Audiobook review of Crime on the Fens

Posted January 10, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 13 Comments

Audiobook review of Crime on the Fens

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.

Crime on the Fens by Joy Ellis
Length: 7 hours
Genres: Mystery
Published by Joffe Books on Dec. 6th 2016
Pages: 285
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Henrietta Meire
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THE DETECTIVE DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she’s been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she’s out.
HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the handsome squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family.
THEIR ADVERSARY is a ruthless man who holds DI Galena responsible for his terrible disfigurement.
The town is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical hideous masks. Then a talented young female student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected . . .
This is an exciting and absorbing crime thriller that you won't be able to put down from start to thrilling finish
THE SETTINGThe Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
CRIME ON THE FENS is the first novel in a gripping new crime fiction series. The next book SHADOW OVER THE FENS will be released very soon.

Also by this author: Shadow Over the Fens, Hunted on the Fens, Killer on the Fens, Stalker on the Fens


Here is what I thought

I first saw this series on One Readers Thoughts and Emma seemed to really like it so I knew I wanted to try it, so I was very excited when I saw book one for review from Tantor Audio. I really enjoyed it.

Nikki is a tough detective, maybe a little too tough, but she is on a personal mission to rid the place of drug dealers. Her daughter Hanna lays pretty much lifeless in a hospital because of drugs and she vows to take down Frankie Doyle. She might actually get her chance.

Before that though she gets a new partner, Seargent Joseph Easter, a man who has seen his share of bad things and is there for a fresh start. Nikki has been giving a warning, make it work and calm herself down or she is out. Nikki wasn’t sure how things would work with them but they catch a case about a couple of missing girls and Nikki gets to face her adversary and another ruthless man with a horrible disfigurement.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what is next for DI Nikki and DS Joseph Easter. I think I found me a new author! 🙂

Author Bio:

Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd. Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.

The Narrator:

Henrietta Meire is a new to me narrator and she had a pleasant voice that was nice to listen too. She did a great job with this one.

Audio rating: 4 stars

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13 responses to “Audiobook review of Crime on the Fens

  1. I’ve not read many straight crime novels, which is weird because I watch a lot of shows like that on TV. Glad you really enjoyed this novel. It’s always fun to find a new author and new narrator. 🙂

  2. I missed this earlier in the week. So glad you enjoyed it. I came to the series halfway through so have this one to read. Interesting you say nicki is maybe too tough…I think she might be softening in future books. Your review has made me more excited to read this one and find out how it all started.

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