©1998 Phil Rickman; (P)Isis Publishing Ltd
"Woven through is the wonderful web of mysticism and the supernatural which we have come to expect....The clever combination of modern idiom and the timeless echo of history leaps from every page." (Daily Express)
"A first-rate thriller with supernatural overtones...deftly illuminates the intrigues of village life. Quirky characters, an abundance of plot twists." (Publishers Weekly)
As any Audible customer will tell you, the narrator makes or breaks the book --no matter how great the book is. Perhaps I've been spoiled by listening to that AMAZING Davina Porter who narrates the Outlander series. Rebecca Lacey is NO Davina Porter. In fact, she's one of the worst narrators I've encountered. She simply does not know how to distinguish the characters from one another. You have no idea which character is talking.. I can't even finish listening to this book.
I have a new series I love!! Great story! Great mystery! Great bits of British humor sprinkled about. If you like mystery, subtle supernatural stuff you'll like this series. I love Merrily's teenage daughter Jane.
I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
The story was slow and steady. Never got too excited by the story but it held my interest. Really liked characters and would listen to another story by author
I liked this. The story was woven together in such a way that my interest never wandered. If you like the British shows like Midsommer Murders, Inspector Morse or any of the Agatha Cristi offerings, then give this one a try. I also liked how the author doesn't play up the supernatural portions, but does intice us with their possibilities.
It was a pretty good story but it took sooooo long to get there. Rebecca Lacey was WONDERFUL as a reader. But it seemed to repeat and repeat and I got quite bored with it.
"A muddle of too many themes"
Maybe because I don't particularly like stories that depend on the supernatural, I didn't much enjoy this book. I think it tries to deal with too many themes: supernatural phenomena; religious belief; paedophilia; prejudice against homosexuality; mental illness; women priests; dislike of newcomers into a village and so on. It was all very confusing with lots of characters as well, even though the narrator made a valiant effort to distinguish the various voices. Disappointing.
"Tip top story, real page turner"
Merrily Watkins delivers the goods. Very well written rural whodunit/supernatural thriller with really strong, amusing characters . Highly recommended
Great book. Gripping right until the end. Looking froward to the next one. Very well written. Great imagery. Woul recommend
"Will I get to the end"
I am perservering but this has to rate as one of the most boring books I have listened to I am already on the second part and it is only now that something is happening Could possibly recommend it unless you need something to fall asleep to
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