Summary

Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. It's not life in the fast lane, but he takes it very seriously, and his first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he's gutted - he's a level-headed copper who doesn't believe in such things, and he can't help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl.
But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries. At first Lee's insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon's heart. Son of a Methodist minister, raised in a tiny Cornish village, Gideon has hidden his sexuality for years. It's cost him one lover, and he can't believe it when this green-eyed newcomer stirs up old feelings and starts to exert a powerful force of attraction.
Gideon and Lee begin to work together on the case. But there are malignant forces at work in the sleepy little village of Dark, and not only human ones - Gideon is starting to wonder, against all common sense, if there might be some truth in the terrifying legend of the Bodmin Beast after all. As a misty Halloween night consumes the moor, Gideon must race against time to save not only the lost child but the man who's begun to restore his faith in his own heart.
©2013 Harper Fox (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 12-04-18

Nice mystery short story

While I enjoyed this mystery short story and the narration I was really annoyed when it ended abruptly to then be told that there was a sample chapter of the next book. I HATE it when audiobook producers do this. I paid for a book that should have lasted 2hrs 58 mins and 35 secs. I didn't get that. To artificially inflate the audiobook time by adding chapters is not fair on the listener. It is a cheap trick to make a book seem longer.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MaryD on 13-01-18

Marvellous

I’ve listened to all the books in the series back to back and thoroughly enjoyed everyone of them. Tim Gilbert has done an amazing job with the narration and has brought them to life for me.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Annika on 26-01-18

Excellent start, terrific narration

Once upon a Haunted Moor was an excellent start for a series and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Sure it was a bit rough around the edges, and I would’ve loved for it to be a full-length novel. But I enjoyed it all the same - and you can't have it all (unfortunately).

Even though this was such a short novel it was packed to the brim. The tale Fox created was wonderfully atmospheric. It's set in a small town named Dark, and the name truly fits the feelings Fox evokes with her words; a quiet town with mysterious creatures haunting the moors. At times you could feel the creepiness come crawling, scratching on your door, wanting to be let in. Just remember; "let naught but love enter in."

I liked both Gideon and Lee, they were good together. They are so very different, but they somehow just fit, I loved the fact that there was an attraction, between them, but that it wasn't insta-love. It ended with a tentative HFN; "let's see where this takes us" kind of thing. And I'm glad for that. I love when relationships have are able to progress naturally. Which is one of the reasons why, after finishing this book you immediately want to dive into book 2. You just *have* to know more.

Tim Gilbert was a good choice for narrating this book, His voice really contributes to the feelings, and the hauntings fox created with her words. Gilbert takes her words and makes them come alive.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By SassiKassi on 18-01-18

Will it get better?

I liked the story and narration, but it was too short. Not much character building. The mystery was solved quickly and predictably. I’ll listen to the next one, but if it’s not longer and more in-depth, I probably won’t finish the series.

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