Peter Shand is the 'safe pair of hands' - a high-flying police administrator seconded to a quiet rural CID team to gain the operational experience he needs for promotion. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case. A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her.
The pressure on Shand is enormous.The media is clamoring for answers, but everything about the case is baffling. Then a local journalist singles out Shand as the reason for the lack of progress, and goads him at a press conference. Shand responds by inventing a lead, andkeeps on lying - to the press, his boss, his team - telling himself that he'll solve the case before anyone finds out. And then another murder occurs. And had there been a third?
Shand begins to doubt his ability. He's desperate, increasingly unpredictable, pursued by an amorous psychic, and somehow gaining a reputation for arresting livestock. Which will break first? The case, or Shand? Chris Dolley is a New York Times best-selling author.
London police administrator Peter Shand has been sent to gain field experience out in the country, and unfortunately for him, his first case is a real whodunit. As the slow-moving case gains intense scrutiny, Shand begins to lie about details of the case, hopeful that he can solve it before the lies spin out of control. Chris Dolley invents a compelling and flawed protagonist, unsure and somewhat bumbling in the face of immense pressure. In contrast, George Orlando gives a stunningly assured performance, his deep and rumbling voice proving solid and steadfast in a way Shand wishes he could be.
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Good Story, Below Par Narration
- Sires "I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy."
Absolutely dreadful combination
If a book based in an English village was narrated by someone who spoke in English and pronounced the words properly.
The Purity of Vengeance
He was American, not English, his attempt at a Scots accent wobbled between Irish and New England.
The story, as far as I listened, had some potential.
I have listened to over a thousand Audible books and while I have truly enjoyed most of them,and also returned a couple or three, this is the first time I have felt it necessary to give my opinion.
- Sallye Sam Yarnell "Wickedsamiam"