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Publisher's Summary

Accident or suicide? That's the simple question put to Inspector Michael Green when a derelict stranger falls to his death from an abandoned church tower in a quiet river village at the edge of his jurisdiction. But when the victim turns out be a long-lost son of a local farm family cursed in recent years by tragedy, madness, and death, Green begins to suspect something far more sinister is at work. Probing the family's past, he uncovers a toxic mix of rigid fundamentalism, teenage rebellion, and a family secret so horrific that 20 years later, someone is still desperate to prevent the truth from coming to light.

©2004 Barbara Fradkin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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This book is great introduction to a new author

This is the first book I have ever listened to by Barbara Fradkin. I think it is probably the first I've listened to that was set in Canada as well. The performance is enjoyable. I wanted to listen to more by this author after listening to this book.

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Narration ruined it

Narration put me to sleep and story was slow moving to boot. Tried 4 times and just couldn’t get through chapter 3.

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Fifth son

I loved the way this murder was solved. The story unfolded so nicely. Another new author for me.

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slow build up

slow build up but once the twist started I was hooked. good read with a surprise ending.

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  • lesleyr
  • 08-26-22

Dreadful narration......

couldn't work out whether the narrator was attempting a Scottish or Irish accent....

probably a good novel, sadly butchered by terrible narration 😫

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  • Karyn
  • 02-22-22

FREE BOOK, PEAKED MY INTEREST

First book , by Barbara Fradkin , took a couple of chapters before getting hooked . Then had to finish book as had not guessed ending . Will definitely be buying or using credit to obtain further audio books .

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  • Voyager
  • 07-27-14

Must take prize for the most bizarre Irish accent

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The story itself was brilliant but I was confused with the names of the brothers. I was very disappointed with the narration, particularly the most ridiculous and bizarre Irish accent I have ever heard!