This audiobook is the seventeenth in the popular Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series, and that is a bit of a problem. For the listener to get all the preexisting relationships and plot points in place is like walking on paint that hasn't dried. Wait, did I know that? When did I learn it? Is it important? Why are my shoes sticking to the floor? Crombie plots effectively and writes well, but narrator Gerard Doyle doesn't do much to keep two heavily populated story lines and at least two different time frames distinct. He is good at a range of UK accents, but accents aside, many characters sound the same here. Nor does he in any way indicate when one time frame or plot line has shifted to another. Confusion follows. B.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2017]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781470854942 $39.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780062472618 $27.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781470854959 $59.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470854966 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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