Audiobook review of Shadow Over the Fens

January 17, 2017 Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews 4

Audiobook review of Shadow Over 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.

Shadow Over the Fens by Joy Ellis
Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Joffe Books on June 30th 2016
Pages: 216
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Henrietta Meire
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WHO CAN NIKKI TRUST WITH TWO BRUTAL KILLERS LOOSE ON THE FENS?
Someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter’s past is back . . .
DI Nikki Galena’s friend and neighbour meets a tragic end but there’s more to his death than meets the eye . . .
A man is found executed on a piece of wasteland in Greenborough town. The cold-blooded murder triggers terrible memories for DS Joseph Easter. Just when things seemed to be going well for DS Easter, he realises that the nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life.
In a breath-taking conclusion even DI Galena begins to doubt him as he faces a race against time to save someone very close to him.
Set in the 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.

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

 

Here is what I thought

Joseph has decided to join the team and stay as DCI Nikki Galena’s sergeant and he is just getting over his injury from the first book. Now things are going horrid for him as someone bad from his past is back or is he? His competence is being questioned as nobody else has really seen the guy, but now people are being killed just like Billy use too.

Nikki has come to trust Joseph and so she believes him when he says that it was Billy, but that is not the only case they have her friend and neighbor Martin, looked to have committed suicide but she just can’t believe he would do that so she refuses to call it that and investigates.

Shadows Over the Fens was a real interesting listen as things were not really looking good for Joseph, but yet you just know he can’t be doing anything bad. I thought I might know a bit how it was going to turn out and I was right on a few things but it still was a bit surprising. I am really enjoying getting to know DCI Nikki and DS Joseph!

Can’t wait for the next one to come out on audio! I think I have found a new author to enjoy!

Recommend if you like

If you like British crime novels, characters with haunting past, murder, and mayhem. 🙂

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

After a second listen to this narrator I believe I enjoyed Henrietta even more, she does a great job with this series.

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