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Summary

A brand-new detective mystery from number one best-selling author Helen H. Durrant.

Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life, and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.  

But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar. 

Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.  

DI Matt Brindle discovers connections to organised crime and a sleazy nightclub. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?  

This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.  

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell or Mark Billingham, you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.  

©2019 Helen Durrant (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Toff Cop Continues!

I was a bit worried originally that the first book was a stand-alone but it seems Durrant wants to continue with her stately-home owning cop Matt Brindle. It's certainly an interesting setup and the characters are pretty relatable. Tim Bentinck adds some great local accents to give a feel of authenticity, though I hasten to add both that I am very much an ignorant Southerner and also that his female voices are also quite strained and whiny at times. He does the main thing I worry about though which is to have enough character voices to help distinguish between them.

The mystery here is an interesting one, two seemingly unrelated victims but are they linked? It dovetails well into what went in the first book and despite its relative brevity is quite detailed with several turns and twists along the way. Does it, as the blurb states have a ' stunning edge-of-your-seat ending'? Well, not in my book I have to say and the motivations of the villains wasn't always convincing to me.

It's satisfying for the most part though I wouldn't put it in the top rank in this crowded genre.

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bloody brilliant

an excellent book by Helen, so many twists to the story.the. narration as fantastic,. putting his all into it. clearly Tim really enjoyed reading the book as you can tell with the tone and excitement in his voice.

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Great!

Excellent story, fills in some of the background from the first book and expands the characters further I have little doubt more in this series will follow. The performance on the whole was very good but some of the female characters voices are a little strange.

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Another excellent book and narration

It was hard to follow at times as there are so many characters. It was a good plot. The narration was really good although the voices put to the two young men grated on my nerves a little

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Another good book

I am enjoying this series so far. I got right stuck into this, well written & good narrative also.

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Another exciting book from Helen H Durrant

The storyline is impressive, the characters fascinating, and the action is fearless. Many twists and turns along the way to keep you gripped. I just had to listen in one sitting!

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Very muddled

If the author had written 'do one' whatever it means one more time I was going to return the book. It read like the author had dipped into a hat of scenarios and then incorporated them into a totally unbelievable book. This type of book used to have to be self published, can't believe any decent publisher would think this worty of print.

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The narrator might be improving

After listening to the first book in this series and the narrators truly awful female voices I didn’t know if I’d make it through this one, but I’d already purchased it so I gave it a go. The female voices were marginally better, but still not great, and some of the male voices are still pretty rough!
The book overall, however, was pretty easy listening, and the storyline not the worst I’ve ever listened to. It’s ‘okay’ overall.

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The other victim

Some of the storey lines didn’t add up. The discovery of the real name of the prime suspect and Matt decides to leave it to later and go off to do something else!! A few other bits like this as well, but overall a good storey

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The other victim

Nice book easy listening relaxing. Nice characters narration was good. I enjoyed worth a credit.