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Publisher's Summary

It was to be the most important case of Morton Farrier’s career in forensic genealogy so far. A case that had eluded him for many years: Finding his own father. Harley "Jack" Jacklin disappeared just six days after a fatal fire at his Cape Cod home on Christmas Eve in 1976, leaving no trace behind. Now his son, Morton must travel to the East Coast of America to unravel the family’s dark secrets in order to discover what happened to him.

This is the sixth book in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

©2017 Nathan Dylan Goodwin (P)2020 Nathan Dylan Goodwin

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Satisfying story

Great to hear another story focused on Morton’s personal genealogy! The story lost a star for me because of a huge plot twist without adequate explanation. But all in all, this novella is well-woven with interesting developments in Morton’s life!

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Good story, bad accent!

As a lover of genealogy, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the entire series. However, the narrator’s attempt at an American accent was difficult to listen to! At best it sounded slightly southern, not at all like a Boston accent. It was very distracting and made it hard to listen to the whole book. Fortunately, most of the series is set in England, so the same narrator does a great job with the other books I’ve listened to.

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Love these books!

In general, these books are great-the only ding for this one was the narrator’s portrayal of the American accent. It was all over the place and became a distraction to the story.

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You have to listen to them all

The narrator is awesome, he really brings the story to life! Start from book 1 and you'll want to listen to them all!

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Great story, voice issues

The story is well written and continues the adventures of Morton. The English male voice bits are fine. The English women are voiced as twits which isn’t how they are written. The American accents are abysmal and detract from the listening experience. As an American, it’s hard to hear characters supposedly from one part of the country voiced with bad accents from other parts of the country. Like a voiceover of The Queen speaking in Liverpudlian accent, the the next minute Cockney.

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Story is bang-on. Narrator is ghastly.

Given that most of the story takes place in Massachusetts, they should have had a narrator that could pronounce the name of the Commonwealth. Mass-uh-two-shess. Every American that came out of Ian Pringle's mouth sounded like a transplanted Texan, and nothing like anything close to New England, much less Cape Cod or Boston. It was almost more than I could handle.

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Love Morton Farrier series

This book lived up to my expectations and kept me involved and interested the entire time as Morton solves his biggest case yet - locating his birth father. As a lover of genealogy and mysteries this series never fails to be satisfying to me