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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (848 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Hill Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Simon Serrailler Mysteries Release Date:
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Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up a difficult case for SIFT—Special Incident Flying Taskforce—and is on a sabbatical on a far-flung Scottish island when he is called back to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have gone missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter? But then one of the Cathedral wives goes missing, followed by another young married woman. Serrailler follows lead after lead, all of which become dead ends. It is only through a piece of luck, a chance meeting, and a life put in grave danger that he finally gets a result.

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  • “Hill once again shines with a book that’s part taut suspense thriller, part classic British procedural, and part modern morality tale with an overlay that is at once heartwarming and terrible…This is a hugely satisfying, highly entertaining, masterfully written book in which Hill is once again at the top of her game.”

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  • “Steven Pacey offers a suburb reading of Susan Hill’s entertaining newest mystery…The action varies from calm conversation to heightened suspense, and Pacey’s fine-tuned reading increases the pleasures of both. His mastery of class and regional accents serves to deepen listeners’ understanding of the plot and issues. And his ability to voice believable men, women, boys, and girls is truly remarkable.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Turi | 2/19/2014

    " Another superb book by Susan Hill in her Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler series. The characters, new and old, are wonderfully and quickly developed, and it takes me quite awhile before I have a strong idea of "who did it". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela Murray | 2/6/2014

    " I really love the Simon Serailler series. The characters are complex, and do develop and change as the series progresses. The books are atmospheric in way that reminds me of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series, although the styles of the two writers are quite distinct. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoy this series while disliking the hero. But I really do like his sister a lot. I also think Hill may have erred in setting this in a fairly small area which has come to seem like the murder capital of the world! With all that crime, Simon should get the heave-ho! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diana | 1/31/2014

    " Another excellent book by Hill! Very psychological - it's clear Hill has an excellent grasp of what makes people tick. Another book I couldn't put down! I don't want this series to end. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Hill

Susan Hill, a full-time writer since 1963, has written over forty novels, numerous nonfiction books, novellas, short stories, and several books for children. In addition to her writing, she edits short-story compilations, writes a monthly column for the Daily Telegraph, and runs a literary magazine, Books and Company. She has also formed a publishing company, Long Barn Books, inspired by her lifelong admiration for Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. She was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards for her adult novels, as well as the Smarties Prize for a children’s book.