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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: January 2012 ISBN: 9781482982190
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/18/2014

    " Another good story with an interesting ending. Ms. Hill has done a good job with this series and I am looking forward to her latest one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 1/15/2014

    " If you are looking for good mysteries, Susan Hill is great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/11/2014

    " Summer reading, got to love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 11/29/2013

    " The first that I have read by this author and I will definitely be reading more. Do need to get the first 4 in the Simon Serrailler series.Susan Hill "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valencia | 8/23/2013

    " I think it is a good book by Susan Hill, i found it more impressive than The Woman in Black. "

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

    " I am a big fan of this series and this one did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 10/21/2012

    " Liked the writing but not the ending. Not solved by good police work but by accident. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 8/3/2012

    " I quite like this series, although Simon Serailler and his virtuous sister Cat are a bit too good to be true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 8/2/2012

    " Maybe not quite as good as the first four but still pretty entertaining. Personal interactions/reactions are always interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Mangigian | 7/4/2012

    " Susan Hill never disappoints me. Great mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann O'Connell | 5/24/2012

    " My favorite in the series. (I skipped #4) I envy the script writer who will be blessed with developing a BBC mystery series based on these wonderful characters in a Cathedral town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 3/5/2012

    " "Shadows in the Street", the latest book in the Simon Serrailler series, again combines the various aspects of Serrailler's life - his work as a DCS in the police force, his work as a professional artist and his interaction with various family members. This is a series best read in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izzy Holmes | 2/29/2012

    " This was a cracking good thriller. Loved the characters and did't guess who the killer was until near the end. Another Simon Serallier novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 1/17/2012

    " I'm not really crazy about this series. I don't particularly like the character of Simon Serrailer or the story lines, but the writing is top notch and the secondary characters (Cat and Judith) keep me coming back. I'm already looking for the next in the series which will bring me up to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Bonnington | 11/15/2011

    " This is, I believe, the third of Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series I've read, although the fifth in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/18/2011

    " A good English thriller. I liked the characters, Serrailler, Chief Inspector and his sister and her family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/9/2011

    " better than the last one. she writes really well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garryvivianne | 4/8/2011

    " Good crime fiction. Characters are great. I actually guessed "who done it"!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 4/1/2011

    " back story is great, mystery not so mysterious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camilla | 3/22/2011

    " I keep reading -and, somehow, liking- these Susan Hill mysteries. But they are often unsatisfying. The main character is seldom in them. They end in unsettling ways. Hmmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/16/2011

    " Maybe not quite as good as the first four but still pretty entertaining. Personal interactions/reactions are always interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 2/5/2011

    " 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 Gareth | 1/27/2011

    " Another excellent outing for Simon Serrailier. It's genre fiction, but very well done and Susan Hill is always ready to slightly subvert the genre.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dward7272 | 1/16/2011

    " latest in the very well-written series. excellent character development; excellent police procedural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/23/2010

    " Have been very fond of the Simon Serrailler series... this one was good, but maybe not the best. But I've not written one book, much less the dozens that S. Hill has achieved... And I am looking forward to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/8/2010

    " This was wonderful edition to Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series. The characters are so vivid and well drawn. It is amazing to see the care and attention she pays even to characters who only appear for a page or two. The mystery was great and cops are believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/13/2010

    " Another solid entry in this series. Glad to see Serrailler is finally maturing. "

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