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The Binding Room

By: Nadine Matheson
Narrated by: Diveen Henry
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Summary

In this room, no one can hear you scream....

The Serial Crimes Unit are called in to investigate when a local pastor is found stabbed to death. As DI Henley assesses the crime scene, she discovers a hidden door that conceals a room set up for torture—and bound to the bed in the middle of the room is the body of a man.

When another body is found, also tied down, Henley realises there's someone out there torturing innocent people and leaving them for dead. But why?

There's nothing that connects the victims. They didn't know each other. Their paths never crossed. But someone has targeted them, and it's up to Henley and the SCU to stop them before they find another binding room....

©2022 Nadine Matheson (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Nadine Matheson writes sentences like roses, lovely and bristling with thorns.... Matheson’s voice is exciting, urgent…and, now more than ever, vital." (A.J. Finn)

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fantastic

Loved the story and the characters from the SCU. Can't wait for the next one.

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Absolutely Brilliant

Thus is the best book I've listened to in since The Jigsaw Man! I can't wait for the next one!!

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Outstanding

This is a fabulous follow up to The Jigsaw Man with many twists and ultimately reveals a killer I'd not suspected. A thoroughly enjoyable listen once again. Highly recommend both books.

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fab

fab fab fab. compelling. an area i knew nothing about and i hope never to discover in real life.

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Can’t wait for next one !

Great author, narration and storyline… worth a credit and more… loved the first book too

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Another great story

love this author and cannot wait for the next one in this series. I really like the characters

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Wow what a rollercoaster

I was a bit concerned if I Wouk’s like the book as I had seen a couple of not so good reviews on it , but I’m so glad I did .. I love how the narration is dove ..
looking forward to future books in this series I hope .. highly recommend x

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Good story but far too long

Didn't really like the narration but it was passable for a good story. However, serious editing would have made the world of difference. So many red herrings just made denoument impossible and overly complicated and have to admit that half way through the novel, I skipped to the last hour or so. I am happy to try another or his authors novels but hope that they will be more direct, far less complicated and a great deal shorter.

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Disappointing

Loved the first novel in the series, found this one plodding and too long. Really irritating narrative device that was employed where one character would ask questions of another character, presumably the questions the author thought the reader would need answering. For example: character A would ask "why do you think the killer wore gloves"? and character B would reply "so that we wouldn't find fingerprints". OK, the questions were not that basic, but that was the general pattern of the dialogue and a way of telling us what was going on. It felt clunky.

As for the narrator, she completely mangled people's names, for instance, there's a French guy called 'Jean' which she pronounced in an Anglicised way (as in denim jean), so it sounded like she was talking about a female character. This was extremely confusing as Jean was a gay man and not a woman. Also thought she could have had more variety in tone and not keep using rising inflections. Everything she said sounded like a question, which made all the characters sound the same and as if they were unsure of themselves.

Hope the next instalment will be better.