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A vicious serial killer is holding the country to ransom, publicly - and gruesomely - murdering his victims. When a man is burnt alive on a bonfire, it seems like a tragic Guy Fawkes Night accident. But with the discovery of a young couple on Valentine’s Day - each with an arrow through the heart - something more sinister becomes clear. A "calendar killer" is on the loose.

Detective Mark "Heck" Heckenburg is up against it. With a rising body count and the public’s eyes on him, Heck must find the killer before he executes more victims. Because this killer has a plan. And nothing will stop him completing it.

A heart-stopping and grisly thriller that will enthral fans of Stuart MacBride and Katia Lief.

©2013 Paul Finch (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • James
  • 10-17-13

Fantastic, totally absorbing!

What did you like most about Sacrifice?

Believable, narration as always made this book again - Paul Thornley

What did you like best about this story?

The number of characters, how it switched and of course Heck is a really mans man

Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He is by far the best Narrator out their! got to a point now however where I wont listen to anyone else.... Not sure if that's good or a bad thing?

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Would love to just physically cant! I did however run back to it! :)

Any additional comments?

Paul Thornley You are the best, the author is not bad too! :)

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-23-15

It's quite good

It's the second one by this author in this series I listened to and it will be the last one not because it isn't great because I think the story get get a little bit the same like watching episodes of top gear.

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  • David
  • 01-17-15

Paul Thornley confuses this series for me...

...he's such an outstanding narrator, you feel you're listening to Stephen Leather but then you realise the book and story is so outlandish it cannot possibly be so. I would hate to think it's possible to live in a world as extreme as Heck and for the reason it's truly unrealistic, I won't be listening to any more. I should say I've listened to the first two...

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  • Ian W
  • 07-02-17

Best narrator ever!

Great book whose pace is lightning towards climax. We search for books by narrator as we love this guy and came across "Heck". Listened to lots of Paul Thornley narrations and his accents are brilliant and he makes all characters both young, old, male and female utterly convincing. Check out Jack Nightingale series (Stephen Leather author), also narrated by him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vince
  • 03-17-17

Outstanding!

Great story and another brilliant delivery by Paul Thornley.
Compulsory listening right to the end.
Can't wait for the next Paul Finch instalment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ally
  • 12-19-16

Excellent nail biting thriller

Loved the story and equally love Paul Thornley's narrative. Will now be downloading the next story in sequence.

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  • Michele Smith
  • 05-31-15

Difficult to stop listening.

gripping story, great narration, found it difficult to stop listening as story moves fast, chilling!

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  • lynsay
  • 05-15-15

great read!

heck at his best. very gruesome storyline and lots of strange killings. couldn't stop listening until it finished. looking forward to purchasing my next book.

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  • david mcloughlin
  • 05-15-15

DS Heck

cracking narration of a cracking story,listened in 2 days whilst driving,can't wait to get the next in the series.

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  • G. Myers
  • 03-21-15

A fast moving tale of murder and control

Once again Heck is knee deep in bodies and the very worst kind of criminal deviants. A simmering love interest taunts the reader. Paul Thornley brings this tale to life in his inimitable style making it a can't put down tale. My immediate instinct was to load the next in the series but that would be wrong like fine wine this stuff is to be cherished and reserved for when you have time to enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful