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Publisher's Summary

The past never stays buried for long....
Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for 10 years, and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past.
Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable. Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland.
©2016 L J Ross (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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By SophiaMarie on 09-30-16

masterfully written

With plot twists and turns to keep you guessing! Can't wait to delve into the continuing saga in book 3 of the series.

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By Trish R. on 09-03-16

Sort of a cliffhanger..

So, we still have “The Circle” doing their business in killing innocent people. What a whacked bunch of killers, but what a great storyline.

They find Amy Llewellyn buried in the forest, where she’s been for ten years, then Phillips finds other women that have disappeared or been killed that have similarities to Amy. I love serial killer books; I just don’t want to read about the gruesome killing.

We spend time with Ryan and Anna, and I really like how easy they talk about the killings and Ryan doesn’t try to sugarcoat things “to protect her.” I do get tired of heroes always trying to protect the heroines, like the heroines are made of glass, or something. And, Ryan finally tells Anna about his sister and how Edwards killed Natalie, it was sad. When it was told what actually happened that day (Ryan was dreaming) it was really horrible, what Edwards did to Natalie. And later Ryan told Anna about going to see Edwards so Anna decided NOT to tell him she felt like she was being watched that day. Duh! AND Edwards is still an important player in this story, even if he is in prison.

Soooo, someone called Holy Island a cliffhanger, which it was NOT. BUT this one is close to being a cliffhanger. It left a whole lot of unanswered questions about Ryan in this one. I mean, you really do have to read Heavenfield if you ever want to know what happens to Ryan, as well as The Circle.

This is truly a great murder/mystery/romance. I’m really lovin’ it.

There is swearing in this and the F-bomb was used 9 times. As to the sex, there wasn’t even a fade to black in this one BUT there was a lot of thoughts and feelings of love between Ryan and Anna.

As to the narrator: Again he was a wonderful reader with wonderful male voices and plenty of emotions but his women’s voices still suck. Guess I’ll take the good with the bad, because when he laughs or grunts or grumbles or whispers I can overlook anything.

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By susan harper on 01-26-16

Bit disappointed

I am sorry not to have rated this book higher but I feel disappointed that after listening to both books, Holy Island and Sycamore Gap, the story still hasn't reached a conclusion. I think of these books as a long serial....just hope everything gets tied up in the next book and the team can start investigating a new case. Would have been brilliant if it could all have been covered in one book...yes, I'm disappointed.

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By Iwe on 01-25-16

Not complete

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Its one thing to write a story with a view to a sequel, but this is so blatant that it doesn't have an ending.

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By Sonja Chalmers on 10-11-16

Gripping yarn

Great plot and riveting performance from Jonathan Keeble as usual. Terrific characterisations and can't wait to listen to the sequel.

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By Peter on 09-02-16

A gripping dark tale

You won't be able to stop yourself from listening to all 3 of these novels. Great storyline, magnificent performance by Jonathan Keeble. Great landscape images too

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