Audiobook review of But For the Grace

Posted November 9, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Audiobook review of But For the Grace

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

But for the Grace by Peter Grainger, Gildart Jackson
Length: 9 hours and 16 minutes
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by Tantor Audio on October 11th 2016
Pages: 296
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Gildart Jackson
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Listening Length: 9 hours and 16 minutes
“We are living in the departure lounge,” said Ralph Greenwood, “and flights leave with monotonous regularity.” So when another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no-one is very surprised – not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether, while, despite his best efforts, his social life also becomes a little more complicated. To top it all, Kings Lake has been waiting weeks for the snow to fall, in a winter that seems as if it will never end… This, the second DC Smith investigation, follows on from 'An Accidental Death'.

Also by this author: An Accidental Death, Luck and Judgement


Here is what I thought

D.C. Smith gets called in on an investigation about a lady who died in a nursing home. It looks like just a normal death but they find out she had taken heroin and that a couple others in her group had died in the last few months and so they try to figure out what happened.

They find out that she was part of a small group that were pretty close and the more they look into things it leads Smith to one conclusion but trying to figure out how it happened or who might have done it was a bit harder. He gets to go head to head with an old man who was pretty smart.

I like D.C. Smith and he is not well liked by his peers, I think it’s because he is older and not afraid to ask the tough questions or who might get in the way. There are those trying to get rid of him, he has been offered a job but hasn’t said yes or no. He is a widower and at time dwells on the memories of his wife. He is a little clumsy when it comes to taking a lady to dinner but it’s kind of sweet.

This was a little bit different type of mystery but I still really enjoyed it. You don’t get a lot that involve an old folks home so it was interesting. If you like crime novels then you might enjoy this series, so far I am liking it. 🙂

The Narrator

Gildart Jackson does a great job narrating this one. His female voices are not always great but he is still easy to listen too.

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