An Unsafe Pair of Hands

  • by Chris Dolley
  • Narrated by George Orlando
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Peter Shand is the 'safe pair of hands' - a high-flying police administrator seconded to a quiet rural CID team to gain the operational experience he needs for promotion. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case. A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her.
The pressure on Shand is enormous.The media is clamoring for answers, but everything about the case is baffling. Then a local journalist singles out Shand as the reason for the lack of progress, and goads him at a press conference. Shand responds by inventing a lead, andkeeps on lying - to the press, his boss, his team - telling himself that he'll solve the case before anyone finds out. And then another murder occurs. And had there been a third?
Shand begins to doubt his ability. He's desperate, increasingly unpredictable, pursued by an amorous psychic, and somehow gaining a reputation for arresting livestock. Which will break first? The case, or Shand? Chris Dolley is a New York Times best-selling author.

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Audible Editor Reviews

London police administrator Peter Shand has been sent to gain field experience out in the country, and unfortunately for him, his first case is a real whodunit. As the slow-moving case gains intense scrutiny, Shand begins to lie about details of the case, hopeful that he can solve it before the lies spin out of control. Chris Dolley invents a compelling and flawed protagonist, unsure and somewhat bumbling in the face of immense pressure. In contrast, George Orlando gives a stunningly assured performance, his deep and rumbling voice proving solid and steadfast in a way Shand wishes he could be.

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Oh dear, never mind.

Imagine The Waltons read by someone with an Oxbridge voice, or the Archers read by the cast of Dallas. The vocabulary and syntax are American, the reader can't pronounce Salisbury and the SCO with a ' broad Scots accent' sounds like a bad attempt at Irish.
Someone should tell the author that English people just wouldn't phrase or construct sentences in the way he thinks they do. In short it's pretty diabolical. Got a few chapters in and decided my time was too valuable to waste.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios