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How well do you know the man you love?

A woman's body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews, with evidence of strangulation and no ID. Two weeks into the case, and DCI Andy Gilchrist is no closer to identifying her. A call from another woman claiming to be the dead woman's friend could be his first break, but when Gilchrist turns up to interview her, she is missing. Three days later her throttled corpse is found, and the investigation intensifies.

A local handyman's name repeatedly crops up in door-to-door interviews, a smooth character with the reputation of being a ladies' man who seems to have no history beyond three years, the length of time he's been living in the East Neuk. But before Gilchrist can bring him in for questioning, he vanishes.

As Gilchrist hunts for the missing suspect, he follows a trail of voyeurism and blackmail that stretches across the region...and beyond.

©2017 Frank Muir (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Tracey
  • craigmore, Australia
  • 09-28-17

killing time

another good story for the DI Gilchrist fans plenty of suspence or a little graphic in detail but well read

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  • Simon
  • 06-09-17

Muir Recover His Equilibrium!

This is a really decent series. It has good characters, an excellent narrator in David Monteath, beautifully grisly plots and exciting action. Within the last two books though I think T.F.Muir has struggled to get the balance quite right. I enjoyed “The Meating Room” but it really did go into gore overload and then with “Blood Torment” he strayed a little too far in the opposite direction and it all felt a little staid to me. With “Killing Connection” I think that Muir has got himself firmly back into the groove and the balance is just right.

There’s a good action-packed conclusion and certain aspects of the plot will make you wince. One very early clue in particular has a real “bite” to it and will have most people crossing their legs in contemplation. So it is hard-hitting without being the over the top gore fest that we saw in “The Meating Room” and with a good balance of action and character-driven story lines to improve on the slower “Blood Torment”. The police procedural aspects remain impressive.

It will be no great surprise that those character story lines naturally don’t make things easier for our heroes. Gilchrist struggles with family relationships and a difficult new boss but it’s Jessie that you will end up shedding a tear with. This is another strength of the series, the female characters are very strong, given prominent parts and in Jessie we have a real star who makes the series every bit as much as Gilchrist himself.

In short if you got through the previous two books but were perhaps having doubts I think this one will salve most of them and prove ultimately satisfying.

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  • AnnW
  • 07-21-17

Another great story in this series

As with the previous instalments the narration was top class, story good and characters believable. Looking forward to the next one now!

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  • Lindsey Peters
  • 07-07-17

excellent

Never disappointed with the combination of T.F.Muir and the DI Gilchrist stories. Excellently read again.

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  • Dr. R. Taylor
  • 06-22-17

A decent procedural

What did you like most about The Killing Connection?

The story was good. Far fetched (maybe) but well put together

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I just can't believe that the protagonist (the DCI) seems incapable of either taking some decent shoes in hs car - or alternatively learning from the last few times and taking seem more robust/suitable shoes with him. His boss is a little bit of a stereotype as well - coming good at the last moment having apparently screwed everything up to date. He is also a little too fond of suddenly reflecting that he has missed something obvious.

What does David Monteath bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Its is a sense of place and amosphere

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The child/young man who has to be told he has not listening

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it despite flaws.

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  • TwinkleToes2day
  • 07-26-17

Every one's a winner!

Loved it, like all previous. Monteath brilliant. Learning to like 'Smiler'. Roll on Book 8

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  • cilla
  • 12-08-17

Never disappointed

What a brilliant book. it was well read by David Monteath. The story is as gripping as all the others .... thankyou Mr Muir

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  • Flint
  • 11-14-17

Very Good

I like this series and I enjoyed this book very much. The plot was interesting and well paced and the narration was excellent. It was one of those books that you don't want to finish because you are enjoying it too much.

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  • Lindsay
  • 09-22-17

poor quality sound

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

it depends - this is a series i have been enjoying and the reader has been good but this time the audible intake of mouth breathing between every phrase was highly offputting. i appreciate he may have had a bad cold and if this is the case he coped remarkably well but it spoilt the enjoyment for me. perhaps to compensate and minimise this effect the actual recording is very quiet and difficult to listen to if there is any background noise in the room. i wanted to continue the seried but found it difficult to listen

What did you like best about this story?

that it takes the story forward and the writer did not feel the usual need to maim or kill one of the previously introduced characters. this is a lazy way to write and has blighted the series up until now.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reader has a good grasp of accent and character and is easy to listen to - problems this time should not detract from that and i have to say that i prefer that they cintinued withthis reader even with the problems faced

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

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  • M. Gosney
  • 07-09-17

Audiio was far too low.

Difficulty hearing the story spoiled this for me. otherwise, it was another good insight into Andy Gilchrist's life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • brenda
  • 08-02-17

Good story spoilt by too much bad language

Good story kept me listening, but excessive use of bad language made me cringe. I accept that low life uses this, but we got the message well before the f word came to an end. Won't listen to any other books by this author

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