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Publisher's Summary

When an elderly woman is found dead at her home, newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the scene. It appears that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a carer but with much darker intentions. It soon becomes obvious that this was not death by natural causes; in fact it was murder.

Before she can catch her breath, DC Wilson is thrown in at the deep end as another body turns up. This time it's a gruesome crime scene, the victim a well-known drug dealer from Glasgow's mean streets, and there's no question that this was a brutal execution.

The two cases appear to have nothing in common, but when a second vulnerable person is murdered in their sleep, the police realise that it's only a matter of time before the next victim emerges, and Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate.

This case is big, and it's about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined....

©2015 Alex Gray (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The Scottish writer Alex Gray has been building a reputation as one of the most reliable practitioners of crime fiction at work today, and Keep the Midnight Out is one of her very best books. The series featuring her protagonist Detective Superintendent Lorimer has gone from strength to strength." ( Good Book Guide)
"Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh." ( Daily Mail)

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Is it just me

or is the religious voice starting to become more strident? While I still enjoyed this book, and continue to enjoy the development of characters, I felt almost as if I were being preached at. I have read non-secular works with less religious undertone.

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  • sparklylilly
  • 06-26-16

Intriguing

Brilliant from start to finish. Really makes you think. can't wait to see what's next!!

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  • Anon
  • 04-06-16

An absolute waste of money

Detail is good. Detail sets the scene. Detail makes you feel, makes you smell, makes you imagine, scream, giggle or jump. Unfortunately here, the first 4 chapters are full of detail that lead you to yawn and scratch and wonder what you'll have for tea and ultimately to snooze.
I love books. I love well written books that bring people and places to life but this is simply monotonous. The earlier books are fantastic and I was looking forward to this but the irritation it has caused means it is going back for a refund.

Think how long you had to work to pay for this book. Is that length of toil worth it for what feels like never ending drudgery? Unlikely.

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  • Crime girl
  • 05-18-17

not as good as some others. ..

As always I enjoyed this but it just wasn't as good as some others I have read.

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  • Mr. R. Taylor
  • 02-10-18

Darkest night

Not impressed, gave up half way through it. poor story, unimpressed with reader. over all poor

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  • ben
  • 02-10-18

couldn't get into it at all. had to return it

narration was absolutely fine but after 2 hours I had to return it because I just couldn't get into it at all. I normally love books like this but this was painful to listen to due to the story

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  • Flint
  • 12-29-17

An Interesting Plot

As always with this series this book did not disappoint. The plot was complex and there were some surprising twists and turns before the case was resolved. I like the characters in this series and this book developed a more recent character very well. The narration was excellent and the book was very enjoyable.

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  • Ginger
  • 12-23-17

ok read

no surprises no shocks no real drama don't think I'll bother with the others in the series

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  • M. Shaw
  • 12-18-17

Excellent story ruined by awful narration

I have already listened to another Alex Gray book and the narration was excellent. This falls far short. It is lifeless and put me to sleep due to
It’s lack of expression. All I heard was an RP accent which was at odds with the novel itself. Would NOT recommend a book read by this narrator. David Monteath is a far better narrator and brought a depth of emotion to the characters and brought the story alive.

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  • catherine kerr
  • 12-15-17

Enjoyed the plot

The narrator has a great voice .... only slight moan is please do not try a northern Irish accent..... I found it grating..... his own accent was perfect.....

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  • Miss L ttophi
  • 03-15-17

fabulous

once again another fab book thrilling and most griping just cant put it down so to speck

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  • Esther Roadnight
  • 06-08-16

New author for me

This is the first book of Alex Grey that I've listened to/read. I am certainly going to enjoy more of them. Very good book.