The Telling Error : Culver Valley Crime

  • by Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Series: Culver Valley Crime
  • 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks.
The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her. She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'he is no less dead' was painted on Blundy's study wall.
And she can't explain why she avoided Elmhirst Road that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her life.
Because although Nicki is not guilty of murder, she is far from innocent...

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Customer Reviews

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Definitely the best Sophie Hannah mystery yet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already suggested it to two friends. It was such an incredible read. Also, the wry British humour was exactly what I wanted, along with the mystery, of course.`


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Telling Error?

There were quite a few. if pressed, I would say the scene with the school mistress when Nicky takes in her son's gym kit. Also, the encounter of Simon with the two ex-wives. Many.


Have you listened to any of David Thorpe and Julia Barrie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Probably. The readers were brilliant. GREAT.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Nicky reads the letter about her secret. About her family home life as a child. Poignnt and very realistic.


Any additional comments?

I have read every mystery in this series (some I had to get from the UK as not all are available on US Audible. While all are really good, this one just sent me over the top. I loved everything about it. The grasp of the complexities and hilarities of social media had me gasping at times. So very, very spot on.

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- Toby "Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too."

Best yet, can't wait for the next one

I love this series and author. She's not for everyone but if you like the long meandering twists and turns plot wise and psychological wise of Gillian Flynn you'll love these. This was definitely the best yet and after blowing through all of this series in the last few months I'm sad to have to wait. I also liked having multiple narrators, since the books have the division I think the audio should too. My only complaint is all the rest of the books and the facts of the character make the name Proust rhyme with boost, not like proud with an st. It's supposed to be the same as the author. Otherwise I liked the performance.
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- Sunny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2014
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton