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This is the 3rd in the DS Glyn Capaldi detective series and the first book by Ewart Hutton to appear on Audible. Always on the lookout for new detective series, especially any set in the UK, I decided to listen to this book despite not having read "Good People" or "Dead People."
Although I might have better understood some of the character dynamics and allusions to prior cases by starting from Book 1 in the series, I found I had no problem understanding and enjoying the story. Capaldi is a half-Italian, half-Welsh maverick detective pursuing a case (while on sick leave) which his superiors consider only a tragic accident. The Welsh setting is no bucolic village, but a town filled with urban crime and intriguing characters.
The complicated plot, combined with the gritty descriptions, the well-developed characters and dark humor make this a wonderful read. I look forward to finding more of Ewart Hutton's work on Audible in the near future.
Arwel, the narrator, delivered a wonderful performance. I search on his name (hoping to find more books by read by him) and was surprised to find this is the only performance of his on Audible. I hope to listen to MANY more books performed by Arwel in the future!
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This book sucked me in on the first page. The author speaks directly to the reader through the narration of the protagonist. The tale was well thought out. I especially liked the narrator. I would have given the story a 4.5 rating if I could, so I settled for a 4 for the story and a 5 for the narrator. I would like to see and hear more from this author.
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