Summary

Winner of the Mystery Readers International, Macavity Award for Best Novel, 2004.
Shortlisted for Audible's Listen of the Year, 2006.A woman is found strangled on a beach in Sussex. It takes the police 12 days to discover she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Why was she killed? And why is the NCF thwarting Detective Peter Diamond's efforts to unmask her murderer?
©2003 Peter Lovesey; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
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Critic reviews

"The writing is as smooth as polished steel, and the small touches that reveal character, especially the memorable Hen, approach genius. This is Lovesey at his best." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 14-03-06

A good listen

A good book however I did guess who the muderer was - not sure why I came to the conclusion I did but I was right so maybe it was a little predictable. I enjoyed listening to it. It ran at a reasonable pace and had some interesting characters. Interesting for me as I know the area! - though yet to find out if White Sands does exist!

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27 of 27 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. M. Smeeton on 11-04-06

The House Sitter

Initially I found this a little slow to grab my attention but please persevere- this book has a good balance of witty lines from the characters and yet retaining above that a good storyline. Ultimately, I found myself relishing long drives to listen to more and leaving the office early for appointments so I could listen to as much as possible: the mark of a good download.

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23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jami E. Nettles on 18-01-06

Interesting, well done

Very entertaining mystery, with very well-done characters, enhanced by the narrator. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wanda on 17-09-06

Thoroughly enjoyable

I enjoyed the story and was pleased to find that there was no 'gratutious violence and sex'. It was everything it promised to be: a classic 'who done it'. Not mind-boggingly clever or devious and the narrator certainly didn't impinge on the story. Well worth getting if you enjoy Ruth Rendell, PD James etc...

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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