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    Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

    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 realizes that the nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life. In a breath-taking conclusion, even Nikki begins to doubt DS Easter as he faces a race against time to save someone very close to him.

    ©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2016 Tantor

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    "5/5...There just doesn't seem time to catch your breath through this book, there is just something happening all the way through it." ( I Love Reading)

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    • Wayne
    • 09/02/2017

    I'm a fan of this wonderful detective series

    Having lived in the UK for some time years ago it strikes me that many readers will not know about the Fens mentioned in the title of Crime on the Fens. The Fens, also called Fenland, is a below sea level portion of eastern coastal England. It is located in County Essex about 50 miles northeast of London. Like coastal Holland (The Netherlands) it was reclaimed from the sea many centuries ago and it is protected by dikes from the waters of the southern portion of the North Sea. Fenland is the same latitude as Rotterdam.

    Protagonist Detective Inspector Nikki Galena is a tough cop. This is a serial murder mystery. Detective Sergeant Joseph Easter, a cop with his own issues, is in deep trouble with Galena's up the line bosses while Nikki believes he is very good and struggles to protect him.

    Narration by actress Henrietta Meire is outstanding. Her Essex accent is so good that it must be genuine. The Essex accent is more clipped than most English regional accents and can be more difficult for Americans to understand.

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    • Jean
    • 08/02/2017

    Great British police procedural

    I enjoyed book one in the series and was impressed with Joy Ellis’ writing. Therefore, I gave book two a try.

    The story is set in Lincolnshire Fens. It is an area of open skies, marshes, farmland and nature reserves. It is a difficult area for the Fenland constabulary to police because of the distances and dangerous misty roads. Detective Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter are teamed up again. Nikki’s neighbor had suddenly committed suicide, or maybe it was murder. Then a man is found executed near Greenborough are the two deaths related? DS Easter might have a stalker. Galena and team must solve the crimes to save DS Easter’s life and career.

    The book is well written. The plot is interesting and twists and turns allowing suspense to build to a surprising ending. Ellis continues to build the key characters in this story. She focuses on Easter and Nikki’s boss. I am enjoying the setting of the book. The Fens sound so beautiful. This story is not as good as book one, but it is still enjoyable. Looking forward to the next book.

    It is about seven and half hours long. Henrietta Meire does a great job narrating the book. She also narrated book one.

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    • Maine Knitter
    • 02/04/2017

    I loved this!

    What is it about British police detective stories? Especially when the stories are set in small towns. The DI with a history of not working well with others finally was assigned a Sergeant in the last book. They actually got along. This book picks up after Ds Easter is injured in the line of duty.

    The characters are well written, dialogue is good, and the audiobook narration is wonderful. I kinda sorta had the ending figured out but then there was another twist. Delightfully wicked! I can't wait to read the next book. This is a great series.

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    • Charlotte Araki
    • 27/05/2017

    I really enjoy this series.

    The location is atmospheric and the methods of the crimes are unique. Love the characters and the narrator is great with voices and accents.

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    • Wild Horses Flying
    • 07/07/2017

    Reasonably good mystery - but learning

    Any additional comments?

    To me, Ellis has good, solid writing skill, some interesting plot ideas and a good sense of momentum and action. I thought the first book in this series was better. I think she's new to the writing arena and still learning about plotting; I could see the evil doers from the start and there were some other places the plotting was awkward. I love her descriptions of the fens and she does give her characters some depth. I didn't like that in this one she introduced a horror aspect. The first one was just a good mystery. And, for me, she has her main characters spend too much time in miserable ruminations. Some of this is good - for depth but too much just drags down an interesting mystery. Ellis is maybe deciding if she writes mystery or horror-thrillers. I'll probably listen to the third one to find out.

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    • S. Yates
    • 10/09/2017

    Love the characters, plot outlandish

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    3.5 stars.

