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  • Hit and Run

  • A Who Dunnit Psychological Thriller About a Hit and Run Killing
  • By: Maria Frankland
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Hurworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Hit and Run

By: Maria Frankland
Narrated by: Alexandra Hurworth
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Summary

He took his dark secrets and lies to his grave....

Fiona keeps herself to herself - it is safer that way. She allows few people to get close, having learned the hard way that most have their own agendas.

Lowering her barriers and trusting her husband Rob is a decision she has reason to regret. His indiscretions were coming to light even before the news of his hit and run killing one summer afternoon.

In the aftermath, blame and hostility is shown to her by many. The relationship with her mother is unravelling, and she has shut herself away from any friends she once had. Who can she turn to? Who will believe her? Other than her son Jack and her father, there is nobody she can count on.

Can Fiona stay away from her oldest and most faithful friend, the bottle? Or is her life as over as her husband’s?

Only the truth of Rob’s untimely death can decide that.

©2021 Maria Frankland (P)2021 Maria Frankland

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Loved this.

Great storyline that kept me gripped. Realistic characters and emotions. I couldn't put it down.

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Nearly Excellent!

This is a really good, compelling story, with well drawn characters and a great ending. It could have been excellent if only it hadn’t been written a bit like a year 11 essay in its use of language, insofar as, people don’t use such precise language in every day speech! That combined with the rather wooden style of the narrator (who did a good job otherwise) was distracting at times.

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Hit

Alexandra Hurworth, narration takes you to Yorkshire.

A great British thriller. Recovering alcoholic, secrets, family problems, embezzlement.
The twist and turns, the death of Fiona's husband by a hit and run driver, sets this great thriller in motion.

A rollecoaster.

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Voice Drab

Story ok. But the voice of book was terrible
So un engaging boring lacked any enthusiasm

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Fantastic book by Maria Frankland

Well Maria Frankland has done it again another amazing book.

I couldn’t put it down and have read it within a couple of days. Would recommend this book to anybody who likes thrillers with twists and turns and an ending I would not have been able to guess.

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Hit and run

This audiobook really had me hooked. The story line had lots of twists and turns which kept me hooked.
I wasn't sure about the narrator to start with but I stuck with it and I'm so glad I did.
I'll definitely me listening to more from Maria as the ones I've had the pleasure of listening to so far have been fantastic.

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Kept me guessing

I very rarely read psychological thrillers unless I have had them recommended to me - and this was one that I’m delighted I followed up on. The setting of the story is around Otley and Ilkley near Leeds … areas of Yorkshire that I am very familiar with. I didn’t suspect the actual killer at any time throughout the book. I liked how the husband’s ‘other’ life was slowly revealed and with it the various potential individuals who might have a good reason to kill him. I felt Fiona’s frustration and desperation was evident throughout by the clever narration. I did, however, questioned some of Fiona’s actions. I changed my mind several times as to who I felt the actual killer was … so I do have to give the author credit for keeping me guessing. My reason for 4 * rather than 5* is that I felt it was a little drawn out in the middle.
Otherwise, a very good listen, well narrated and I would recommend it. I’ll certainly be looking at other books by this author.

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Delivers again

I do enjoy a Maria Frankland book, I have discovered I enjoy them better through audio books, as the narration just adds something to the story - especially the accents this time.

I was not able to work out the culprit until about 90% in but still didn't know why. I like that in a book/story.

I was given an advance copy by the author but this in no way influenced my decision.

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  • Pattwee
  • 20-06-21

who done it

After a slow start to get used to the narrator's voice, this was an intriguing story, with a surprising ending.
Well narrated

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  • Deedra
  • 21-10-21

Hit and Run

This was really good!I enjoyed it,though I had it figured out within 30 minutes.lol Poor Fiona! Alexandra Hurworth was a terrific narrator! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Dee
  • 29-07-21

Very much a thriller

It took me a minute to like Fiona, the main character. She was really an icky energy for a good portion of this book. The story had a great whodunnit though and that made the entire eight hours totally worth it. The narrator was pretty good too!

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  • A. Chaps
  • 13-07-21

Dont skip over this one great story and characters

This is my second book from Maria Frankland and I have to confirm that this author is extremely gifted in composing Thrillers.
Her writing is fabulously engaging, her characters are extremely well developed and feel relatable.
The reader gets captivated from the very beginning and drawn into a well rounded story.

How much do we really know our spouses, our neighbors, our family ? should we trust them implicitly ? Such are the questions for Fiona Matherson after she is left a young widow in “Hit and Run”.
I did find Fiona is a little naive in handling her dire situation as she relies a tad too much on her ability to solve her husband hit and run, but then wondered what I personally would do in similar circumstances.
I loved how the author accurately describes the influx of Facebook condolences from people who didn’t know, like or give a darn when the person was alive…then it all fades away.

I have to say that the author didn’t give a clue as to who the culprit could be until the last two chapters, and it was so ‘woaw-hows-that-even-a-possibility” type of chapters !

I just want to give a wink to the author on her writing of the crematorium viewing of the body scene … she knocked on the door … this is a definitive trademark now.
And to the publisher- Chap10-BBC announce ‘Father of one in hit and run’ …. Should be father of two : Jack and Madeleine.

I did not particularly enjoy the narrator Alexandra Hurworth and it did infringe a tad on my liking the story, but both the writing and the clever tale saved the book for me.
I was fortunate to receive this free audiobook and leave this review voluntarily.

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  • Janalyn
  • 25-06-21

Wow what a story!

Fiona is a recovering alcoholic, she is a daughter of a narcissist and the wife of a man who is very inapt at keeping secrets. That is until he is killed by a hit-and-run driver in as the old saying goes everything in the dark will soon come to light. True to Maria Franklin‘s writing style there is a twist I never saw coming. As I listened to the book I kept thinking it can’t get any worse, but yet it did. I love Maria Franklin‘s books and this is just the latest example of why. It is always so hard to guess the ending and that makes for a great ending. I thought the narrator did a good job and this book is so worth getting.

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  • Chris Roback
  • 21-06-21

Good plot and even better listening experience

"Hit and Run" is a fictional thriller set in Yorkshire, England. I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the plot and I was continually guessing who the killer was right up until the very end. The narrator’s Yorkshire accent was a nice touch making the story even more believable and made me nostalgic for the time that I spent living in England.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 13-06-21

A Twisted Side of Murder

Hit and Run is twisted tale that covers adultry, embezzlement, mental abuse and ultimately a murder. Fiona is caught in the middle of a web of lies that tries to consume her after her husband is killed because suddenly she realizes she never knew him at all. This book will take you on a rollercoaster ride up until the very end when all is revealed. I love the intricate twist and turns the author takes which leads you down a path to a dead end just when you think you have it all figured out. Hit and Run is well written and intriguing. Alexandra Hurworth does an amazing job narrating the different characters bring each one and the story to life. I highly recommend this book if you love mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat. This is my honest unbiased review.