• The Girl in the Grave

  • Beth Adams, Book 1
  • By: Helen Phifer
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (424 ratings)

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The Girl in the Grave

By: Helen Phifer
Narrated by: Alison Campbell
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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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skimpy Character development

The book is a little confusing because there's not enough information I characters early on and it's hard to tell when they jump from one character to another who the new character is

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"Great story!"

Great book! Great narrator! This was like riding on a rollercoaster. Can't wait to start the next book.

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Just ok

was hoping for a lot more based on the reviews, but just very predictable. main character I found to be annoying instead of coming across as what is was meant to. just missed the mark on this one.

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Pretty Good Listen

Narrator's voice is great and transitions characters well. Storyline is decent, I could figure out the killer, but that didn't matter. Main character has a good background story.

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I didn't love it, nor did I hate it.

OK to listen when you ran out of a favorite series, but I won't get any more books by this author. The book is somewhat slow, the plot is just interesting enough to not abandon listening altogether. No serious character development.

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Gripping from the start

I'm ready for the next Beth Adams adventure. Could have blown me over at who the killer was. Also love this narrator, she's easy to listen to and delivers a great story.

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Not great but not bad

Pretty meh. I mean definitely not a nail biter and didn’t hold your attention enough to make you wanting to keep listening. Average.

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Fantastic

Great British police procedural. Fast paced with lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing to the end. Excellent narration.

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Love it!

I love her books every single one! I think you have to enjoy the writing and the way she tells her stories. I love her!!!

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