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Disordered Minds

By: Minette Walters
Narrated by: Greg Wagland
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Summary

In 1970, Harold Stamp, a retarded 20-year-old, was convicted on disputed evidence and a retracted confession of brutally murdering his grandmother. Less than three years later he is dead, driven to suicide by isolation and despair. 

Thirty years on, Jonathan Hughes, an anthropologist specialising in social stereotyping, comes across the case by accident. He finds alarming disparities in the evidence and has little doubt that Stamp's conviction was a terrible miscarriage of justice. But how far is Hughes prepared to go in the search for justice? Is the forgotten story of one friendless young man compelling enough to make him leave his books and face his own demons? And with what result?

If Stamp didn't murder Grace Jeffries then somebody else did.... 

©2003 Minette Walters (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“A powerful, acute and vivid work from a staggeringly talented writer.” (Observer)

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Shame about the reader

Minette Walters is a superb novelist, and this book is absolutely up to her usual standard. But what a pity that the reading is so pedestrian and monotonous, spoiling the pleasure. Disappointing.

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Drear from start to finish

I remember reading Minette Walters first novels and enjoying them very much. I’ve never read this one so gave it a go. Goodness me! Utterly, utterly turgid. Unrealistic characters, tedious repetition, and to top it all, a boring narrator. I don’t know why I listened to the end, it could have been edited down to half its length. And having got to the end… I was none the wiser. Very disappointing.

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twists and turns

Many plots , twists and turns, I'm still not quite sure 'who did it'! very well narrated and superbly written. characters were very real

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Interesting read

Not bad, not riveting, but quietly interesting. narrator was monotonous, but I found him quite calming slight robotic.