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DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

Meanwhile, the fens have been hit by a series of "designer burglaries". It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order. And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki's mother dies suddenly and, perhaps, suspiciously.

Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on the fens before anyone else dies?

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you in suspense until its heart-stopping conclusion.

©2017 Joy Ellis (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-12-18

End of the DI Nikki Galena series, but don't fear!

I have enjoyed each of the audio books in this modern detective series and Book 8, Thieves on the Fens, is no exception. Henrietta Meire's narration has been outstanding.

But there are more Joy Ellis modern detective novels on the way. On May 29, 2018 Audible will release Their Lost Daughters in the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans series. The Jackman and Evans series is set in the Lincolnshire Fens like the Nikki Galena series and it will be narrated by Richard Armitage. The actual first novel in the series is The Murder's Son. In any case, 4 highly rated series novels have been released in Kindle format.

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Fantastic

Another fantastic book by Joy Ellis. Highly recommend this series! Sad I have reached the end of this series and need to start looking for another.

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Already eager for next book in series!

This is such an enjoyable series! I really like the characters & get invested in their lives. I’m looking forward to the next book!

The narrator is excellent & makes it easy to distinguish between the characters.

I highly recommend this series! Thank you, Joy, for this series! Btw, I think you’ve got a really nice first name! ;) 😁

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Love this series!

I can't wait for the next one as always! All the characters are real and falable. I'm totally invested!

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Another great installment

Joy Ellis has crafted another great installment in the DI Nikki Galena series. I always look forward to another addition and have a habit of making sure to preorder them. I recommend this to fans of thrillers and police procedurals.

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This series is SO good

Joy Ellis has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her Fens books are automatic pre-orders for me. I am now looking to start reading her other books.

This latest Nikki Galena book is, again, fantastic. The characters and the story make me want to never put it down. I remember seeing 3am while listening to this book. There are two forces tugging at Nikki and her team. One, an anonymous caller using code to get revenge and lead her to a murder (it may be hers!) and the other a threat to her mother and her former RAF/MOD friends. Good stuff!

And there's Joseph... always a wonderful person to have around.

If I'm allowed one tiny complaint, there was an inconsistency regarding the police officer investigating Eve's house. He was referred to as DC and then as DS. A minor point.

The narration was quite good. I certainly hope we haven't seen the last of Nikki, Joseph, and the rest of the team.

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Excellent!

loved it, I loved that Eve was part of the story. I love the narrator & I also hope you continue with the series, I want more.

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glad they caught the bad guy

glad they caught the bad guy and Nkk oi and Joseph got together finally and the mom didn't die

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  • JP
  • Washington, D.C.
  • 07-10-18

One of my favorites in the series

This was a very enjoyable listen. It is one of my favorites in the series.

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 06-18-18

Tops Book 7, Ready for Book 9

Nikki and her team are looking for thieves with a grudge . . . and a shopping list . . . and at the same time Nikki's newfound relationship with her mother is at risk . . . dual investigations weigh heavy on Nikki and Joseph as they call in Joseph's buddy from his special forces days for a hand . . . I stayed up way too late listening . . . just HAD to know the outcome . . . I see that Book nine is out in print and kindle form, I'm so ready for it to come out on audio . . . Joy Ellis is hard to beat . . .

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  • hayley coombs
  • 08-26-18

least favourite overall

of all the Fens books by Joy Ellis, this was my least favourite.
the storyline was confusing in parts, uninteresting and seemed to jump from place to place.
However, it did still harbour secrets and had a mystery to the crimes. If you have listened to / read the rest of the Fens books, I would still recommend even if its purely to follow each character on their journey and find out more about them.

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  • Julie Swanepoel
  • 05-22-18

great tale

I find myself repeating myself with the reviews of hese books as they are always just brilliant reads, engrossing and well crafted and I love the narration too.