• by Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by Vivien Heilbron
  • 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon...Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin. The marks bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands, and she quickly uncovers disturbing links to an ancient legend. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the local police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone.
And even though it chills her to the bone to admit it...something tells her their concern isn't genuine.


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Customer Reviews

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Oh dear! Disappointing narration....

I've only just downloaded this, a few chapters in but really struggling. The narrator has a good voice BUT not for this book. She sounds like she should be reading Agatha Christie, not a modern crime thriller.

The character is supposed to be 33, the narrator sound 63!! And is also incredibly well spoken which detracts from the believability of the story. What a disappointment :-(

As for the story... I'm not gripped. But then again, I'm struggling to get in to it... I hope it improves...
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- Kishi

A bit scary Mary I would say

I so so enjoyed this book and found the narrative fine and didnt take from the book. The story is quite far fetched in parts but it is so good I didnt care. There are lots of twists and turns and when you think you have it all worked out it changes direction. I will be looking for more books from this author. Recommended.
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- Amelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-01-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks