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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (491 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Abbott Narrator: Sarah Coomes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher's dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he's hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher's unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She's definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn't convinced it's murder. Besides, she's not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire. So he digs deeper, into a tangled web of secrets and lies, unraveling the sordid life Fletcher lived outside of the media spotlight.

What he uncovers is shocking, forcing the veteran cop to ask himself: With a man like Fletcher, should the guilty be punished? Or should the innocent be protected?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Good | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the pacing and characterization. Many British mysteries are a little slow and go into more depth than is necessary, but this was well-balanced. And although it seemed fairly obvious who SHOULD have killed him (among the plethora of candidates), it was great to see how it played out. One thing that kept niggling at me: at the beginning Laura meets someone who tells her she doesn't know anything about abuse; I kept wanting that woman to show up again. Sorry to say she doesn't. That could have made for an interesting "Strangers on a Train" scenario! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Webster | 1/23/2014

    " Sir Hugo Fletcher is found murdered in his home and tied to the bed in such a way that it is obvious to the police that sex games were involved which leaves them convinced that the perpetrator of the crime must be a woman. Sir Hugo was very controlling in his relationships, particularly within his marriage to Lady Fletcher. As the book develops we begin to see what a dangerous and destructive character Sir Hugo really was. I felt the book started really well but as it went on I found there was an over reliance on dialogue between the various characters to tell the story rather than descriptive scenes of the main action. Also, much of the story is told in a series of letters written by Lady Fletcher to her friend that she never sends. Although Rachel Abbott does well in interweaving the tricks that controlling men of this kind use to totally manipulate their partners and destroying their confidence, it is my view this would have had much more impact if this part of the book was written in a serious of flashbacks. There are parts of the book relating to a particularly vulnerable character that the author showed clearly that she is able to relay the thoughts fears in the first person, I’m just sorry she didn’t do it more often with Lady Fletcher who is the main character in this book. Don’t get me wrong, this is a talented author with a lot of good ideas. Going by her success so far, if she exploits her talents to the full in her next book she could be on to a winner. I also think this book also appeal to the big market of women’s contemporary fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyan | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent! Great pace and lots of crazy twists!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/8/2013

    " Loved this book. An ending that I never guessed. A thoroughly despicable murder victim and a family torn apart by lies and manipulation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade Reynolds | 11/27/2013

    " Brilliant read. Well written, it grabs you from the first page and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/19/2013

    " Enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Kemp | 9/22/2013

    " Great thriller. Chilling, depraved and a real page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lela | 8/13/2013

    " The twists and turns in this book didn't telegraph themselves as some do. I did figure it out before the end but just barely! I don't often root for the killer but it was hard not to! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/22/2013

    " DCI Tom Douglas is called to investigate the death of a well known philanthropist in unusual circumstances. It's soon obvious he was murdered. The hunt for his killer uncovers some very unpleasant behaviour. Well written thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 7/5/2013

    " brilliant, can't wait for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Horn | 6/13/2013

    " Good book. Got it for free and thought I would give it a try and I am so glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Irwin | 6/10/2013

    " Well written multi-layered thriller that grips from the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 5/5/2013

    " Good read and interesting up to date topic frightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette Ponte | 5/3/2013

    " Very good mystery with lots of other stuff included. Sometimes far fetched but fun to read. I( would definitely read this author again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie Wade | 4/14/2013

    " Only the Innocent kept me reading but at times I almost gave up. The mystery involved many layers and at times was just too unbelievable. I am glad that I finished because the ending made it all make sense and answered questions that I'd had along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 4/5/2013

    " wow! There are truly evil individuals in the world! I loved that I could not figure this one out! I also love the strong, devoted friendship of the two women! "

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About the Author

Rachel Abbott was born and raised in Manchester, England, and trained as a systems analyst before launching her own interactive media company in the early 1980s. She sold her company in 2000, and in 2005 moved to the Le Marche region of Italy. She lives there today with her husband, dividing her time between writing her second novel, cooking, and dabbling in web design.

About the Narrator

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series EastEnders. She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play Hookie and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.