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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. R. Hall Narrator: Fenella Woolgar Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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I'm a Coroner. I spend my life laying things to rest . . .

When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.

Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny's curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?

In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie Sharp | 2/1/2014

    " slow start, interesting story and satisfying end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda Elizabeth | 8/8/2013

    " This was a fairly bland procedural crime novel... I assume the author is setting up storylines for further novels, but it would have been nice to tie up some of the loose ends. There was just too much whinging and dragging, boring stories in this book to be good. If it had stuck with the coronial part, and cut out the pill popping lead character it might have been a little more tolerable than it was. The characters were one dimensional and I didn't really care what happened to any of them. Don't know if I'd stick with the author if they were to write any other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 4/18/2013

    " This book has many twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, but I felt that the references to the prescription drugs she was taking and her state of mind made me wonder how she was able to conduct her duties.it was a bit over the top. The book would have been a lot more interesting without her personal problems "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 2/28/2013

    " Found this book a bit of a slog at first, and it took a third attempt to really get into it, but once I did I found it pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Williams | 2/20/2013

    " An amazing novel. Intensely suspenseful and brilliantly written. The characterization of Jenny Cooper is superb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 10/5/2012

    " I really don't want to know about her personal battles with herself, but that's a male geek attitude, I guess. The plot's fine, the writing is OK but generally I find the flawed central character fails too often to gain my sympathy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meagen N | 3/8/2012

    " A good read, gave enough information to draw me in yet not enough to bore me with technical details. The plot of a new person in town cleaning up the mess of those who had gotten too comfortable in their ways was intriguing, I wanted to see how well she would fit. On to book two for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, excellent crime writing and UK based "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Gilchrist | 12/31/2010

    " This is the first of the Jenny Cooper series I have read. I do love my heros to be people, fallible and and simply human. Jenny Cooper is certainly that. The story is strong an holds the reader from page one. I will pencil in reading all the other books in the sreies "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellemiek | 11/22/2010

    " Loved it, bought part two as soon as I had finished it. It was a credible read and I liked the protagonist because she was a real person. Nice mix of personal story and exciting plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zelda | 7/27/2010

    " A deeply flawed main character and totally believable. Very engrossing how she refuses to give up searching for more evidence after she finds unsatisfactory procedures and verdicts carried out by her predecessor coroner. Glad to see that this is the first of a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trev Twinem | 5/30/2010

    " Average crime thriller of interest to me as it was set in Bristol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 2/18/2010

    " Not bad, not great. Definitely too long (450 pages), in spite of the rather sparse script-like writing style. The villain of the piece and the nature of his/her villainy was spottable from a fair distance. And, by the way, Temazepan is not an anti-depressant. It sends you to sleep. "

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About the Author

M. R. Hall is a screenwriter, producer, and former criminal barrister. Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, he lives in Monmouthshire, England, with his wife and two sons.

About the Narrator

Fenella Woolgar has starred in films including Bright Young Things, Wah Wah, Vera Drake, and Scoop. On television, she played Agatha Christie in “Dr Who: The Unicorn and the Wasp,” and she also joined the cast of Case Histories for the BBC. She has earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for her audiobook narration.