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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!
Audible addict-
Santa Fe, NM

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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