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DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfill her father's dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is. Meanwhile, a dead drug dealer is found on an abandoned airfield that the locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries will lead to the most shocking discovery of Nikki's career and put her whole team in mortal danger. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you riveted until the shocking ending.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2017 Tantor

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<br />This is how much I have enjoyed this series.


I am usually extremely tough on narrators who mispronounce words, and editors who let them slide. It's not the kindest part of my nature. But when Nikki said that one of her fellow characters was an "aficiando" of history, for me, that malaprop was Nikki's, not Ms. Meire's, and I had a nice chuckle. That's how real the characters came to be for me, in Ms. Meire's versatile voice.

The plots in these books are unique, and involving, but it's my involvement with great characters that keeps me coming back every time.

Jay Thomas

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Not as strong as the others

But do love these characters and the narrator; kept me engaged but not breathless for the next installment.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 03-02-17

Another great 'on the Fens' suspense thriller!

The books in this wonderful detective series by British author Joy Ellis are being released in audio monthly. I have listened to the first 4 in order. Ellis is an excellent story teller. Protagonist Detective Inspector Nikki Galena is a complex and fascinating character. In this case I wish I could award award 4.5 stars. Narrator Henrietta Meire is superb.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • 01-23-18

So much melodrama and contrived shock value

Becoming increasingly formulaic- bizarre happenings, personal threats and danger to team, so much killing for one small town. It feels like she is just trying to come up with more and more bizarre storylines. I still can't get over how useless and contrived the mask wars were in the first book. I keep listening because I do like some of the characters, but I find myself more disinterested and wanting to skip ahead. It doesn't help that some of the accents are painful - not sure if they are just true to region, but still grating.

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A fan of continuing series

I have really enjoyed the DI Galena series. The characters are interesting and the plots are intriguing. I will be sad to be done with the available titles and eagerly await a new one .

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  • ann
  • NORTHPORT, NY, United States
  • 10-16-17

Another great story on the Fens

Good plot, Engaging characters bring a refreshing approach to the psychological mystery in this new series.
Excellent reader

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Hope more installments are to follow

I hope more installments are to follow. I'm enjoying this series. It's a police procedural with many twists and turns. The narrator did a fine job of bringing the characters to life. I recommend this book.

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Joy Ellis needs a good editor.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Joy Ellis is a good writer, but she needs a literate editor. A good editor would point out the meaning of the word, Reticent, which is NOT synonymous to reluctant. Saying "reticent to speak" is redundant and wrong. Tantor Publishing/Recorded Books should hire me instead.

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There are grammatical errors and also places where the wrong name is said.

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It's still personal

I do like the characters, and I hope to see them change and grow. When the next books become available I will continue with the series. Spoiler Alert: The story still gets personal with the criminals focusing on the main characters and surrounding co-workers and family. And there was one twist that made me think "What?" and "Why?" instead of "Wow!"

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  • Bea Doubleday
  • 07-23-17

Awful reader

I was unable to complete listening to this story, the first time ever with audible. The reader spoke too fast, her female voices were shrill and very difficult to listen to.

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  • Bernadette Hancock
  • 07-09-17

Cliche ridden writing

The story was well conceived but it was poorly written. Full of cliches with very derivative characters.
I usually enjoy the narration but this narration was awful - dreadful attempts at accents that made listening to the story very hard. It was difficult to discern who was speaking at times as the accents changed within characters. Dreadful.

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  • Julie Swanepoel
  • 05-10-17

Brilliant story!

This is another brilliant story by Joy Ellis, beautifully read and presented by Audible. loved it.