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Shadow over the Fens Audiobook

Shadow over the Fens: DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

A man is found executed on a piece of wasteland in Greenborough town. The cold-blooded murder triggers terrible memories for DS Joseph Easter. Just when things seemed to be going well for DS Easter, he realizes that the nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life. In a breath-taking conclusion, even Nikki begins to doubt DS Easter as he faces a race against time to save someone very close to him.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"5/5...There just doesn't seem time to catch your breath through this book, there is just something happening all the way through it." (I Love Reading)

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-08-17
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-08-17 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Great British police procedural"

    I enjoyed book one in the series and was impressed with Joy Ellis’ writing. Therefore, I gave book two a try.

    The story is set in Lincolnshire Fens. It is an area of open skies, marshes, farmland and nature reserves. It is a difficult area for the Fenland constabulary to police because of the distances and dangerous misty roads. Detective Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter are teamed up again. Nikki’s neighbor had suddenly committed suicide, or maybe it was murder. Then a man is found executed near Greenborough are the two deaths related? DS Easter might have a stalker. Galena and team must solve the crimes to save DS Easter’s life and career.

    The book is well written. The plot is interesting and twists and turns allowing suspense to build to a surprising ending. Ellis continues to build the key characters in this story. She focuses on Easter and Nikki’s boss. I am enjoying the setting of the book. The Fens sound so beautiful. This story is not as good as book one, but it is still enjoyable. Looking forward to the next book.

    It is about seven and half hours long. Henrietta Meire does a great job narrating the book. She also narrated book one.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 02-16-17
    Dawn 02-16-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Another great book"

    To say that this book had many twists and turns would be a great understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, both the author and the narrator were excellent, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next in the series. I highly recommend this series. Joy Ellis has a very interesting ability to write.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-09-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-09-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "I'm a fan of this wonderful detective series"

    Having lived in the UK for some time years ago it strikes me that many readers will not know about the Fens mentioned in the title of Crime on the Fens. The Fens, also called Fenland, is a below sea level portion of eastern coastal England. It is located in County Essex about 50 miles northeast of London. Like coastal Holland (The Netherlands) it was reclaimed from the sea many centuries ago and it is protected by dikes from the waters of the southern portion of the North Sea. Fenland is the same latitude as Rotterdam.

    Protagonist Detective Inspector Nikki Galena is a tough cop. This is a serial murder mystery. Detective Sergeant Joseph Easter, a cop with his own issues, is in deep trouble with Galena's up the line bosses while Nikki believes he is very good and struggles to protect him.

    Narration by actress Henrietta Meire is outstanding. Her Essex accent is so good that it must be genuine. The Essex accent is more clipped than most English regional accents and can be more difficult for Americans to understand.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Araki 05-27-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I really enjoy this series."

    The location is atmospheric and the methods of the crimes are unique. Love the characters and the narrator is great with voices and accents.

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    Pandra Beecroft 05-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Series"

    This the second book that I have read in this series and I have found both books intriguing.

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    Maine Knitter 04-02-17
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    "I loved this!"

    What is it about British police detective stories? Especially when the stories are set in small towns. The DI with a history of not working well with others finally was assigned a Sergeant in the last book. They actually got along. This book picks up after Ds Easter is injured in the line of duty.

    The characters are well written, dialogue is good, and the audiobook narration is wonderful. I kinda sorta had the ending figured out but then there was another twist. Delightfully wicked! I can't wait to read the next book. This is a great series.

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    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 03-08-17
    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 03-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Joy Ellis and/or Henrietta Meire?

    I'm afraid this is the last book by Joy Ellis I'll download


    Would you be willing to try another one of Henrietta Meire’s performances?

    Her performance is a bit sophomoric, I'll stay away


    Any additional comments?

    The plot is quite interesting, but characters are shallow and dialogue is typical of "airport books". It's OK to pass the time while waiting for your plane but don't expect a good crime novel in the great British tradition

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  • Pam Herbert
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    "Nail biting finish"

    Really good story line. Characters becoming more rounded. Voice characterization really good. I am keen to listen to the next one

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  • Pen Name
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    "Total landslide. Lancashire isn't Lincolnshire."

    More trouble at mill than fenland. In fact nothing fen at all in this mediocre reading. To not know how to pronounce Gallipoli is one thing but to say a Wayne smile instead of wan? Countless stupid mistakes ruined the reading. Too many to highlight here. At every one my thread of the story broke. Will have to be careful to avoid her reading again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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