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Dark House

By: Helen Phifer
Narrated by: Alison Campbell
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Summary

Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realized what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming.

For decades the Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now - when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney.

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum's wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum's walls? Together with her partner, Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

An absolutely terrifying and gripping thriller that will chill fans of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons, and Rachel Abbott to the bone.

©2017 Helen Phifer (P)2017 Bookouture

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BOOK 2 in Detective Lucy Harwin series

An enjoyable detective story with characters that are easy to emphasize with. However, the plot has too many connections or coinsidiences that make it slightly predictable.

I read this as the first book in the series and it was fine. Infact, it is book two with LAST NIGHT being the first. Audible need to sort this out on their site.

Worth a listen. ( I spend up the narration to 110% as it was rather pedestrian!)

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Spellbinding!

A brilliant story that holds your interest from the very beginning! Lucy and Ellie her daughter are so true to life, and you can even find sympathy for the killer. Twists and turns in the plot with surprises at the end. The narrator was really good too, really enjoyed it!
Now on to Helen Phifer ‘s next book, I can’t wait!

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Good story terrible narrator.

Very good story but narration was awful and spoilt it. Ended up having to listen on fast speed to get through it but persevered as it was a good plot.

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Excellent

Excellent, really enjoyable. I have only recently discovered this author and will now be reading the rest of the series.

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5* all over

Easy to listen to with likable characters & well written! Will certainly be reading/listening to more by this author and will recommend.

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worth listening to

this is a good story worth listening to two very intriguing well-written and have listened to it twice it's a good book I recommend it.

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Loved it!

Great from start to end and Lucy is such a likeable character, can’t wait to read the next one!

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Boring

I did persevere with this obvious plot. The narrator really didn’t suit the tale. Slow and deliberate style more suited to young children.

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Spoilt by poor narration

Enjoyed the Audible version with some misgivings I had already read the book previously my only criticism is that the actress sounded like she was reading to a small child therefore spoilt the enjoyment of this version would recommend a different actress for further productions.

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brilliant

I absolutely loved this book. great characters, great plot. looking forward to the next one.

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