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The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.
A connection is made with a series of unsolved murders harking back to the 1970s, and Detective Inspector Nick Dixon finds himself caught in a race against time that takes him the length and breadth of the country.
The brutal killing of an elderly man raises the stakes and, as he closes in, Dixon begins to question whether he is chasing one serial killer or two.
Head in the Sand is the second novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
©2015 Damien Boyd (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By Chyril Sparks on 08-30-15

Another great listen

Another great listen and good book by Damien Boyd. He keeps series light but intriguing and had enough twists to keep you from solving it too quickly. Looking forward to next book in series.

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By MobileMinx on 04-22-15

Sometimes the Past Catches Up!

DI Dickson is at it again!

Following the trail of four beheadings, he steadfastly inspects the clues, asserts his authority and solves the question of who and why. Accompanied by a squad of helpers, the investigation is fast and thorough-bringing a misguided killer to justice. The human detritus of a single mistake has shock wave impact on the lives of those involved over three decades.

Listen as DI Dickson and his co-worker lover constable Jane, put the pieces together while exposing the shambles of a torn apart life.

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By Andromeda's Twin on 04-19-15

Nick Dixon has HIS head in the sand

The story is so-so, engaging in some ways but oh so irritating in others, D.I. Nick Dixon is a diabetic, who, it seems, is so forgetful that he has 'diabetic episodes' whilst behind the wheel of his land rover and thinks nothing of hitting parked cars and driving off without reporting it (because he'd lose his job if it were discovered). He also seems to be very lucky in that his boss does not mind him carrying on an affair with a colleague which is not particularly realistic in the British Police Force.

Nick Dixon also appears to be somewhat of a genius in the detecting game, whilst all of his colleagues, his girlfriend included, appear to be simpletons. Jane, his D.C. girlfriend, comes across as rather dense as every time Nick raises a point she either repeats it or asks, what is that, what does that mean or, how did you think of that, often doing both.

The narration is an interesting mix of soothing voice, mispronunciation and female characters that all sound like the same simpering idiot. I have a real problem with this one, Mr Ryan has a good range of male voices, he is pleasant to listen to but his female voices all sound the sound.

In summation, I shall not be bothering with books 3 and 4, I have already read book 1 on my kindle and enjoyed it reasonably well but I'd hesitate to recommend this book, it does have an interesting story line but fails somewhat in the overall presentation and ends rather abruptly leaving you wondering if you've missed something.

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By Mr on 08-18-16


This book has the potential to be a page turner (figure of speech) but it's just dull.
There are a whole world of unnecessary details ... Explaining how you sign in to a home and that you wrote you registration really doesn't move the plot along.
And the performer/reader has a fairly flat voice - it feels like he's trying to make it sexy and husky but really it seems to lack emotion and again is just dull.
I wouldn't recommend any of this authors books!

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By Pamala Barnett on 09-28-17

Excellent crime series.

Brilliant! Interesting twists and turns to find the serial killer, only to realise almost too late who the true killer is.
Fantastic narration.

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By peter on 02-26-17

Great Twist

enjoyed this one with a good twist to the story at the end. Well done

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