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Publisher's Summary

In the middle of Cork, in the middle of the day, a fire crackles in a local dance studio. Thirteen women, all promising stars of Irish folk, die in the blaze, their young lives cut short by a tragic accident. But where others see tragedy, DCI Katie Maguire sees murder.

This is not the first fire to sweep through Cork. And in one previous case, the victims were dead before the fire was started. As Katie Maguire investigates the strange, obsessive world of competitive Irish folk dancing, she must face her most chilling killer yet.

©2017 Graham Masterton (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A tough and gritty thriller with an attractively feisty principle character." ( Irish Independent)
"One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time." (Peter James Davidson)

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Not as good as the first two in the series!

When you find a great narrator, such as Aoife McMahan, who narrated the first book in this series, and also the narrator for the second book (don't have her name handy), and then change, it is a disappoinment! First of all, Aoife McMahan, became the familiar voice of Katie Maguire for me, and Deirdre O'Connell wasn't nearly as good! She used the same tone of voice pretty much throughout the entire book, no.mstter what was going on. I made it through the whole book, however, but not happily!
There are more books in this series, but it says that Audible doesn't have the rights to those! Since this is a series, could you try to get the rights? Thanks Audible!
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I don't like cliff hangers

Unfortunately, this book ended with a cliffhanger, and I don't like cliffhangers. Overall a good police procedural. I recommend starting with the first book in the series.

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  • Mimi
  • 05-28-17

Not one of Masterton's best

lost all respect for Katie Maguire. plot so slow and predictable.
found it hard to finish the book.

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  • Wras
  • 05-02-17

My last Masterton book review.


When a writer uses rape as titillating entertainment, a line is crossed where the merits of any story become snared or soiled in by the act described in such a detail, making the rest of the story banal and sordid. This is the problem with this particular book, it is not a matter of morality, just not entertaining or valid to expand on the plot or build a better character.

Not for me, degradation of people and animals is not entertaining or something I want to spend time reading.

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  • Katie
  • 08-13-18

Put me off this author.

Having read previous Katie McGuire stories I thought this would be as good. However, I found the sex scenes far too graphic and quite frankly an unnecessary part of the story. I find these do not ‘interpret’ well read aloud. Sadly I will not buy another book by this author as I feel it is just their own self indulgence they are feeding with such detail. I read very widely and this is the first time I have ever felt compelled to complain about a sexually explicit piece of writing. Disappointing.

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  • Snuffy
  • 06-12-18

Too graphic

I thought that the story was quite good but it was way way too graphic for me! Totally unnecessary violent and sexual scenes. Not a book I would recommend to anyone. Sorry!

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  • Kelly
  • 10-14-17

good but sad

a good listen, great plot and interesting finish, a sad but enlighting look at dog fighting too, so many layers

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  • alex
  • 08-10-17

Good story, shame about the narrator!

Very good story but the reader was a bit clipped when she read. Would recommend this book.

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  • Latch
  • 05-04-17

Dancing with the devil....

As ever, a hugely engrossing story.... no spoilers but not the ending I hoped for....

I also think the case was 'closed' anticlimactically....

But there was enough in every chapter that left me wanting more.

Grahams knowledge- or appreciation, at least - of 'carnal pleasures' is probably more vividly portrayed in this story than any other.

My only annoyance was the narrator, sometimes making standard commentary when not in character very laboured.

I've waited a long time for DGD to appear in Audible and it was definitely worth the wait.

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  • Jennifer Uttley
  • 07-15-21

fantastic narration finally

finally a narrator who knows how to animate their voice and make the amazing writer's work that is Graham Masterson legacy an enjoyable listen once more.
I don't want to divulge too much but this as ever it's soft porn points are a skip moment, but the storyline its self is great. not as gory as his usual works but still a fantastic listen never the less.

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  • Rosaleen Fitzgerald
  • 07-08-21

detective or soft porn

struggled with it. Trying to skip over what could only be described as soft porn. No need for it to be there ir was like a paragraph filler

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  • Fee
  • 03-27-21

Nearly over

I am only continuing because there aren’t many left in the series and because of the narrator who is one of my favourites. After all this time, the criminals continue to act with impunity, I don’t know if anything actually makes it to court and Katie continues to be quite shallow! And please, enough of the gratuitous sex scenes! All we know about the main character is work and sex, surely, after this time she should have some depth, maybe it’s just me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-20

Not the best in the series

I found this story so hard to get into due to the sing songy narrator. She didn’t even seem able to consistently keep the same accents for characters, at one point the lead character took on a Welsh lilt then reverted back to Irish.
Story was okay but not as riveting as other instalments. Don’t want to ruin the ending other than to say “WTF?!”

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  • Anna
  • 11-07-20

Great story

Loved another instalment of DSI McGuire but not a big fan of the narrator. Her reading of the dialogues is fantastic but her reading of the narrative is often too soft and musing which gets quite annoying after a while.

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  • Aldona Brown
  • 10-19-17

Graphic descriptions

I enjoyed listening to the book but I feel for some people the would find some of the descriptions to detailed especially in the sex descriptions.

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  • Karen Harding
  • 07-05-17

Another terrible narrator!

if this was book 1 I would never have listened to the series. Hard work

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-17

suspense

loved it. didn't want to switch it off and always keen to open up again.

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  • Tezza
  • 06-15-17

worst narrator<br />

I love Graham Masterton's writing, and this series but I wish you would go back to the original narrators. this narrator was particularly pedestrian.

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  • Maura
  • 05-09-17

disappointed

the sexual decriptions were not needed the story did not need this . they are only filling and takes away from the story