The Fourth Sacrifice : The China Thrillers

  • by Peter May
  • Narrated by Peter Forbes
  • Series: The China Thrillers
  • 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three corpses: drugged, labeled, and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow. He and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell have been trying to deny the attraction that nearly destroyed both their careers. But when a fourth victim is found, they have no choice but to work together to track down the truth and to hunt down a ruthless killer. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

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"Peter May is an author I'd follow to the ends of the earth." (New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Not good enough to continue

The central "twist" in this book was obvious from very early on, and the set-up was quite clumsy. After two books in the China series, the central characters show no promise of fleshing out to any enjoyable extent.

I very much enjoyed Peter May's Outer Hebrides series but this China series is seriously lacking in interest on most levels.

I am a sucker for a book series, but for the first time I will not be reading one to its conclusion. I am stopping the China series right here.
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- Roderic

Developing romance but storyline Too predictable

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really. Although the narration is very good unfortunately the storyline in this second book in the series is not as good as in the first book.


What could Peter May have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have put in more twists and turns.


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

Yes, I have listened to the Lewis Trilogy books which were absolutely fantastic. Because they are based in Scotland his accent was perfect. For the China series although he is a good narrator the effect is not quite the same as in the Lewis Trilogy.


Could you see The Fourth Sacrifice being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No not really unless the TV channel was allowed to make it a bit more complex or RomantiC.


Any additional comments?

I will listen to the third in the series and hopefully the plot will be a bit more developed.

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2015
  • Publisher: Quercus