A Question of Identity : Simon Serrailler

  • by Susan Hill
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Simon Serrailler
  • 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A particularly unpleasant murder - that of a very old woman in a housing project - rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to delve deeper and scratch out answers, in this addictive mystery of surpassing darkness by the best-selling Susan Hill.


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What I find enjoyable about this series is that it delves into lives of the main characters. The reader is introduced to characters without always knowing what role they play in the story. This style is what has captivated my interest. As soon as I finish one book I'm looking forward to the next. When I've finished the series I feel sure I'll listen to them all again.

This is not a "cozy" mystery (I do enjoy a well written cozy). There is a serial killer - something I usually avoid in books and films, However, I did not find the violence gratuitous.

These books are, in part, the story of the Serrailler family, including Simon who is a police officer. I'm fascinated by the family as much as by the mysteries.

Steven Pacey's narration is perfect.

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- Chalis

Great series and Steven Pacey is amazing!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Question of Identity to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the printed version.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I really looked forward to listening every day.

What does Steven Pacey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I can't stress enough how fantastic Steven Pacey is. I've listened to a lot of audio books and he blows the others away. He manages to have a voice for each character that is so subtly distinctive that you always know immediately who is speaking. He does men, women, children, creepy characters -- all brilliant. If I read the book instead I wouldn't have been able to get into it like I do when I listen t Steven Pacey.

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- JayM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.