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Summary

The fourth instalment in a gripping and atmospheric crime series set on a small island where there is no escape....

An island on lockdown. A killer on the loose....

As the scorching summer sun covers the small Scilly island of St Mary’s, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual Swimathon. But their morning session comes to a climactic end when they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock. The victim has been dressed up in a bridal gown, and Ben quickly realises that a dark and sinister killer is at large on the island.

To prevent the killer from escaping, Ben has no choice but to lock down St Mary’s, yet in doing so he is unwillingly trapping the killer’s next victim. When another woman is attacked, Ben gathers the island’s at-risk residents inside the local hotel for safety, but the killer is already watching and remains one step ahead.

Everyone is a suspect. No one is safe. 

©2020 Kate Rhodes (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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"Gripping, clever and impossible to put down." (Erin Kelly) 

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Hit and miss policework

I don't understand the theory of 'lets arrest this person even though we have no evidence against him, then we can browbeat him and find out if he is guilty!'
It was all about guess work, nothing else, until the guilty party was actually caught in the act!

No more for me by this author!

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A good story

Listening to and loosing myself in a good book never fails to satisfy and good overcoming evil is what all the best stories are about

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Loved it

They keep getting better and better . Some have said they are much the same but I disagree ..each has a special separate sense of direction. This one was the best so far . Keep them coming kate please !

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Blundering story

Another, and my last, blundering story. The detective doesn’t have a clue until caught himself by the killer (same as in previous books). His way of solving the mystery is to get caught himself. Stupid stupid unbelievable story.

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Not very challenging but an enjoyable listen

I enjoy listening to the descriptions of the Scilly Isles in this series of books and it has made me want to visit them.

I like the way that I can't guess whodunit until right at the end.

The narration is good although in this book 2 sentences were duplicated which was annoying.

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Really enjoyed this.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, i really enjoyed it. Will definitely read more in this series.

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Sheer speculation

The worst of this series,sound police work didn’t exist, Detective Kito accused random islanders and arrived at the truth by sheer luck. I won’t bother to read another.

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Preferred reading this series

Hearing rather than reading about St Marys and the islanders left me not liking any of them. How odd.I especially took against Ben Kitty when he referred more than once to his beautiful dog as “the creature” and not in a fun way. He was the most dislikeable, dull, predictable, unexciting and what the gorgeous Nina sees in him…
Story was quite good and the series varies, so nothing special but I got it free so that’s life!

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this kept me guessing right to the end again

Great narrator who brought this story to life and makes me yearn to visit the scilly isles

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Excellent story.

I enjoyed this book immensely. A very intriguing story which kept me unable to stop listening until I found out who was the murderer. Would highly recommend.