When a young girl is abducted, fear and suspicion haunts the streets of Harrowfield. D.I. Jack Dylan 's worst fears are confirmed when the body of Daisy Hind is found on a bleak windswept moor. As the murder investigation swings into action, another child is abducted and suddenly Dylan has to confront the possibility of a serial killer preying on children and solve the case before a third child is snatched. Dark and sinister, Deadly Focus is a gripping crime novel set in a close-knit Yorkshire community where secrets, suspicion, and menace lie at its heart.
©2011 Caffeine Nights Publishing (P)2012 Caffeine Nights Publishing
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"A Cracking Story." (Natasha Harding, The Sun)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Babz on 06-05-15

Brill, can't wait for the second

On to the next love it, gripping and heart wrenching

Definitely getting the next one

Narrator did ok

Good work

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katrina on 30-11-14

Brilliant read

What did you like most about Deadly Focus?

I like this book. The narrator is really good and I think the book is a bit different to other detective stories in that you get the procedural side of the police work as well as the crime side. I use the audio app whilst walking and found that I was taking detours to make the journey longer so that I could listen some more, there are twists and turns in the plot which keeps you interested right to the end.

Have you listened to any of Paul Ansdell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I liked all the books equally.

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

laughed and cried at different stages.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dr. William J. Kass on 19-12-15

lose the special sound effects, please

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only with a warning that the special sound effects detract from the story and the reader's performance which, without the noise in the background, was very good.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It remains to be seen. I'm not sure I will finish listening to this book because of the special sound effects.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was dandy. It was whomever was inserting the sound effects who needs to be gone.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

I hope Audible will strongly discourage books to be read or performed with anything but the reader/performer's voice,

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2 out of 5 stars
By meghan Silva on 22-04-15

Insane use of sound effects

I don't normally write reviews but I think other buyers should be warned about the production of the book. I don't even know whether the story was good or not because I was so distracted and annoyed by the sound effects: dog barking, footsteps, background chatter, voice distortion to signify talking on the phone, phones ringing, etc ad nauseum. I hope the producer gets enough bad feedback so that I never run into this phenomenon again.

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