Cambridge Blue : DC Goodhew

  • by Alison Bruce
  • Narrated by Jonathan Broadbent
  • Series: DC Goodhew
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

DC Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive, and the youngest detective at Cambridge's Parkside Station. He is the first on the scene when the body of a young woman is discovered on Midsummer Common and for the first time in his career is given the chance to work on a murder investigation.
Soon there is an identity for the victim: Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and employer, has reported her missing and is distraught to discover that she has been killed. He claims she was loved by his staff and his sisters, reserved Alice and vulnerable Jackie. He says she had no enemies but it isn't long before Goodhew discovers plenty, including her high maintenance colleague Victoria and Goodhew's reckless former classmate Bryn. They both swear that they have nothing to do with Lorna's death but Goodhew knows someone is lying.
Then there is another brutal murder and Goodhew knows it is time to use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes will be innocent.


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Tense British police procedural

Excellent police procedural set in Cambridge, UK featuring 25-year old DC Gary Goodhew, a new detective, who is viewed with mistrust and envy due to his quick rise to the DC role.

The book follows the stories of suspects, victims and police, showing the varying point of views (POVs) as we seek to unravel this complex mystery.

DC Gary Goodhew is a bit of a maverick at the station, following his own methodologies and uncanny hunches, much to the chagrin of his boss, DI Marks who is determined to make Goodhew a team player or let him go.

I loved the writing, especially how well all of the characters were fleshed out and the intricate relationships between the families and the co-workers.

Jonathan Broadbent did an excellent job with the narration, although his pacing can be a bit "off-putting" at first.
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- Tracey "I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)"

Cannot give it 4, 3.5

I like the style, the writing is great, narration great, but...

A little too much gore in places where it is unnecessary? I'm not put off by violence to suggest evil, but it was strange how gore just popped up in the most unlikely places.

This is a real procedural type novel that feels a little like a first time outing. Good, maybe the next will be great?
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- Amazon Customer "I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios