Regular price: $20.65

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The tarot talks...but is anyone listening?

In the heart of Southwest London, just a short stroll from the Thames, lies a single row of cottages. Residents may come and go, but they all have one thing in common: Tinderbox Lane - small, enclosed, unknown to any iPhone or supermarket delivery van - is the place they call home.

Foremost among the residents is Dolly Greene: divorced and permanently broke, she shares her tiny house with her 21-year-old daughter, Pippa, who can't afford to leave. Aside from Pippa the other constant in Dolly's life is her tarot business, and when Dolly reads the cards for the magnificently voluptuous and highly sexed Nikki on a stiflingly hot summer's day, her tarot patter is interrupted by a sudden vision - a flash of Nikki's face covered in blood and bruises. Death hangs over her, but there is an etiquette to reading tarot, and Dolly will not talk of murder to her client.

A few days later, when the body of a battered woman is washed up by Chiswick Bridge, Dolly is haunted by the belief that Nikki's time may have come up...but can she be sure? How far is Dolly prepared to go to act on her intuition? And will Sergeant Raff Williams, the officer assigned to investigate the murder, think Dolly's hunch insane?

©2017 Daisy Waugh (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Quirky w/ Excellent Narrator, Likeable Protagonist

I usually listen to dark mysteries, but I would put this in the category of a cozy mystery. The narrator, Imogen Church, is one of my favorites. The voices of each character are very distinct, making for quite a listen. The mystery is complex enough to hold your attention and the touch of tarot card "magic" never goes too far to be considered supernatural because it really drives theories about. what's going on more than anything else.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great story, somewhat annoying narration

I do love a good story that involves tarot. I found that Ms. Church's narration pulled me from the story, especially every time the "ha ha ha" laugh of one of characters. It felt like the narration was dialled to 11.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful