The Abbey

  • by Chris Culver
  • Narrated by John Chancer
  • 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling Sensation. Addictive, thrilling, exhilarating... You won't be able to put it down.
Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. That's until his niece's body is found in the property of one of the city's wealthiest citizens.
The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer. But the longer he searches, the darker the case gets - and if he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury...

Discover for yourself the US crime novel that became a word of mouth phenomenon. The Abbey is the beginning of a major new series, featuring one of the most fascinating detectives in the history of crime fiction.


What the Critics Say

"It grips from start to finish" ( Heat)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A surprising hit for me!

Would you listen to The Abbey again? Why?

Yes I would. I don't think I listened to it very closely in the beginning, as the first couple of chapters were a little slow, so I would like to listen to them again. I would like to continue and listen to the rest again because it was a really good story line.

What other book might you compare The Abbey to, and why?

Probably the night stalker, which also held me riveted.

Which character – as performed by John Chancer – was your favourite?

Definitely Ash

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

I'm usually wary of '1st in series' books, as they are usually a bit dull. This one is anything but dull, and I can't wait for the next one to come out.

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- crochetdiva

Unexciting story...

The story of an Arab police man working in America living as an American cop with his family...a Muslim, is a very good idea and very a humanistic view of what a Muslim cop's life could be like in USA. However, the actual story surrounding the character was pretty rubbish.

Another thing that annoyed me was the fact that the Arab cop sounded more American then most Americans, without even a hint of his real ethnicity.

Therefor this book to me was unrealistic and boring although the delivery was excellent not withstanding the lack of any shred of an Arab accent.

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- S. Cocks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK