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Preserve the Dead Audiobook

Preserve the Dead: DS Lucy Black, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle. He's been hurt badly in an altercation with another patient, and Lucy is shocked to discover him chained to the bed for safety. But she barely has time to take it all in before an orderly raises the alarm - a body has been spotted floating in the river below....

The body of an elderly man in a grey suit is hauled ashore: he is cold dead. He has been dead for several days. In fact a closer examination reveals that he has already been embalmed. A full-scale investigation is launched - could this really be the suicide they at first assumed, or is this some kind of sick joke?

Troubled and exhausted, Lucy goes back to her father's shell of a house to get some sleep; but there'll be no rest for her tonight. She's barely in the front door when a neighbour knocks, in total distress - his wife's sister has turned up badly beaten. Can she help?

In Preserve the Dead, Brian McGilloway weaves a pacy, intricate plot, full of tension to the very last second. DS Lucy Black's third outing since the best-selling Little Girl Lost confirms her as one of the decade's most original female detectives: strong, sensitive and ever determined.

©2015 Brian McGilloway (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Paul W. Fowler 10-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "McGilloway does it again"

    McGilloway has a beautiful way of building a story that makes it as if I'm there. Every book has been as good as the last.

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  • Corky
    3/23/16
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    "Took long time to get to the storyline. It's okay but I don't think I would choose this author again."

    Not for me.
    Thought there could have been more meat to the story.
    Tried too hard to be what it didn't have the content to be.

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  • Ann
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    1/12/16
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    "Another hit for McGilloway"
    What did you like most about Preserve the Dead?

    I love the character of Lucy Black.


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

    Caroline Lennon is my favourite narrator. She is so good, I think I could listen to her read the telephone book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but who has the time. I did listen to it within 36 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    This series featurng Lucy Black (now DI) is really good. Great characters, stories and pretty flawless writing. I hope we don't have to wait a year for the next one.

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