Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Series, Book 4 : Josephine Tey

  • by Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by Sandra Duncan
  • Series: Josephine Tey
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Summer, 1936: Writer Josephine Tey joins her friends in Portmeirion, meeting with Alfred Hitchcock to sign a film deal. Hitchcock has a few tricks planned to keep the party entertained, but things get out of hand when a Hollywood actress is brutally murdered. As fear and suspicion take over, Chief Inspector Archie Penrose becomes unsatisfied with the investigation. Several years later another horrific murder drives Penrose back to Portmeirion to uncover the shocking truth.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

So confusing, unlike the previous three

The way the story is set out does not work at all in an audio format. The first time they time jumped with no warning I assumed I'd accidentally fast forwarded to another chapter and spent ages trying to work out where I should be in the recording. The random jumps were very confusing and with the ending being what it was I felt the whole thing was amazingly anticlimactic. Because of this, having heard the murderer's confession I didn't realise it was actually real until the book had almost finished. It's a shame as the basis of the story is as good as the other books.
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- Ms Lixie

disappointing and confusing

What would have made Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Series, Book 4 better?

Fewer characters, a less confusing plot.

Has Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Series, Book 4 put you off other books in this genre?


What aspect of Sandra Duncan’s performance might you have changed?

It was OK but not brilliant.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Deep disappointment. I had enjoyed Nicola Upson's other Tey books but this one was so confusing I found it really hard to know what was going on. If I'd had a physical book I could have flipped back to see who was who and what was what, but with a huge cast of characters, many of whom seemed quite implausibly related, I just couldn't work it all out. What a shame.

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- Harriet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks