Shallow Waters : Hannah Robbins

  • by Rebecca Bradley
  • Narrated by Colleen Prendergast
  • Series: Hannah Robbins
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, postmortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events. Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team on the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit to their limits - and across county borders.
In a race against the clock, they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths. But it doesn't stop there. When catching a killer isn't enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

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What the Critics Say

"A gritty police procedural, with no-holds barred and a shocking insight to the reality of some. Dark and disturbing, yet exceptionally compelling." (Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting the Dead)

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Customer Reviews

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Competent but Not Inspired

I downloaded this book as a free narration with my KU subscription. The author for some reason alternates between first and third person. The first person chapters are those by the Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins, who is heading up the investigation of the killing of a young girl. The thrid person POV involves another officer and a victim, each in separate chapters.

I didn't really care for this switching of POV and I think she would have done better if she had opted for a deep third person for the entire book.

The characters are not particularly interesting, although they are competently drawn. It was just had I met them in real life I wouldn't want to spend 8 hours with them. I think the only time her writing had a spark was when she detailing investigation procedure. There she was self assured.

She can plot ok, but I think she needs to concentrate on making readers care more about her characters. These characters are a bleak and humorless lot, as is DI Robbins.

The author also concentrated on Robbins' drinking and love life which is probably foreshadowing.future problems.

It probably doesn't help that I had recently listened to Stuart McBride's latest Logan McRae novel. Now there is a writer who can make a dark and horrible story spark.
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- Sires "I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy."

pretty good listening

The female DI spends too much time in internal dialog covering non detectuve daily life. I find this tiresome. Is this the new norm for women in detective jobs? Anyway, this is a good enough read if you really like British police procedurals. I see this is book one of a series that I will try again. A police job in Robbery/ Homicide bears the title of police researcher. I hope this is a real job description, I'd apply in a New York minute.
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- Donna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios