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  • The Last Temptation

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,525 ratings)

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The Last Temptation

By: Val McDermid
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
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Summary

A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home.... Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

©2002 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"McDermid has become our leading pathologist of everyday evil....The subtle orchestration of terror is masterful." ( Guardian)
"Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road." ( Independent)

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A best seller.

Suspend your disbelief and settle in for the ride.
Preposterous and reckless but great fun. At times you begin to wonder as all the crime thriller boxes get ticked along the way with an extra one thrown in towards the end where I laughed out loud. For the record, doorbells don't peel, nor telephones and nor do church bells. They ring.

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Good story, well written

Really enjoyed this story although it could've done without the whole love interest thing. The narrator seemed to struggle a little though

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Val McD ...just BRILLIANT!

I love the works of McDermid, the characterisations, the settings and the stories are phenomenal.

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Love this series

intelligent plots well interwoven, with believable characters. As ever this is wonderfully read, enticing you to keep listening

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brilliant story

Great story line. interesting characters. story all intertwined. International element well done. really enjoyed

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A must read or listen to

Brilliant story with many twists and turns, beautiful narrated, highly recommend can't wait to hear the next one.

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loved this performance and story!

Loved listening to the story, excellently told by Mr Reichlin as always! His characterizations were excellent and believable!!

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Classic McDermid. Good storyline

As usual with VM a great storyline and interesting characters. It is well read .... Not for the faint hearted!!

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Worst in the series

I love Val McDermid, especially the Tony Hill / Carol Jordan series.
Many of the reviews I’ve seen complain about the narrator, he is a ropey in the first book but gets better - and you’ll be so engrossed in the story you won’t care. However, this was my least favourite - the relocation to Europe just didn’t work for me

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It could have been worse

Reading reviews before getting the book I was thinking the worst as I really enjoy this series of books.
The narrator has a northern accent and doing other voices are not his forte but I’m ok with that what he does works for me

I enjoyed the story line - the window episode was a bit far fetched but not over played and it moved the story to the next part.
I’d recommend listening to it

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