The Start of Everything : DI Chloe Frohmann

  • by Emily Winslow
  • Narrated by Sheila Burminham, Stephen Hoye
  • Series: DI Chloe Frohmann
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this stunning psychological thriller for readers of Tana French, Kate Atkinson, and Donna Tartt, Emily Winslow has crafted a literary prism told through the eyes of her many intricately drawn characters. Masterly and mesmerizing, The Start of Everything will captivate until the very last minute.
"If you don’t want to see me again, say so. But it’s not right to say nothing. It’s not right to go silent. You know what to do."
Cambridge, England: Outside the city, the badly decomposed body of a teenage girl has washed up in the flooded fens. Detective Inspector Chloe Frohmann and her partner, Morris Keene, must work quickly to identify the victim before the press takes off with the salacious story. Across the hallowed paths and storied squares of Cambridge University, the detectives follow scant clues toward the identity of the dead girl. Eventually, their search leads them to Deeping House, an imposing country manor where, over the course of one Christmas holiday, three families, two nannies, and one young writer were snowed in together. Chloe Frohmann begins to unravel a tangled web of passions and secrets, of long-buried crimes and freshly committed horrors. But in order to reveal the truth - about misaddressed letters, a devastating affair, and a murdered teenager - she may have to betray her partner.

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What the Critics Say

"Emily Winslow effortlessly weaves together separate lives with intertwined lies, creating a powerful web of small deceits and horrifying misdeeds. The Start of Everything is a must [listen]!" (New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner)

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Please end it now!

I have never written a review before but felt that I had to review this. The story is quite good, interesting etc BUT I am sorry to say the readers leave a lot to be desired. A man and a woman, cannot tell one character from another. So glad I have not bought this at full price, they are awful. Avoid.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios