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Summary

The brutal murder of 10-year-old Callum Bradley sent shockwaves across Scotland, but as the weeks have stretched on with no solid leads, the investigation has been scaled back. Sergeant Don Colyear, community police officer, is tasked with tying up a loose end: a 999 call which may have hinted at the boy's murder.

However, the call was made three weeks before the crime took place. The caller turns out to be a resident at an Edinburgh care home, drifting in and out of lucidity due to dementia - enough to write off the potential lead as a dead end. But when a fresh murder disturbs the city, the clock is ticking path to catch a violent killer.

©2021 Stuart Johnston (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd

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So good!

Great story I flew through. Narration as always was perfect, highly recommend and can't wait for more!

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  • 22-11-21

Too many strands

I didn’t really get into this book. Although I listened to all of it. I found it a bit hard to connect all the characters. It think it’s just the authours writing style.

I’m not sure I would try another by him.

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Draws you in with realism

Love the initial slow meandering pace that lulls you into a false sense of all being well. Like the previous and first in the series this starts off with a hint of the grisly to come. If you like realistic crime stories this series is for you. An unassuming protagonist with hidden qualities and talents gradually emerging.
Looking forward to more from Don Colyear.

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Breath of fresh air

Really enjoyed both books so far awaiting the third to be released on audible. It’s so good that the main character is not a drunk or a messed up policeman, this has become very tedious. And of course David Monteath can do no wrong, he is a brilliant narrator.

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superb

exceptional narration and storyline my interest never wavered totally recommend to everyone in a way I'll miss the main characters I liked them all so much.

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thoroughly enjoyed

This is an excellent story and i cant wait for the next installment. Narrator is excellent

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Another good thriller from Stuart Johnstone.

This is the second book in what I hope is going to be a series of Donald Colyear crime thrillers.

There is a mysterious ongoing theme to the character which is intriguing and I am looking forward to finding out more about him.

The story kept my attention throughout, and gets you hooked from the start.

I await the next book, but hope I won't have to wait too long.

David Monteath's narration is once again perfect.

Thoroughly Recommended.

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Interesting with flaws

An interesting storyline with a little more detail than I needed, however it’s what many others like.
The sound dipped annoyingly which disrupted my listening somewhat, a technical issue which should have been picked up.
In chapter 10 the ‘off sick’ Cathy suddenly took part in the conversation about the teams contribution to a birthday - most disconcerting, another technical problem?
Anyway, overall great narration and a storyline which held my interest.

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Another good plot

I like the plot and the various threads that may or may not link together as the story develops. The narrator is fantastically smooth in his telling of the story and brings the characters to life with every word spoken. I'm guessing that the author Stuart wanted this reaction from readers but, the most annoying thing is the character Kate, the senior police officer in charge. She is SOO arrogant I am sure I would tell her to 'Ram it'. Do all senior police treat underlings like sh#t and act so arrogantly. Seems like a common perception for many writers. Maybe it's true!

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a great listen

great narration as always. Writer has set the stage for a Collier series really well.

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  • 07-07-22

Satisfying New Series!

I can’t imagine reading this novel and missing out on Monteath’s narration. I just love Sgt. Don Collier and all his idiosyncrasies and the narrator brings him to life with the best Scottish brogue ever. The plot line follows a long and winding road that is difficult to predict-which I love. My only criticism of this second novel in the series is that I hated dividing air-time between Collier and Cane. Although switching from 3rd to 1st person to differentiate the two characters’ experiences is unique, I found myself anxious to return to Don’s journey. I recommend it if you enjoy detective thrillers with humor thrown in for good measure!

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  • kathy jones
  • 24-10-21

Excellent!

I have listened to books 1 and 2, and can't wait for 3,4,5 etc. Tragically inept and brilliant all at the same time, mixed with a little attitude, sarcasm and, yes, a little creepiness, makes this guy hard not to like. The narrator, Mr. Monteath, brings everything to life brilliantly. Give this new series a listen. I don't think you'll be disappointed.