No Mark Upon Her : Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James

  • by Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • Series: Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Olympic rowing hopeful and senior Metropolitan Police officer DCI Rebecca Meredith trains alone on the river in Henley one dark afternoon - and doesn't return. Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Detective Inspector Gemma James are called to investigate and find that the answers lie closer to home than they could have imagined. Now more than one innocent life depends on their ability to track down the killer.


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Customer Reviews

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Somewhat old fashioned

The story is seemingly set in 2011 as it refers to the 'Olympics' next year. However, throughout, I just thought of the 1950s. Whether this is due to the narrating or the writing I am not too sure. The story is not bad and you certainly learn a lot about rowing, however, it was so middle class I felt ostracised from the characters.They are generally privately educated at Eton, rowed for Oxbridge, live in Nottinghill and have Agas as well as being relentlesly 'PC'. The police investigating the crimes had all the rowing terminolgy and this seemed unrealistic.
Some of the characters voices were so cut glass they actively grated on my nerves as they bordered on arrogant. It was a shame as one of the main characters I really disliked whereas, had I stuck to the written word, I probably would have liked him. The principals' backgrounds are twisted but I just was not interested.
The other ratings for this book are high so my view differs from others, however, for me the book dragged and I was half inclined to leave it before the end. I may try another by this author in paper format rather than audio.
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- faye

Moving, gripping and compelling

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

The story draws you in and quotes are used effectively at the start of chapters.

What other book might you compare No Mark Upon Her to, and why?

Ruth Rendell books are similarly intriguing

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

The voice was a great fit for the characters and very absorbing

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It needed a few sittings due to its length, but it was hard to put down

Any additional comments?

Sometimes I felt as though I wanted to speed up the narration to get to the next dramatic scene.

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- Alexandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks