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  • Where She Lies: A Gripping Irish Detective Thriller with a Stunning Twist

  • Detective Finnegan Beck Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Scanlon
  • Narrated by: Ruairi Conaghan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)

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Where She Lies: A Gripping Irish Detective Thriller with a Stunning Twist

By: Michael Scanlon
Narrated by: Ruairi Conaghan
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Summary

In a town full of liars, whom can you trust?

When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.

But then a beautiful local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town.

The prime suspect is the seemingly gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.

Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realize it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.

But just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?

Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for?

This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck, who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis, and Patricia Gibney.

Praise for Where She Lies:

"I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and every time I had to put the book down, I couldn't wait to pick it up again... All the stars from me and looking forward to the rest of the series." (Rona Halsall)

©2019 Michael Scanlon (P)2019 Bookouture

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Interesting treatment of some familiar themes

A good, solid, listen with an engaging narrator. Liked the conclusion very much, reminded me of Michael Connelly's style.

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Great read and audio book

This is a great first book, though a little long. it could have been a bit shorter and sharper. Looking forward to your next crime thriller but PLEASE do not include any animal cruelty if you want to keep me as a reader. I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator was well matched to the main character.

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loved it. atmospheric, graphic, read superbly

every page is interesting, well described and gripping.. characters are presented so well you feel you'd know them in the street.. perfect narration. loved it!

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What a struggle!!

Na narrator killed this book for me. Monotonous! At least I could fall asleep on this. No need to count sheep.

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exciting

well written -lots of tension but alcoholic scenesa bit hard to take well worth a eead

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Wanted to listen

Couldn’t cope with the narrator - exceptionally difficult to always understand what he was saying- v sad as was looking forward to this series after the reviews but I have given up

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Ok

Where was the stunning twist?
As much as I love Ireland snd the Irish accent too the narrator was really dull he was so monotone it spoiled the story really

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Hard to follow

I found this book hard to follow at times, maybe down to the narration.
Also it was too long and drifted off into story lines that came from nowhere and suddenly back again. Sorry to say this was returned.

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Terrible Narration

I’m very disappointed with how this book comes across. The very poor muffled speaking voice of the narrator was a poor choice and I gave up after 3 chapters.

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Not gripping for me.

Sorry, by the introduction I was looking forward to an exciting thriller unfortunately for me it was anything but. The tone of the narrator was monotonous and boring a did nothing to enhance the story. Once again I can only say it did nothing for me.

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