    I enjoyed this second entry in the series and liked getting to know DI Galena and DS Easter better. However, the central murders (with a blast for Easter's special ops past) was far-fetched and strained credulity. The characters were engaging enough that I will give the third book a try, but the setting (in the fens, in a smaller town) make elaborate plots awkward and jarring. I hope the rest of the series continues to develop these partners, but pairs them up with more plausible crimes to solve.

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    • Dawn
    • 16/02/2017

    Another great book

    To say that this book had many twists and turns would be a great understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, both the author and the narrator were excellent, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next in the series. I highly recommend this series. Joy Ellis has a very interesting ability to write.

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    • Pandra Beecroft
    • 18/05/2017

    Great Series

    This the second book that I have read in this series and I have found both books intriguing.

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    • Elisabeth Carey
    • 30/09/2017

    An intricate and intriguing mystery


    Det. Sgt. Joseph Easter is recovered from his injuries, returned to duty, and now a permanent part of DI Nikki Galena's team. Unfortunately, his first day back on the job includes the apparent suicide of Nikki's friend and neighbor, and a brief encounter with a man he's sure is a nightmare figure from his past.

    It's not long before bodies start turning up, killed execution-style, and all bearing a strong resemblance to Easter's hated former fellow special forces soldier, Billy Sweet--a man only Joseph says he's seen in the area. There's a serial killer in the area, and the gradually starts to seem that Joseph Easter is either the ultimate target, or something worse.

    Meanwhile, it quickly becomes clear that there's something seriously wrong about the death of Nikki's neighbor Martin's death. It's not just that there's no evident reason for his suicide. He turns out to have been high on a ganger oyster hallucinogen that he had no apparent access to. The cancer clinic that has been monitoring his condition for any return of his cancer for years claims never to have heard of him. And he was, years ago, involved in a clinical trial. Two other members of the trial have also died in strange circumstances.

    Two big, peculiar, dangerous, unrelated cases at the same time. It's so obvious there's no connection between Easter's serial killer and an odd cluster of apparent suicides that no one questions it.

    We see both the newly returned Joseph Easter and the newly somewhat reformed Nikki Galena's under extreme pressure, and newly reconstituted team they lead responding to the pressure along with them. It's an interesting plot, but also good characters continuing to grow and change.

    Recommended.

    I bought this audiobook.

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    • Mary Catherine
    • 03/07/2017

    Good series

    I do like the characters, and I hope to see them change and grow. I will continue with the next book in the series. Spoiler Alert: Just for once in a police procedural, I would like to see the killer, suspect, criminal, enemy, or victims not consist of, or involve any of the following: the detective, the partner, co-workers, family (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings, grandparents, etc.), old or new girl/boy friend, close neighbors, old or current best friends, the dog, the cat or the bird. Since almost every police procedural ends up with that type of twist or surprise, it has stopped being a twist or a surprise. Instead it is the expected story, and a let-down time after time. Why does it have to be personal? That is just annoying for me, not interesting. Now, I can understand if the police know the criminals and there has been prior contact or interaction, but leave it at that.

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    • U. B.
    • 06/04/2019

    Wie erwartet, spannend gute Story

    Den Plot habe ich bis zuletzt nicht zu 100% durchschaut, das ist großartig. Joy Ellis schreibt wieder einerseits logisch, andererseits aus sich schnell abwechselnden Perspektiven, sodass es spannend, manchmal hektisch und trotzdem nachvollziehbar ist, was man hört. Die Sprecherstimme Meires ist allerdings etwas atemlos im Tempo und sowohl bei Frauenstimmen als auch bei mancher Männernachahmung nervig hoch.

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    • Issie25
    • 22/10/2021

    Better than the first book

    I really enjoyed this one, although the development of the characters is a bit too good to be true - but the story is good and tense and at a good pace. I the narrating is superb! I am looking forward to the next instalment!

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    • SaartjieB
    • 21/05/2021

    Thoroughly enjoyed

    After listening to the whole Jackman/Ellis series I was sceptical as to this whether I would enjoy another one as much, but this series is as enjoyable and this one is one of my favourites out of all the books so far. So enjoyable!