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A murdered woman, a haunted detective, and a killer with an axe to grind. 

A woman is slaughtered in vicious attack, and left in an abandoned building, handcuffed to a chair. 

Invited by a former colleague to join a new team in the South of England, DCI Jon Pilgrim takes on the case of the murdered young woman. Partnered with the captivating DS Kate O’Connell, they hunt for the killer. 

The victims links to the local gangs seems to lead to an open and shut case, but Jon isn’t convinced. The killer seems to be sending a message. But what is it? 

Just as things seem to be making sense, another body is found in a similar state.

This victim seems unrelated to the first, but it’s clearly the same killer.

Jon must deal with gang bosses, jealous partners, and come to terms with his own tragic past to find the killer before the death toll rises.
But as things escalate, Jon fears the past is about to repeat itself, and tear him apart. 

Axe to Grind is a pulse-pounding new thriller from author A L Fraine. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, JM Dalgliesh, and Ian Rankin. 

©2019, 2020, 2021 Andrew Dobell (P)2021 Andrew Dobell

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Great thriller

Great thriller with well developed characters and storyline. Definitely can’t wait to see what happens next with this crew!
I received a free copy and left my honest review

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  • caroline wright
  • 07-27-21

Absolutely brilliant - story and narration

I listened to this and got really involved with the story. The narration really added to the story. The background also added to the story and set it up for the next book in the series.

Fully recommend

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  • KelseyMac
  • 07-09-21

Yes yes and YES!

I really enjoyed this book and it’s so good to hear a crime book based in the UK instead of the cliche american locations!!

The character build up was great and it kept me guessing all the way until the end of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who fancies a good listen!

The narrator really suited the characters to!

I will be keeping an eye out for more books in this series.

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  • Calowaren
  • 06-20-21

Dark in places but a great read

This book started slowly but soon had me hooked. A little gory in places but nothing too terrible. Great interaction between characters and a clever plot that kept me guessing.

Narration was excellent and was great to listen to while driving my van between businesses. Made the day pass quicker and more pleasantly. Looking forward to the next in the series and I've since listened to the previous Kate O'Connell series too.

I received a free copy of this audiobook either from the narrator and am voluntarily writing an honest and unbiased review.

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  • kathrine leach
  • 05-11-21

Enjoyed

Enjoyable listen, well written and good narrating. I would definitely listen to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-21

Written by a teenager?

Absolutely a waste of a credit. Full of sudden tenderness, attraction etc etc in the spate of a day, everyone loves and respect each other, and it goes on and on. The narrator put me to sleep. Am sure this was written by a young adult or teenager, for this is not a world an adult will find themselves in.

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  • Thais Dematte
  • 04-10-21

Ok listen

It's been a few days since I listen to this audiobook and I can't say I remember much. The characters were nice, the mystery developed ok, but that was it. Nothing to let me in "awe".

The narration was the best part though, I would defiantly listen to this narrator once again.

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  • johnathan goodall
  • 04-07-21

great detective story

I really enjoyed this book that will have you guessing who the criminal is, the narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life. if you like your detective story's this book is for you.

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  • Helen
  • 04-05-21

Amazing

What an amazing audiobook
The victims links to the local gangs seems to lead to an open and shut case,
Loved every minute

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  • mangankillarney
  • 04-05-21

loved

I loved listening to Duncan Galloway. He made this a great listen. Brought the characters to life.

The plot is good, fast paced.  I loved the characters and relationship between them.
The start is a bit slow but when it gets going it really gets going.