Where Memories Lie : Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James

  • by Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • Series: Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James
  • 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Deborah Crombie pens suspenseful English mysteries that have drawn favorable comparisons to the best of P. D. James and Ruth Rendell. Her novel Dreaming of the Bones made the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America’s list of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the 20th Century.
This time, Scotland Yard’s Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James delve into a mystery brewing since World War II.


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Customer Reviews

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Maybe Best in the Series

I have read each of the books in sequence in this series and am very fond of the main characters, Gemma Jones and Duncan Kinkaid. The highly competent detectives' personal lives provide the subplots that enhance the storyline. These are "real" and "normal" people. Each of them and those around them seem to grow and change in each work as their professional and personal relationships and associated dilemmas ring very true. This one is one of the most satisfying reads in the series with a compact plot and believable resolutions. Crombie's emphasis on character and human nature provoke deserved favorable comparisons with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. I didn't give this five stars because I was confused about the timing of the plot. Erika, Gemma's good friend, was a key character here. If this book was set in real-time (published in 2008), she was a very active senior who was well into her 90s. Jenny Sterlin gives Gemma a wonderful, sensitive voice but it is sometimes hard to differentiate between her male voices, particularly Duncan Kinkaid and his associates. Minor quibbles .... as this truly is one of those series that I hope keeps on going and going...
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My favorite Deborah Crombie book so far!

Would you consider the audio edition of Where Memories Lie to be better than the print version?

The narrator brings so much life into the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where Memories Lie?

The climax, when Jemma realized who did it.

What does Jenny Sterlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Because of her rang, she is able to create different voices which helped me picture the different characters. And I suspect she knows how to pronounce words, since she's English, that I don't, because I'm American.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Evil casts a long shadow.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to read or listen (or both) all of Deborah Crombie's books.

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- Keenan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books