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Laura Quine

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  • The Last Lie

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good. They’ll be perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Intense story

  • By Mystical Lady on 01-11-19

Well worth it!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-19

Great suspense! Might have made a few tweaks at the end, but good character development & great plot. Will certainly listen to more from this author.

  • The Hunting Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong, Elle Newlands, Morag Sims, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of 30-something friends from Oxford meets to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students 10 years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands - the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves. They arrive on December 30, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world. Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not Gripping

  • By PDubya on 03-03-19

Might make a good movie...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-19

Fun British mystery! Great characters. Like I said, this would make a great movie if the budget could afford a view of the Scottish highlands.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,993
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,996

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Lots of questions unanswered

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I wanted to love this...but so many obvious questions weren’t addressed. Perfect crime? Maybe. Good story to listen

  • The Next Girl: Detective Gina Harte, Book 1

  • By: Carla Kovach
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,698

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her as she sets out on her short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again.

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Could Not stop listening!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-18

Good plot. Above average, but just...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoyed this book for the most part. The end was no huge surprise - but I appreciate that the author didn’t totally pull the perp out of thin air. (Once you eliminate the possible...or something like that!) Author threw in some sex scenes that I felt were gratuitous, like maybe an editor said, “Hey - let’s spice this up!” Not needed: The encounters didn’t add to the plot, & didn’t advance the characters in terms of this book. Of course, I will prob read/listen to author’s next book to see what is on offer. But if he/she drags out the relationship with Gina’s superior, I will prob bail: It’s a theme that’s overdone in crime procedurals. Let the love interests lie elsewhere!

  • Until You're Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

You're alone. You're vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost. Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having trouble..

  • By karen on 01-27-15

Definitely above average for Brit mysteries

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I love to second-guess Brit crime mysteries...but this one - my cliche! - actually kept me guessing. Very fun.

  • Secrets and Lies

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Flora and Adam McIntosh move to the country, neither of them knows that their new home holds a dark secret. Flora has a sense that something in the house is not right and that the villagers are hiding something. As she tries to uncover the truth, Flora finds herself entangled in a web of deceit, with no one to trust and her life in danger. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eery, vividly atmospheric; haunted

  • By Candice on 04-21-18

Good Brit mystery without a detective

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Good listen! Suspenseful, good characters. It devolved a bit at the end, but I still recommend this book to Brit mystery fans.

  • Remember Me

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life.... When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare's two-year-old, Ben. As Sharni's influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Mystical Lady on 11-21-17

Tricky Plot!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Good characters, twisty plot...couldn’t put it down! If you like a good British mystery but are growing tired of police procedural, this audiobook is ideal!

  • Dark House

  • By: Helen Phifer
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

For decades the Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now - when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney. Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum's wrongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Becky on 04-24-17

Good listen...but not super original

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

If you listen to lots of British mysteries, this one is average: Same hard-bitten female detective devoted to her job w a heart of gold. (I think lots of Brit Mys writers have taken Jane Tennison & re-molded the plot.) Still, the plot was better than some...& worth a listen.

  • Under the Cold Bright Lights

  • By: Garry Disher
  • Narrated by: Douglas Hansell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Detective Alan Auhl does things his own way - and gets results. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters are still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that’s just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend and left no evidence at all.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good characters but overall story didn’t hold together

  • By Laura Quine on 03-27-18

Good characters but overall story didn’t hold together

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Too many moving parts: The various story lines were interesting & some of the characters were compelling...but pacing was clearly off, & nothing really developed with the depth to make it a cohesive novel.

  • Death of an Honest Man

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one does it like Graeme Malcolm

  • By Richard on 08-06-18

Good, Not Great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

I usually love MC Beaton’s light-hearted mysteries - there’s always humor, interesting characters & a cohesive plot that holds my attention. The storyline in this one, however, just sort of rambled on, with a little too much going on & nothing terribly compelling in the midst. The usual Scottish wit was there, however, & enjoyed the narrator as always. A good but not great light listen.

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