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Summary

Mark Howitt expects a fun, no-strings night of passion with Leila. But when he wakes up in the early hours of the morning, he is horrified to stumble upon his former bed partner dead and suspended from the ceiling alongside 27 Barbie dolls.

Rhona Macleod's forensic investigation of the scene reveals the cord used to hang Leila to be a cingulum, an artefact used in the practise of Wicca, and sketches hidden in nine of the dolls suggest the dolls are linked with nine men. As the investigation continues, it looks increasingly likely that other Wiccan witches will be targeted too....

©2015 Lin Anderson (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

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An enjoyable story

It took a while for me to connect with the story but once the plot developed I enjoyed the story. The narrator was easy to listen to with a lovely accent but the mispronunciation of the same word throughout the book was irritating and there were one or two similar errors. It was a minor annoyance as in other respects she was a good narrator.

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Trite tale of wicca murders in Glasgow. claptrap

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Plodding story..I'm too embarrassed to recommend this book to anybody.

What will your next listen be?

Painting the Darkness (again).

What didn’t you like about Sally Armstrong’s performance?

Ok

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.

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love this series!

as always when reading a new series I struggled for about a 1/4 of this book, getting to grips with the characters and narrator. but since then I can't get enough ! I love the way the characters have evolved and even though each book is a standalone story there are elements from past cases that pop up.