Never Look Back : DI Mike Lockyer

  • by Clare Donoghue
  • Narrated by Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
  • Series: DI Mike Lockyer
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A chilling and compelling debut crime thriller set in South East London. For all those who enjoy Peter James, Mark Billingham, and Peter Robinson. Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level.
DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. What he discovers will not only test him professionally but will throw his personal life into turmoil, too.
After 10 years in London, working for a City law firm, Clare Donoghue moved back to her home town in Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Never Look Back is her first novel and in 2011, whilst still an unpublished manuscript, was long-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger.

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Thriller? Whodunit? Neither

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It might be OK for someone really interested in the inner life of police officers and victims dealing with violence on a daily basis.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Probably a historical novel


How could the performance have been better?

The male narrator does a good job but I fear the female narrator is a bit whiny.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The plot doesn't hold together but the chief inspector's character is well portrayed.


Any additional comments?

Please note that my critical comments are born of misplaced expectations: I expected a police thriller but got a psychological novel.

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- Rollin

Reads exactly like a BBC mystery script

It seems the author has decided she wants to write a book that can go straight to BBC mysteries. Character information is parsed out in tiny threads--the reader must stay tuned to get more information. The description of the detective was something like this: looks like a movie-star from Hollywood but a bit rougher. This wasn't meant to read, it was meant to be made for TV--especially because the very simple basic crime isn't worth a full-length novel.
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- A

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios