Holy Island : DCI Ryan Mysteries

  • by LJ Ross
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: DCI Ryan Mysteries
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory.
When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.
Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set on the spectacular Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne, cut off from the English mainland by a tidal causeway.

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What the Critics Say

"Holy Island is a blockbuster." (Daily Express)

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Customer Reviews

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Struggled to finish this one

This could have been so good. An interesting story and setting but dragged on until I thought it would never finish. A couple of hours worth of editing would have been a big help. My main complaint though was that it was too much like a Mills & Boon book. The hero is just far too gorgeous and moody and the heroine too headstrong and wilful. Some cringe worthy writing as they gazed at each other adoringly.
Jonathan Keeble did a wonderful job in the circumstances.
I won't be buying the next in the series.
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- Colette

Should this be a Mills and Boons??

Would you try another book written by LJ Ross or narrated by Jonathan Keeble?

No - this is marked as within the Crime Genre - it should have been romance or at least fantasy!
It was utter dribble with no conclusion as to why the villain had stooped to the levels he had. No credible explanation about why others had joined up. Poor Mr Keeble was overly annuciated - every romantic scene was cringe-worthy.
The main characters were too perfect - just boringly predictable too


Has Holy Island put you off other books in this genre?

Only by the author. Awful book


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Keeble?

No one - better left unnarrated or written


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

Frustration - I wasted a credit on this bilge. So annoying.


Any additional comments?

Never read anything by this author again

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- Ms

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios