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The Girl in the Grave

Beth Adams, Book 1
Narrated by: Alison Campbell
Series: Beth Adams, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Silence falls as the coffin is lifted out of the ground, yesterday’s rain cascading from it like a waterfall. Glancing into what should have been an empty grave, everyone gasps at the sight of blueish-white fingers exposed in the soil below....

When the body of a teenage runaway is found hidden inside someone else’s grave in a small-town cemetery in the Lake District, an urgent call is made to forensic pathologist Beth Adams. Still traumatised by a recent attempt on her own life, one look at the beautiful girl’s broken body is enough to bring Beth out of hiding for the first time since her attack. She’s the only one who can help her trusted friend, Detective Josh Walker, crack the most shocking case of his career. 

Beth struggles to believe it’s a coincidence that the gravesite was scheduled to be exhumed, exposing the evidence. Does this twisted killer want to be caught? 

Throwing herself into her work Beth discovers traces of material beneath the victim’s fingernails that sets the team on the killer’s trail. But this critical lead comes at a dangerous price, exposing Beth’s whereabouts and dragging her back into her attacker’s line of fire once again. 

With Beth’s own life on the line, the investigation is already cracking under the pressure. Then another local girl goes missing.... Can Beth stay alive long enough to catch the killer before he claims his next victim? 

An absolutely gripping new police procedural that will grab fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons and leave them gasping for breath.

©2019 Helen Phifer (P)2019 Bookouture

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Great start to a new series!

Oh my goodness, this book was so so good!
While "this chapter" in Beth Adams book is over, I'm sure there is still more to come!
Helen Phifer at her finest!
I listened to it in 1 day, while working! I cannot wait until #2!

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  • Jan Richardson
  • 08-11-19

Good Story

Easy reading good story line excellent narrator ...
lots of twists I couldn't put it down

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-19

listened to it all in 24 hours

likeable characters. kept thinking I knew the killer until the end. not spoiling the plot it's a great story. easy to listen too. great narrator.