Don't Turn Around

Detective Jennifer Knight Crime Thriller Series, Volume 1
Narrated by: Emma Newman
Series: Detective Jennifer Knight, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

You don't know him. But he knows you.

Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.

As DC Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked by what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.

When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper - from over 20 years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.

Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play?

With her mother's terrifying legacy spiraling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer - but to save herself and those she loves.

A heart-stopping supernatural thriller to engross fans of Rachel Abbott, Paul Finch, and James Oswald.

©2016 Caroline Mitchell (P)2016 Bookouture
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Attention grabbing

Enjoyed the back story it provided. Had to pay attention so nothing was missed! Great

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Fantastic New Dectective Series

I love a whodunit. This book had me guessing every step of the way and the ending was something I didn't see coming. I am hoping that Audible will include the 2nd book in this series (for some reason only the first and third volumes are on Audible).

I'm addicted and hope to listen to more of this author's wonderful story telling.

Emma Newman was excellent as a reader as well. Highly recommend!

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Evil

Couldn't finish it.
Too much evil and very scary. Didn't want it in my mind and subconscious.

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Never again

I was disappointed in this book. I did not realize it was going to be about the paranormal. Not my kind of read. I did finish it but don't plan to listen to the next in the series. Narration was great. Story is a little farfetched.

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Great listen!

I really liked this book and loved the narrator. The story kept my attention and was a welcome escape. I found myself looking forward to each chapter.

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Great twist on my favorites - serial killers

I was a bit hesitant when I realized there was a paranormal element to this novel. the author does a brilliant job of bringing the demon into modern day England and a contemporary story, without losing our faith. really well done.

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intriguing but frustrating

the main character didn't follow through at obvious times she should. that was frustrating. if she had persisted, like the strong person, we hoped she was, she would have gathered more info. I hate knowing more about the character than the the author thinks I should.

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I want more!!

really enjoyable book that started out slow but finished with a bang! I can't wait to start the next book and I will definitely follow this author on Facebook Twitter and Kindle.

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Good start!

The story line is a good beginning for a new series. Suspense, police procedural with a dab of the supernatural.

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A page turner

If you could sum up Don't Turn Around in three words, what would they be?

Good character development

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will. He was steady and he tried

Have you listened to any of Emma Newman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I have no idea

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. The characters are relatable. The author makes you care about them.

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  • JayT
  • 03-16-16

Chilling and thrilling.

A fast paced and often terrifying tale. Unlike any crime thrillers you would have read before. The past meets the present in a cleverly woven story which lingers in your memory long after the final chapter.
Looking for something thrilling with a paranormal twist? Look no further. The X Files meets Prime Suspect. Truly looking forward to the next instalment by Caroline Mitchell, she certainly knows how to grab the readers attention.

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  • Anne
  • 07-09-17

Disappointing, not for me.

Found the book to be unbelieveable and the author is being srlf indulgent. I will not be buyong others in the series. The narrator did well with the script provided.

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  • Andee
  • 07-09-16

Satisfyingly Creepy

Definitely gave me the heebie-jeebies in places, which is what I look for in a paranormal crime book. The story was good, all be it a touch cliched and predictable occasionally. The involvement of a wee gee board and tarot cards was disappointing. The narration was okay, I ended up listening to it in double time however because it was too slow for my taste. The Irish accent was entertainingly awful! Overall it was a good start to a series with potential, I will read the next instalment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-21-20

perfect combination

A perfect combination of everything that draws me to a book crime, murder, serial killer and a touch of the paranormal what more could you want. Looking forward to my next read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-13-20

Brilliant, loved it

if it was a book you wouldn't put it down. so refreshing to have something different.

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  • Oops 66
  • 07-26-19

A different detective story.

I enjoyed this read and will look forward to reading the next one. It will be interesting to see how it moves on,

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  • Susan Greenwood
  • 04-17-19

Was Looking forward to Series!

Good book the series showed promise. I like Caroline Mitchell as she does short series usually 3 books. Very disappointed to find the 2nd book Time To Die was not on Audiobook. I will not be reading the 3rd one.

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  • jmt
  • 04-15-19

Detection with a psychic approach

A very different approach to psychic phenomena. Crimes committed using paranormal activity that push the boundaries of conventional crime detection that the public have come to expect. Convincing the reader that the concept of paranormal activity is real is challenging indeed but I believe that Caroline Mitchell has succeeded. I look forward to reading more about Jennifer Knight and the crimes she and her team has to solve.

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  • Jacinta Ogle
  • 03-15-19

secretes and lies

I really enjoyed this book, really looking forward to read next in series, excellent recommened

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  • denise hughes
  • 03-05-19

don't turn around my attempt at a review

really enjoyed an unexpected twist to a detective novel. look forward to next in next series

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  • Shaheema
  • 11-08-18

Fantastic

Enjoyed this book. Just wish the next book in the series was an audio book!

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  • Deborah
  • 06-28-17

Nail Biting couldn't stop listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, great story, kept me interested, different. Love Jennifer and the other characters, I could imagine the locations etc

What did you like best about this story?

kept me interested, different. Love Jennifer and the other characters, I could imagine the locations etc

Which character – as performed by Emma Newman – was your favourite?

Jennifer Knight

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was scary at times, it did feel sad as well.

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  • Kevin
  • 10-02-16

A bit different

On reflection, the second time listening through and realising this is a bit different so suspending some disbelief, this book is quite good. I commend the writer for putting this story together so well, don't think it could have been easy or done any better to leave a reveal until the end. A strange murder mystery / detective series with a twist I'm keen to see how the next book shapes up.