A kidnapper is at large; a schoolboy has disappeared. There are no leads, and no closure. The police have failed, and morale at Lafferton Station has collapsed. Then DCI Simon Serrailler receives a call: a child has been snatched in Yorkshire. Has the abductor struck again? The Risk of Darkness picks up where The Pure in Heart left off. It is set in a world in which a widowed husband's crazy grief turns to obsession and violence, and women - both old and young - feel threatened. Meanwhile handsome, reserved Simon Serrailler, who has broken so many hearts, gets a taste of his own medicine....
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When I started listening to this book, I knew immediately I had heard it before. And sure enough, I already have this book in my library but this one has a different cover art than the first one. Same length and same narrator. Both are unabridged. If you listen to a LOT of books, as I do, you may not remember titles that you listened to some time ago and end up buying it twice. I gave this one a one star for that reason. The original one got 4 stars from me.
I love this series with its many interesting characters. This may not be the best book in the series on its own, but it carries the story of Simon forward in new and interesting directions. I highly recommend that you start with the first in the series and continue. Delightful hours of listening.
I want to like these books, but I am disappointed. Though definitely a detective novel, this book doesn't quite fulfil the demands of the genre. I struggle to identify with the main character, he is a bit 2-dimensional.
I will listen to the next one in the series because I have already bought it (on a 2 for 1 offer) but unless it becomes a lot better, I won't get any more.
Beautifully narrated though.
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