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After a promising first half of the book the second half of this book was terrible. It was a narrative of a serial killer going over information you already knew. I tried to keep listening to see it would improve but the monolugue just continued.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Awful! I have always enjoyed Nicci French's books but have not heard an audiobook before - but this was dreadful. The narrator in the second part (the man) was dreadful, he sounded like he came from a very poor amateur dramatics group. The story also didn't ring true in the sense that the murders were so far fetched, it was hard to be convinced. It didn't help that the actual recording was very poor, it was definately the weakest storyline I've heard and the poor narration didn't help.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is well written and well read so is an enjoyable light listen, but the plot is so thin it feels like Ive been cheated paying a credit for it. Nicci French is usually a favourite of mine, being a husband and wife writing team, but I think this novel must've been one of their first novels reissued. The settimg for the story is a student ish house share in east London, the price of the house is one hundred thousand, these two aspects alone date the story. The main character Astrid, a bike messenger does not work at all, I disliked her to the extend I expected a twist where she was a serial killer too. The only interesting character is Davy, the killer, he is outed early and we follow his story so where is the whodunnit ? Where is the plot ? It's just a case of waiting for bodies to pile up until he's caught and that's it. Disappointing.