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Early on a cold Somerset morning, ten-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. 

As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. 

Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead. 

At odds with his superiors, Dixon is convinced the child abductions are anything but random, but nobody is prepared for the investigation to lead quite so close to home. 

Can Dixon and his team crack the case before all the suspects are silenced? And will he find the missing girls before it’s too late?

©2018 Damien Boyd (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-12-18

Excellent as usual!

DEAD LOCK is Book 8 in Damien Boyd's DI Nick Dixon modern detective series. I've written reviews of the prior seven novels in the series. Boyd never disappoints. Narration is again by Napoleon Ryan. For a man with a deep voice he does a great job with female voices.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 06-03-18

Five star book and 10 star narration..



I absolutely love the DI Nick Dixon books. This was involved the kidnappings of two 10 year old girls but they had nothing to do with each other, and thankfully neither girl was hurt.

Nick and Jane were on holiday when the first girl was taken and Jane, Nick's girlfriend, was called back home but Nick stayed behind so he wasn’t really even in the book until chapter 5 or 6, I forget which one. It was worth the wait though. You can always depend on Nick and Jane to solve the crimes so cleverly.

This was a really good book. Plus one of the bad guys got away so there will be another book. Yay!

No sex and the F-bomb was used 42 times.

As to the narration: *Sigh* I just love Napoleon Ryan. His voices are awesome, whether it’s a man’s voice or a woman’s, he great at either one. And his emotions when he reads are off-the-wall.

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  • CM
  • 06-10-18

Loved it but got a bit confused

I really enjoyed this and loved all the previous books but I got a bit confused at the end. I may have been a bit distracted was listening on my iPod while I cleaned the house but I lost track of who some of the suspects were. I will have to listen again in a few months .

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Another Winner !!

My praise for this fine book goes this time for the incomparably Great Napoleon Ryan.

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  • M Gauntlett
  • 07-12-18

Narration really awful

I wish I had read the reviews first.
I found the narration to be so awful that I couldn't concentrate on the story.
I failed to finish the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-18

Story ok, narration terrible.

Normally like these books, have read all the previous instalments by kindle so was looking forward to seeing what the audiobook had to offer as I don’t often get time to sit with a book now. However, terribly disappointed in the narrators style, sounds like a cheap imitation at someone trying to add mystery to their tone, yes this is a crime story but this is borderline comical.

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  • Dyane
  • 07-08-18

Brilliant

Yet another brilliant story & the narrator is growing on me with every book he reads

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-16-18

LOVE IT

a fantastic read well listen like always can't wait for the next one and I am now going to start with book one and listen all the way through again thank you Damien for a truly entertaining series of books I really can't wait for the next one

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  • john
  • 06-05-18

Appalling narration

Couldn’t enjoy this book as the narration was so bad,completely over acted!!! Female was breathless all through the book!!!! Pity as the story was good

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  • James Blackwell
  • 06-03-18

Fantastic story, narration not so good

Love the story but I find the narrator very hard to follow! Hard to put a finger on but I really don’t like the accents that are put on!

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  • Sheena Avison
  • 07-22-18

Audio is not good

I doubt that I will finish this audio book the voices are driving me mad. The scottish accent is shocking and how they voices interact with each other is stilted Might be a good story but I wont be able to listen to much more 😝

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  • Jane-Anne.
  • 06-28-18

loved it

Great story,coudn't put it down I have all 7 of D.I.Nick Dixon, Loved all of them Damien Boyd is a favourite author of mine.