Culver Valley Crime

16 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 514 ratings

Little Face Publisher's Summary

She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

©2006 Sophie Hannah (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Little Face

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By ACT1 on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • Hurting Distance

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Three years ago, something terrible happened to Naomi Jenkins - so terrible that she never told anybody. Now Naomi has another secret - the man she has fallen passionately in love with, unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without trace, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi has a crazy idea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of twists

    • By Christine on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • The Point of Rescue

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A woman is watching a report on television of the death of a mother and daughter; apparently both had died at the mother's hand. Also on the screen is the surviving member of the family, a widower described as Mark Bretherick. Watching with her husband, the woman, Sally, has to bite back the words that spring to her lips: this man is not Mark Bretherick! How does she know?

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    • The Wrong Mother

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears an unexpected name: Mark Bretherick. It’s a name she shouldn’t know, but last year Sally treated herself to a secret vacation—away from her hectic family life—and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. But now, Mark’s wife and daughter are dead—and the safety of Sally’s own family is in doubt.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but...

    • By Simone on 02-23-15

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 4

    • Dead Lie Down

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Ruth Bussey once did something wrong-horribly wrong-and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret-he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth's horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Dead Lie Down

    • By John on 02-07-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Other Half Lives

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barry
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit convoluted

    • By Susan on 08-21-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 5

    • A Room Swept White

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fliss Benson is a TV producer struggling to deal with a personal tragedy in her own life. She receives at work an anonymous card which consists of 16 numbers arranged in four rows of four. These numbers mean absolutely nothing to her. At the same time, she is handed a particularly unwelcome assignment: she has to work on a documentary about cot death and three mothers accused (wrongly, it seems) of murder: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines.

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    • The Cradle in the Grave

    • A Novel
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Television producer Fliss Benson is surprised to discover that her superstar boss, Laurie Nattrass, is stepping down - and that she is to take over his documentary about crib-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. Thanks to Nattrass's advocacy, three women are now free, while the doctor who testified against them is under investigation for misconduct. Then one of the mothers is found dead. In her pocket is a card with 16 numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four-exactly like the anonymous card Fliss has just received....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, narration was excellent.

    • By Erin M. on 11-29-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 6

    • Lasting Damage

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. But she finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 7

    • Kind of Cruel

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Jonathan Aris, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia. And she doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel'. These are words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where….

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Convoluted tedium

    • By M. J. Walsh on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Kind of Cruel

    • Spilling CID, Book 7
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Amber Hewerdine suffers from chronic insomnia. As a last resort, she visits a hypnotherapist, doubtful that anything will really change. Under hypnosis, Amber hears herself saying, "Kind, cruel, kind of cruel." The words awaken a vague memory, but she dismisses the whole episode as nonsense. Two hours later, however, Amber is arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she's never heard of, and the only way she can clear her name is by remembering exactly where she’s seen those words.

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 8

    • The Carrier

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence. Because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved. Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tour de force

    • By Anna on 02-22-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Carrier

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sophie Hannah, always interesting

    • By Margaret on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 9

    • Woman with a Secret

    • A Novel
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 76

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Monogram Murders - in the ranks of Ruth Rendell, Deborah Crombie, Kimberly McCreight, and Tana French - makes her William Morrow debut with a dark and chilling psychological thriller in which a woman desperate to hide a devastating secret in her past is drawn into a murder investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • hard to get into story

    • By Betty D on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Telling Error

    • Culver Valley Crime, Book 9
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet, can't wait for the next one

    • By Sunny on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 10

    • The Narrow Bed

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

    Regular price: $18.11