To Catch a Rabbit

  • by Helen Cadbury
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two young boys stumble on a dead prostitute. She's on Sean Denton's patch. As Doncaster's youngest community support officer, he's already way out of his depth, but soon he's uncovering more than he's supposed to know.
Meanwhile Karen Friedman, professional mother of two, learns her brother has disappeared. She desperately needs to know he's safe, but once she starts looking, she discovers unexpected things about her own needs and desires.
Played out against a gritty landscape on the edge of a Northern town, Karen and Sean risk losing all they hold precious.


What the Critics Say

"Finding a new writer of decent police procedurals is a rare treat. Finding one with a new 'angle' is a rarity." (The Bookbag)
"Exciting, pacey, vivid and humane. Read it." (Lesley Glaister)
"This is a novel almost casually involved with crime. It gripped me from the first.... The descriptions of the setting, Yorkshire at its bleakest, the characters, were so subtly slipped in that I absorbed them subliminally.... I am now reading this excellent book again." (
"Hugely assured and gripping." (Mark Billingham)


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Customer Reviews

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A good police procedure with likeable characters especially Sean Denton and good plot. Excellent narration as usual by Jonathan Keeble
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- san2har

A Delight with a Light Touch

I'm so glad that I decided to have a listen to a new author with Helen Cadbury's 'To Catch A Rabbit'. This was a police procedural from a fresh and refreshing angle. Our heroes are a humble PCSO who lives with his nan, a fast track SOCO excluded from the team and an admin worker at an immigration charity. With peripheral players at the centre of the action, the usual view of a detective thriller shifts - to very good effect. I did get a little lost with a change of time and place at one point - but I decided that was a good thing, I had to keep paying attention. I am very surprised at this being a first novel. There's a deft and confidence that seems very assured. I loved the light and sometimes almost whimsical tone that the story has - it's consistent through the whole book and helped me to feel submerged in the story. Jonathan Keeble did a sterling job at performing the wide range of characters. I'm going to give it a second listen, to see if the dream that one of the characters had makes any more sense - or if it was just the rabbit!
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- Ms. L. Chalkley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-02-2015
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing