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.Stalker on the Fens by Joy Ellis
Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes
Published by Joffe Books Pages: 290
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
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Also by this author: Crime on the Fens, Shadow Over the Fens, Hunted on the Fens, Killer on the Fens
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA’S FRIEND THINKS SHE HAS A DEADLY STALKER
DI Nikki Galena’s friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found.
Then Helen tells Nikki that someone is watching her. But is all this in her friend’s imagination and part of her post-traumatic stress?
And why is Stephen Cox back in town? He’s the villain who tore Nikki’s life apart and he seems to have returned for revenge.
Before long the whole town is on the verge of hysteria and her friend’s fear will lead Nikki and Joseph on a very dangerous trail.
Here is what I thought
This is one of my favorite British Crime series and this one doesn’t disappoint! It’s dark, face-paced and just a great read!
It starts with an explosion that happened prior to the story and that is where we meet Helen, she is someone who was trapped down in the rubble. She is doing pretty good but still has some bad times. Her and DI Galena are friends and so she tells Nikki that she feels like someone is following her. When she was in the rubble she swears there was a man in there and he confessed to murder, but they never found anyone else there. They kind of think maybe she was just imagining things but now they are not so sure. Is this person following her a part of her imagination or real, but it will send them on a heck of a ride trying to figure out what is going on.
Meanwhile, Stephen Cox is back in town and it’s making both Nikkie and Joseph a bit jumpy and on edge. Why is he back and does he have anything to do with what is going on.
So this is one where I feel like I can’t go into to much detail or it could ruin something so I will leave it at that. If you have never read any of this series I would suggest you start at the beginning (though you can probably read any of them) because the Stephen Cox storyline goes through pretty much all of them and it could leave you really wondering who he is and what he has done. I just think it would be best from the beginning. 🙂
I just really love Nikki and Joseph, they are a great team. They have gotten to know each other well enough to really know what is needed even when not speaking. They both have their demons they have had to work through and it’s what drives them to never give up till they find the criminals and make them pay.
If you enjoy British Crime dramas then I suggest you try this series, it’s great!!
Henrietta Meire is very good with this series! She is one of my favorite narrators for British Crime novels!
Audio rating: 4