• Hidden on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series 11
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (529 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Joseph Easter's daughter discovers a cottage hidden in some trees on a large fenland farm. Someone has been living there.

The farm owner's wife has been receiving sinister pagan artifacts, including a witch's knife. Are they some sort of warning or message?

Joseph and his daughter search the cottage and find an old satchel. Inside are photos of a beautiful girl, Jennifer Cowley. She went missing 15 years ago. She'd been stalked by a young man, who was convicted of her murder, even though her body was never found.

When DI Nikki Galena examines the cottage, she finds something far worse.

And in the satchel is a more recent photo of a girl who looks just like Jennifer.

The man who killed Jennifer is recently out of prison. Has he struck again?

At the same time, DC Cat Cullen and Dave Harris are trying to get evidence against a man who preys on widowed older women. Vernon Deacon is seemingly a pillar of society, with very influential friends. But his victims aren't believed, so their job is not easy.

©2020 Joy Ellis (P)2020 Tantor

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Ends in cliffhanger!

I'm down rating HIDDEN ON THE FENS one star because it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger not made obvious in the publishers summary. The prior 10 novels in the DI Nikki Galena have all been standalone. Hidden on the Fens is an excellent modern detective novel with great narration. I have enjoyed all eleven books in the series.

British author Joy Ellis currently has three active series and is releasing new novels at the rate of one every three months. All three series are of the modern detective genre and all are set on the English east cost area known as the fens.

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Loved it

These books are SO good! Nikki and Joseph - and Tamsin and Niall - get involved in an “old house in the woods” mystery. At the same time, other members of the team are investigating rape charges and trying to make the charges stick. Do the two cases have anything in common?

I was disappointed when I figured out who the murderer was. Then, wham!, that solution was blown out of the water. I had no clue how this would end and I like it that way.

Well worth waiting for. Another excellent novel by Ms Ellis and a great narration by Henrietta Meire.

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This series is not the best of Ellis

The supposedly brilliant detective comes across as not very bright and also a little tedious. Otherwise, this is a serviceable thriller.

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Another book to folly this story line

Henrietta Meire's past narration were great,you can tell each character. This book they all run into each other, half the time I could not figure out the men from the women.

That being said, I hope there is a continuation of the story line, because we were left hanging.. It is very clear who the killer is, and it is not the guy arrested.

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Good action, interesting storyline but..

I enjoyed this book very much, it was full of twists and odd characters with dark hidden secrets. It kept my interest right through to the end. I haven't found a Fens book I didn't like. I do have one complaint and it may sound a bit petty to someone else however, The book kept referring to a Atheemee or Aseemee and I was puzzled, it took me a while to figure out that narrator was mispronouncing Athame' and it drove me a bit nuts every time it happened.

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Love the characters!

I didn’t think I’d like anything as much as Duncan and Jenna but I do love Nikki and Joseph! Jackman is just as likeable!

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Another Amazing Story.

Joy Ellis has done another great job as a writer. Will miss Dave but hope to find him in the next book. Wishing this series would go on and on.

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Hidden on the Fens

So glad I got 5his on special, I thoroughly enjoy her writing and there is always suspense and twists in these books. The narration is very good.

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Fens books!!!

Absolutely love this series of books. love the characters and the narrator is amazing!!! I check for new books periodically and always buy them as soon as I see they're out!!! won't regret buying this series!!!

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Joy Ellis has done it again!

Another well-written book! I was not expecting the ending and was delighted by the twisting plot!

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  • Oops 66
  • 04-26-20

Brilliant as usual.

Loved this thriller story. Love all the characters Nicki, Joseph and all the team. I hope it won’t be too long before we get another story from the Fen’s always a good ending to Joy Ellis’s books.

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  • terry coates
  • 09-10-20

Excellent

The last, at present, book in the series and what a great read it was.
Thanks

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  • Mr. P. Morgan
  • 04-27-20

Narrator is Crap!

The narrator has such a monotone voice that it is very difficult to follow, to the point of not wanting to.
Shame, because Joy Ellis writes a good book, but ruined in this instance by the narrator.
Also, why do you have to give one star to rate something, I would give her any stars!

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  • bob
  • 04-25-20

Brilliant, filled with twists and turns.

Has you trying to prempt the conclusion, but being thrown in different directions. Very good a d one of my favourite Joy Ellis books.

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  • Ange Simpson
  • 04-24-20

Love love love

Excellent as always, amazingly written and read. Please hurry with the next, I'm willing to beg , lol

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  • Lady L
  • 04-23-20

Joy Ellis thanks for another cracker.

As usual a brilliant story with many twists and turns, in the comforting presence of much loved characters 😊

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  • sandra
  • 09-28-22

A real mystery

Really enjoyed this story in the collection was gripping to the end. All the usual characters we love and a few new ones.

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  • dollyanne
  • 09-03-22

Hidden on the Fens

Great story one of the best in the series. It’s was a gripping story. Didn’t want it to finish.

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  • Mrs Jennifer Welch
  • 07-19-22

Excellent

I cannot recommend this series of audio books to you. Especially this one. exciting, great story, well narrated and very exciting. I highly recommend it to you.

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  • Donna McGee
  • 05-31-22

Very catchy story

Fantastic Story, always wondering what was going to happen next, story was well written

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 08-02-20

Get rid of Henrietta Meire

I actually really enjoy these books but cannot bear the narrators voice. It’s awful. And I can’t tell the difference between the male and female characters. Please find a better reader.

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  • noney
  • 05-19-20

great

Another great Joy Ellis book, solid story, same awesome characters, good mystery keeps you guessing.

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  • Bonita N. Jones
  • 04-28-20

Brilliant

Kept me on my toes about who did it. More, more please Joy Ellis. Love all the characters

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  • DebManning
  • 04-23-20

Very entertaining

I love the listening to the 'Fens' books, what spoils is for me is the monotonous voice of the narrator. I nearly gave up but I was enjoying the story. Please get a new narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

Excellent twists and turns.

I love this series of books and this did not disappoint. Well drawn characters who continue to develop and grow. Great plot, well written and very satisfying with its twists and turns keeping the suspense to the end. The narration was well done with each character distinct and modulated. I highly recommend this work.

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  • Teagan
  • 10-11-20

Yay!! Another FENS book!

I'm so glad we got another book in my favourite series!! Love the story and as always the narration by Henrietta bring the characters to life.

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