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Publisher's Summary

Now a major TV drama starring Martin Clunes.

What does it take to catch one of Britain's most feared killers?

Levi Bellfield is one of the most notorious British serial killers of the last 50 years - his name alone evokes horror and revulsion, after his string of brutal murders in the early 2000s. 

At 3:07 p.m. on 21st March, 2002, Milly Dowler left her school in Surrey for the last time. Less than an hour later, she was to be abducted and murdered in the cruellest fashion, sparking a missing person investigation that would span months before her body was found. 

In the two years that followed, two more young women - Marsha McDonnell and then Amélie Delagrange - were murdered in unspeakably brutal attacks. 

Yet with three murdered women on their hands and few leads open to them, investigating officers were running out of ideas and options - until SIO Colin Sutton was drafted into the investigation for the murder of Delagrange. Seeing a connection between the three women, and thriving under the pressure of a serial killer hunt, Sutton was finally able to bring their murderer to justice after the case had begun to seem hopeless.

Manhunt tells the story of how he led the charge to find a mystery killer, against the clock and against the odds - day by day and lead by lead. At once a gripping police procedural and an insight into the life of an evil man, this is the story behind what it takes to track down a shockingly violent murderer before he strikes again.

©2018 Colin Sutton (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

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Good Read

As a fan of crime fiction and true crime, I found it an enjoyable read.

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My mind keeps wandering while trying to listen

My mind keeps wandering while I'm trying to listen to this book. I have to keep going back and listen to sections again and again. Not my favorite book by far. It's just okay, not great.

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  • C. Cooney
  • 01-11-19

Compelling without being sensationalist

This book enthralled me. I listened almost none stop over the course of a day.
The simple and straightforward account of proper detective work is absolutely compelling.

Nothing gung ho, nothing disrespectful to the victims, just a proper and dignified account of how they caught this monster and moreover how they made sure they cut no corners in order to make sure he didn’t wriggle out of it. Brilliant.

I thoroughly enjoyed the TV series but very. much appreciated the detail of the trial which the TV series didn't cover. I hope ITV makes a sequel and covers the trial. Superb work.

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  • D J Martin
  • 01-11-19

Absolutely Compelling

Had to stop listening halfway through to get on with my day. Finished in the evening though! Although I really enjoyed the television series, this book tells real story. It is the story of one man's obsessive compulsion with catching a serial killer, He is haunted by the prospect of further tragedy unless the killer is stopped. The usual detective standby of forensics don't indicate a suspect, so enormous lengths are gone to, trying to get a breakthrough in the investigation.

The best thing I can say about the narration, is that you believe Peter Noble IS Colin Sutton.

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  • ChronicPain
  • 01-11-19

A Worthwhile Listen

Just finished this excellent book. Once I started it was hard to stop & in the end listened to it with only two breaks.
I watched Manhunt with Martin Clunes which i really enjoyed, but this was so much more of the complete story & it made me feel as if i was with the detectives on the case.
Highly recommended to anybody that enjoys true crime.

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  • Les Goodliff
  • 01-22-19

unputdownable!

absolutely fascinating and inspiring account of the investigation and subsequent trial of Levi Bellfield and his heinous acts. DCI Sutton's story is poignant, humorous and beautifully-told. a highly-recommended book delivered extremely well.

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  • Jayceon1888
  • 01-21-19

Brilliant

Great true story of how the police finally put that Monster Levi Bellfield in jail until he dies, hopefully in agonising pain ! If your not familiar with Bellfield he was a piece of gypsy scum who drugged raped and murdered young women and teens in England in the early 2000s ! The most high profile of the cases was the murder of Amanda ( Milly ) Dowler. The book is told in the first person from the SIO senior investigating Officer and is full of horror stories but also shows the amount of work the police put into making sure this scumbag will breath his last breath in a prison cell. Gripped from the start and not my usual type of listen ! 5 stars all the way

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  • john
  • 01-19-19

honest to point of total truth and a great book

this is one of best books I listened to and then read. not into the big 'crime hunt' but the author not only was personally involved . He didnt make himself out to be super cop , he made it as real as it was.LOVE the fact emphasis not on killer but his victims - well done

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  • elly gausden
  • 01-16-19

Excellent book, slow reader

Thoroughly enjoyed this as not only is it the story of how a serial killer is caught, but it's also a brilliant insight into how a modern police investigation should be done. Written beautifully by an obviously smart and humane man.

The person reading it though needs his engine cranking up. I had to listen at 1.10 speed to make him bearable.

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  • Peter Gage
  • 01-19-19

Good Read

As a fan of crime fiction and true crime, I found it an enjoyable read.

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  • kellikay
  • 01-17-19

My mind keeps wandering while trying to listen

My mind keeps wandering while I'm trying to listen to this book. I have to keep going back and listen to sections again and again. Not my favorite book by far. It's just okay, not great.