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Summary

Family secrets are hiding a legacy of lies. Can DI Kelly Porter get to the truth before innocent lives are left?

When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging aristocrat finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a world where secrets and lies dominate.

Meanwhile, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team are in a race against time.

Soon, both investigations, and Kelly’s own family secrets, lead to Wasdale Hal,l it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate...

Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Patricia Gibney.

©2018 Rachel Lynch (P)2019 Rachel Lynch

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Great read....kept me going through lambing!

thoroughly enjoyed this book. Love hearing names if placed I know and can imagine clearly.

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Brilliant

Another really good book. I listen on audible I would like to say the Narrator is very good too. I shall be buying number four very soon. I do enjoy female detective series and these are brilliant!

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Dreadful narrator

Unfortunately the narrator was appalling- stopping mid sentence, and starting again as though it was a new sentence. Very confusing and in the end so annoying I had problems following the plot. She should go back to school and learn to read out loud again. Pronunciation was appalling too

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Love this series of books and the narrator.

Love the books, at times I've been chuckling to myself at the one liners Kelly often has. Brilliantly narrated as well

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Story with a twist

Good story in a localised setting. Looking forward to the next book in this series

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I loved this book.

I was engrossed0 from the very beginning, Really good story written extremely well. Love the
narration also, read with feeling. Onto the next book...

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Slower paced

Not.my favourite of the series but still a jolly good listen.
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Good

I am glad I persevered with these books, I love the main character even though she so has some unlikable traits. Less graphic than the first which I prefer. Overall I like the performance, although sometimes a little flat. I will continue to listen to more.

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Brilliant as usual

Love it when you find a writer and series with several books already published. I've finished 3 books in the last 2 weeks and loved them all.
I love that Kelly Porter is good at her job, healthy and has a happy love life. Usually, a female lead needs to have some emotional issues and an addiction of some sort to seem real. Kelly Porter has family issues, but seems to deal with these through positive ways such as running, hiking or counselling from Johnny rather than binge drinking and pain killers. Hope this continues as it's a breath of fresh air.

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The voice was at times not very clear articulate ,so not very comfortable as a listen.
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  • 30-12-19

I prefer mysteries .....

to politics and this story just was not on...more like a platform with a vague attempt at couching a mystery into it...quite disappointing. The performance was grand despite the story or lack thereof.

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  • Chantal Noordeloos
  • 04-12-20

Show don’t tell

It’s such a shame that the author keeps doing all the thinking for the reader by constantly explaining what’s going on. We get it, we don’t need constant reminders by the characters. Just tell the story. It’s such a shame because the story is decent and the characters aren’t too bad. A little two dimensional but interesting enough

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  • Victoria Taveras
  • 08-02-22

This series is not for me

I'm giving it a 1 star instead of a dnf because I actually read 47 chapters before I started skipping. I did want to know the conclusion but that's about it. Kelly Porter is not someone I care about and this book was more about people's lives and secrets than the investigation and I didn't care about anyone, maybe Zach but I will not be reading any more books from this series

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  • Raina G
  • 27-10-21

Dead End

I am really enjoying the DI Kelly Porter series and look forward to the next installment. I do want more time spent on the characters themselves. Dead End was a good story but felt a little rushed at the end with everything coming together very quickly and ending almost abruptly with little to no mention of big story lines going on for the main characters. I understand that this is motivation to keep reading or listening which of course I will ! I am enjoying the narration very much as well.

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  • Urebril Sener
  • 07-09-20

Another good one

I am committed to this series. I love the setting and atmosphere. The writer does a fantastic job of painting images while the narrator does an excellent job of placing the reader in the story. We have been listening to Kelly's adventures since the first book and cannot wait to start the next one!