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When Constable Evan Evans and his new fiancée decide to travel south from home in Llanfair, Wales, to visit his mother in Swansea, they're not expecting the disturbing news that greets them on their arrival: the young thug convicted of murdering Evan's father several years earlier is suspected of murder once again. Tried as a juvenile for Evan's father's death, Tony Mancini only served four years in prison. Now he's been accused of killing Alison Turnbull, a local teen and the daughter of Mancini's boss. But when Evan goes to meet the boy face-to-face, he's surprised to find not the stone-cold killer he expected but a scared young man who swears his innocence.

Against his own wishes, and ignoring his superiors, Evan believes the boy's claim of innocence and decides to investigate, at potential peril to his career. But is his instinct correct, or is Mancini just trying to save himself? And how will he reconcile his actions with his memory of his father's murder, which has haunted him for so long? Evan Evans is up to the challenge, to be sure, and faces it all with characteristic good humor and the Welsh charm that sets Rhys Bowen's successful cozy series apart.

©2003 Rhys Bowen (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • 10-18-20

Unnecessary language

Unfortunately I found myself needing to stop partway through the book. I have so enjoyed this series but found the need for using foul language completely unnecessary and offputting. The characters in storyline have been great but the author obviously has felt the need to add Inferred sexual content and F bombs to sell copy? It really did not need to happen but unfortunately it has and so I am no longer a participant. Makes me sad

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Very predictable

As another reviewer mentioned you can predict the killer pretty quickly and yet they are never even hinted at as a suspect! Just didn't seem realistic. You can skip this one if you're reading through the series.

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You'll think you know where it's going......

And you'll be right. Totally predictable. I'm a great fan of this series but I knew from the jump where this was going. I thought about abandoning the book several times because there really was no point in spending time on a story so obvious. Even the Alzheimer's bit. I kept going hoping for a surprise, but really more to validate my review. So, unless you want to read it to see how the regular characters develop (spoiler: not much), I'd recommend skipping this one. It takes place in South Wales, which is why I made the beach association. This is nit-picky but the cover art would have made more sense without the sheep. I get the angel allusion but, frankly, we know it can't refer to Evan Evans even though his name is on the pedestal. And it looks like it's been erected on a beach. I normally purchase Rhys Bowen's books three at a time, but I'll proceed with caution from here, hoping the life of Constable Evan Evans recovers it's usual charm with the next next installment.

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Best Constable Evans Book Yet

This was by far my favorite of this series. It has great depth of character and storyline. I teared up, I laughed, and I felt along with the characters. Masterfully done!

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  • Ali Elmes
  • 08-24-20

Another nail biter!

Loving Evan Evans series! This is another great listen. I find it so soothing whilst I sit and paint, sew, cook or clean. I can be lost for hours though so I get through them quickly!!

Story set in Swansea this time so I hope this is the only reason for the introduction of bad language which so far as been mercifully absent. Just off to download the next one now....!

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  • Carolyn Roberts
  • 11-15-21

Took a long time to get going

The first 12 chapters we’re setting the scene, when it gets going it’s good. But you need stamina to get there

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-20

Good listen

Only problem with the performance is American pronunciation sneaking in For example tom may toe instead of Tom mar toe