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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (172 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. R. Hall Narrator: Sian Thoma Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jenny Cooper Mysteries Release Date:
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Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan, vanish without a trace. The police write them off as runaways, but seven years later, Nazim’s grief stricken mother is still unconvinced. Jenny Cooper is finally settling into her role as Coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past banished to the sidelines once more. But as an inquest into Nazim’s disappearance gets underway, the stink of corruption and conspiracy becomes clear. As the pressure from above increases, a code of silence is imposed and events begin to spiral out of control, pushing Jenny to the breaking point. For how could she have known that by unravelling the mysteries of the disappeared, she would begin to unearth her own buried secrets? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Sian Thomas narrates this multilayered British mystery with pitch-perfect British, Irish, and Pakistani accents. He imbues characters with distinct personalities through vocal shading and tone. Thomas’s skillful weaving of the interplay between MacAvoy and Cooper is consistent and believable. His excellent performance culminates with a shock ending.”


  • “An intriguingly flawed and appealing character…A series to watch.”


  • “A brilliant, original and gripping crime novel.”

    Sophie Hannah, international bestselling author of Little Face

  • “Well-executed...meaty characters and a chewy plot...Cooper is rendered likeable, engaging, and on the side of the angels without ever being smug [and] Hall expertly prevents the plot from teetering.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “M.R. Hall…writes convincingly and compellingly of the difficulties facing anybody who dares to challenge a crushing and often corrupt system in an attempt to establish the truth.”

    Daily Mail (London) 

  • “Add Jenny Cooper to the list of memorable British crime novel characters.”

    Pittsburg Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lucia Perrini | 10/14/2013

    " The book I'm read from iBooks is titled The Innocent (A coroner) by the same author M R Hall; it was a great short making me want more of the Jenny Cooper series :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Evelyn | 9/30/2013

    " Rather than the thriller I expected, this book was more of a British crime novel--complex and slower-paced. It wasn't a bad read, but I have so many books that I wanted to read more right now. Will probably come back to it someday "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tessa | 8/7/2013

    " Exciting sequel to the coroner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steff | 7/20/2013

    " Quite readable, but a bit slow to start. I'm not sure how much I have missed of characters etc by not reading the first book in the series, I may have to go and ead that one now! "

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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.