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Publisher's Summary

Conrad Jones, nominated for a Gold Dagger award 2014

An intense suspense thriller that draws the listener into the dark underworld alongside the police who attempt to do battle with it.

The discovery of a brutally murdered young woman in an abandoned factory unit draws Detective Alec Ramsay and his Major Investigation team into a complex web of crime in Liverpool's underworld in this gripping thriller from acclaimed suspense writer Conrad Jones.

©2008 Conrad Jones (P)2016 Conrad Jones

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Not for the faint-hearted

Great story, marvelous performance. But be warned: If you can't stand violence or gore this is probably not for you.

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pretty good read

I really enjoyed this book after getting well onto it...so many characters to keep straight, at times was confusing as to who was speaking. I ended up having to backup and relisten at times to get it straight. After getting into it, about 1/3 of the way into it, things got exciting and a lot of surprising things happen. Very exciting at the end...I had to find out how it ended, so here I am writing this at 2am!!

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Wrong narrator

It was hard to enjoy this book, mainly because the narrator - supposedly telling the story of a gritty male scouse detective was a female who would have been loads better reading Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer. I think she was an American so she struggled even with the English, it was very "proper". Her accents were atrocious and her voice too light to do gritty male scouser no matter how hard she tried.

Even if you got into the story, the gratuitous sadism got rather boring and I felt the author was struggling to find yet another way to slay someone with some outrageous gore. It was rather all over the place and I found myself wanting to slap the policeman and give the Gecko a medal.

Probably won't be following on with any more in this series.

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  • Maria Pearson Maher
  • 05-22-16

Worst Narrator i have ever heard!

What disappointed you about Criminally Insane?

Great books seriously let down by a very poor, almost robotic narration.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot

What didn’t you like about Julia Farhat’s performance?

Her timing is very strange, her generic 'female' accent for all women in the books, lack of any expression and ferling and the strange empasis on random words.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Conrad Jones is an excellent storyteller but really needs a half way decent narrator or they are unlistenable.

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