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Publisher's Summary

The final audiobook in Dolores Redondo's atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish best-selling series has taken Europe by storm.

In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl's grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering. She also mentions the Inguma - an evil being of Basque mythology that kills people in their sleep.

The investigation takes Amaia and her team to the nearby valley of Baztan, where there have been an abnormally high number of similar cases - and some procedural irregularities. Meanwhile a murderer, Berasategui, is found dead in his cell from a drug-induced coma, which he can't have done without help.

Soon Amaia will have to face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years - even if an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the devastating truth.

©2014 Dolores Redondo, 2014 Translation copyright - Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

Praise for The Invisible Guardian:
"This first volume in a planned trilogy is an international best seller, combining singular characters and an eerily atmospheric setting." (Sunday Times)
"Combines singular characters and an eerily atmospheric setting." (Sunday Times)
"Has so many facets to it that it becomes utterly compelling." (Publishing Perspectives)

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  • Iris
  • Oakton, VA, United States
  • 10-29-17

Love it, but

Love the story, love the intensity, of the character. ..... But.......To me, Since the second and third book the magistrate became suspect immediately.....He was to obvious. to me what give away was the intensity the way he try to win her over. That was a disappointment.
The main character that was the inspector detective, is so intense, detail oriented, an excellent profiler. But what I fail to understand, how supposedly she fail to see him for what he really was....... her character was down play with the second and third book. She is strong, but at the same time weak. She profiles and analyzed, but failed to see him, it was obvious that something was really off with him...... Love a lot of things from the book, but this particular area of her books was a disappointment. There where other behavior , that didn't make sense neither..... too bad, this's could it been a lot better.

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Good Story, Frustrating Lead Character

Overall, this was a good ending to the trilogy. I like the way the author tied all three stories together and I liked the subtlety of the supernatural elements, which helped make everything more believable.

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I must admit I didn't really care for the lead character. I'm all for a flawed character but I thought she seemed relatively unbothered by some of her own actions given how self-righteous she was with others. James was almost too underatanding and I just found Markena's obessession with Amaia to be annoying.

Also, towards the end, maybe she was blinded by infatuation, but it almost seemed too obvious who was behind it all and the fact that she kept believing that person's lies seems far fetched for a "star cop".

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  • nice boots
  • 12-07-17

Excellent end to the trilogy

Unpredictable interesting and eerie story. Which you can't simply turn off. Fantastic main character and sub characters . You need to listen to each book in turn as the plot is complicated but it is definitely worth it.

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  • Peter Brass
  • 11-03-17

One of the best

this trilogy is one of the best that I have read or listened to in quite a few years. Highly recommended listening/reading

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  • Gloria
  • 09-16-17

Intenso, trepidante y adictivo.

Una historia completa, coherente, conectado cada capitulo y cada libro entre si. El hilo conductor te mantiene atento, impaciente por seguir avanzando deseando cada vez mas y mas avanzar para conocer el desenlace que aveces puedes imaginar porque Dolores Redondo te conduce suavemente por el dejando una puerta abierta a una nueva historia.
La narración es perfecta, el tono el adecuado y cada personaje con su entonación. De verdad, te recomiendo este libro no te arrepentirás.