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Those We Left Behind Audiobook

Those We Left Behind: The Belfast Novels

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Publisher's Summary

Blood has always been thicker than water for two Northern Irish brothers caught in the Belfast foster system, but a debt of past violence will be paid not just by them but also by those they left behind.

Ciaran Devine, who made Belfast headlines seven years ago as the "schoolboy killer", is about to walk free. At the age of 12, he confessed to the brutal murder of his foster father; his testimony mitigated the sentence of his older brother, Thomas, who was also found at the crime scene, covered in blood. But DCI Serena Flanagan, the only officer who could convince a young, frightened Ciaran to speak, has silently harbored doubts about his confession all this time.

Ciaran's release means several things: a long-anticipated reunion with Thomas, who still wields a dangerous influence over his younger brother; the call to action of a man bent on revenge for his father's death; and major trouble for Ciaran's assigned probation officer. Meanwhile, Serena Flanagan has just returned to the force from her battle with breast cancer, only to endure the pitying looks of her coworkers and a mountain of open case files. She will soon discover that even closed cases can unleash terror on the streets of Belfast.

©2015 Stuart Neville (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Galadriel 03-12-16
    Galadriel 03-12-16 Member Since 2008

    I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.

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    "Worth the wait!!"
    Where does Those We Left Behind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Outstanding.


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    Stuart Neville's Ghosts of Belfast introduced me to Celtic Noir. It was my "gateway drug" to brilliant suspense writers like Adrian McKinty, Tana French and Stuart MacBride. It's been some time since his last novel was released, but this was worth the wait. At once tough and heartbreaking, he creates characters that are multi-dimensional, mysterious and engaging. The last few chapters were real white-knucklers, kept me mesmerized and holding my breath right to the end. Hope he brings back some of these characters.. Excellent!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 03-19-16
    Sharon 03-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    What disappointed you about Those We Left Behind?

    The narrator was annoying and I almost quit before the first chapter and the book was so predictable. I always enjoyed Stuart Neville's stories and I preorder this one. Wish I haven't. I think he just had a deadline with no ideas. Not one like able character in the whole book


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice was shrilly and she tried too hard


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


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    Jessica 03-23-16
    Jessica 03-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I didn't read the reviews."

    I should have read the reviews, but it was a recommended choice. The book was read with an Irish accent, not sure why I didn't see that one coming. but I couldn't tell which character was talking or in scene because the inflection didn't change for characters really. The book was interesting but not really. I'm a thriller fan, but this was just an odd book.

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