Based on the hit TV Series Scott and Bailey
The Journey’s Inn, Lark’s Estate, Manchester. Three bodies have been found, stabbed to death in their beds. The husband and father of two of the victims has fled. The police are in a race against time to find him – especially when they discover his two young sons are also missing....
Manchester Metropolitan police station. Having survived a near-fatal attack, DC Janet Scott is quietly falling apart. And her best friend and colleague DC Rachel Bailey is reeling from a love affair gone bad.
DCI Gill Murray is trying to keep the team on track, but her own family problems are threatening tip her over the edge. Finding the desperate man is their top priority. But none of them knows where he is going or what he intends to do next. Or what will they have to do to stop him....
I loved listening to this book, it really brought back the characters and although I had seen the story on the tv series, it was still worth listening too for the extra detail, especially about the private lives of the women and their characters.
The story was very interesting - I love books that are not full of action, but psychologically gripping, and this had lots of drama that didn't rely on cars, guns and violence, thank goodness.
The contrast between the professional lives of the detectives and their often chaotic private lives I enjoyed the most. Well worth listening too.
I do find it difficult to listen to some voices over a long period of time, but this reader was excellent, if occasionally her accent slipped, which is why I gave her only 4 instead of 5 stars!
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A really good listen from start to finish. Very detailed in the police procedure but the story revolves around the lives of three woman working for the Manchester Met Police and how they deal with the ups and downs of their daily lives whilst remaining (mostly) professional and strong in their careers in what is a predominately male environment. Would definitely recommend this follow up to Cath Staincliffe's first Scott and Bailey novel, Dead to Me. Well read by Katy Carmichael.
I love Cath Staincliffe's novels and her writing for radio and I'm also a huge Scott and Bailey fan. I was very disappointed when I read her first Scott and Bailey novel which had an incredibly slow moving plot and gave far too much background history on the characters. This, her second Scott and Bailey is so much better. It has a faster moving plot and is police procedural writing at it's best. The characterisation is excellent and the narrator reads it perfectly. Crime writing perfection!
I have been vacillating about downloading this novel for some time. I have watched several of the TV episodes and enjoyed them. This is a case of the TV being better than the novel!
The narrator spoilt this story for me so much I feel unable to rate the story well. I stopped caring who 'dun it' and still don't know why he 'dun it' even though I did try to listen to the end. The narrator had a really annoying habit of pronouncing e-v-e-r-y syllable in each word equally, I think, in an attempt at a Manchester accent. The accent was wobbly and failed to distinguish between the three main female character. Can I have my money back please?
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