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Featuring the return of Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer and DC Simon Waterhouse, The Dead Lie Down is another sophisticated, addictive listen from the new mistress of the page-turner.
Ruth Bussey once did something wrong - horribly wrong - and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret - he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth's horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.
©2010 Sophie Hannah (P)2010 Penguin
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By John on 02-07-11

The Dead Lie Down

The story line is great. The author did an excellent job of painting a mental picture of what the reader/listener should see in their minds eye. The narrator had an excellent and very pleasant voice that was appealing to me as a listener. The one drawback for me was that I could not easily keep up with which character was speaking. I wish the narrator had changed her voice or inflection to indicate the different characters. If you don’t suffer from needing to hear different voice inflections for different characters you will thoroughly enjoy this book. Even if you do you will like the plot and pace of the story.

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By Gina Papa on 08-17-10

Do not bother!

Oh my god! I have had a string of poor stories and narration here. This story is so difficult to follow, and the pacing is very slow. Although the end picked up a little, most of the characters were uninteresting and boring. I'm not sure if the author liked any of them.

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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