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When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive. And when they discover that the victim had worked in social services, and had been involved in a shocking case involving a young child, then it appears obvious that the two are somehow connected. Though things are never as they seem…
©2011 Ann Cleeves (P)2011 Soundings
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By Bateyk on 22-07-2015

Loved it

Gosh Vera is a legend. I love this series. Need more Vera audiobooks to listen to.

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By Colin on 11-11-2017

Gripping story

Another gripping story from Ann Cleeves.
From the very first chapter the reader engages with the characters, absorbs the setting & becomes involved in the plot.
There are always red herrings & the reader/listener follows the twists & turns of the story until the final denouement , succinctly delivered by the detective. It is as though she is answering all YOUR questions as the crime is described. A really good read.

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By Eveline Howells on 08-01-2017

Silent voices

This was another great read in the Vera Stanhope series. Charlie Hardwick who reads the book has a wonderful voice, she keeps the story gping along so smoothly , love all her readings. Loved this book thanks Anne Cleaves you never disappoint.

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By Gill on 17-05-2011

Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

Far too many audiobooks are spoiled by poor or inappropriate narration. This was really excellent. The story was totally absorbing and beautifully read - what a treat!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joy on 16-05-2011

Beautifully written and beautifully read

This book set in my native Northumberland is a wonderful listen. The story is absorbing and poignant, dealing with the consequences of errors of judgement by ordinary people in difficult situations that continue to haunt them. Having just given up on another book because the geordie accent was unbearable I have to say this narration was first rate, one of the best I have heard

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