Summary

Arthur Meadows has just returned home in his HGV from a long trip to southwest Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloth, yet is actually bringing back something far more deadly. Meanwhile, a young Asian couple are murdered in their small house in the middle of Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders because she does not get on with her new sergeant, and because the pathologist Charles Sydenham would not have been her first choice. That honour would have gone to John Eisenmenger, but he has own problems trying to work out why Arthur Meadows has died so unexpectedly.…
©2012 Keith McCarthy (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-05-15

Gripping

I opted for this book because of the narrator, Sean Barrett. I was not disappointed. Strong, believable characters and a plot that holds many surprises with sub plots going on in the background. I will definitely look out for the next one in the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 10-04-15

Pace & Punch

This is well-written with some witty one-liners. It kept my attention throughout. It lacked character development, I thought. I didn't have any understanding of or empathy for the investigators. I will listen to other books by this author but won't be waiting with bated breath for his next book to come out.

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By Kathryn on 18-05-13

Mystery + strange illness

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Love the unspoken interpersonal tension among the characters. Gripping story develops through different characters' points of view. I can't stop listening to this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By RAMON on 24-07-13

Refreshingly Original Storytelling

This is a police procedural where whodunnit is not as important as why dunning. I was not sure if I was going to enjoy it, but I soon got hooke and appreciated the plot twists and characters with there real life hangups and problems in addition to the stress of solving murders. A well crafted and well executed book.

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