, chilling and brilliantly clever debut that keeps you guessing to the final, thrilling sentence." (Elizabeth Haynes)
"The action is fast and well-paced, the characters interesting and believable and the storytelling is gripping. Lisa Cutts is a talented writer and she brings to life the reality of the Major Incident Room." (Lisa Reads Books)

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  • tracey
    milton keynes, United Kingdom
    11/16/13
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    "I want more!"

    Fast moving and an excellent first book from this author.The narrator does a good clear job and I hope is chosen to do any sequels.I am very pleased with this book of the week as it certainly deserved its place, had to listen to it almost all the way through it was that gripping and the characters are easy liked with you feeling you are within the busy investigation.

    I love good crime novels and have to say as in the title, more please :-)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
    11/19/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "good detective story"
    Would you listen to Never Forget again? Why?

    I would listen again as I really enjoyed the story and its various twists


    What does Deryn Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    excellent characterisation


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

    it made me slightly cross


    Any additional comments?

    don't want to give away the ending but it definitely left me wanting more!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    Wimborne, United Kingdom
    2/26/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Overly complex and character development limited"
    Would you try another book written by Lisa Cutts or narrated by Deryn Edwards?

    I really looked forward to reading this book because it was written by a serving police officer; I thought the procedural detail would be accurate and that there should be a reality about the story. Unfortunately this was not a happy listening experience and I struggled to get to the end.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Cutts again?

    The police procedural information was accurate but the overly complex nature of the story detracted from its enjoyment. For me, I found the story leaped about from one character to another without having created sufficient context and identity for each person to retain my interest. This meant I had to shuffle back and forth, on occasions, to remind myself of how some of the individuals fitted into the story. I think this lack of character identity resulted from the fact that most of the story was contained in conversation between the characters without underpinning knowledge of their beliefs, feelings or background.


    Did Deryn Edwards do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Because so much of the story was contained in conversation rather than narrative, it was important to have the book read by a narrator who could use different accents and intonation. Deryn Edwards made a reasonable job of differentiating each character although her interpretation of a South African accent was unlike any I'd heard before!


    Any additional comments?

    I found the account of the relationship which was starting to develop between main character 'Nin' and one of the uniform constables distracting from the principal story threads because it was written so tritely. The best part of the writing for me was some of the humour used by police officers in the story which I did find reminiscent of some heard in my own years of police service.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    12/28/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Very forgettable"

    This book was recommended by Audible and I am always interested in a new writer. The plot was thin, it was as if this was written by a child. Don't think I will rush to read any follow ups

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    11/28/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Great Start"
    What did you like most about Never Forget?

    Loved this book. A great story line and just enough twists to keep you guessing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Do not like to identify individual characters in books, Because they all contribute to the story


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    So many to enjoy but the one where she goes to visit Stan was a choker, Very touching,


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

    Made me laugh and made me cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not often go for an unread author but so glad I did, Bring on the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tech
    Bradford, United Kingdom
    11/21/13
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    "Very good story :)"
    Where does Never Forget rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably 2nd ! 100 year old man is first!


    What other book might you compare Never Forget to, and why?

    100 year old man climbed out the window, its has interesting has that and very like, many characters with lives that go on for amongst forever


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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