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Sycamore Gap

The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 2
De : LJ Ross
Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
Série : The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Volume 2
Durée : 9 h et 44 min
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The past never stays buried for long....

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for 10 years, and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past.

Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable. Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland.

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  • Trish R.
  • 03/09/2016

Sort of a cliffhanger..

So, we still have “The Circle” doing their business in killing innocent people. What a whacked bunch of killers, but what a great storyline.

They find Amy Llewellyn buried in the forest, where she’s been for ten years, then Phillips finds other women that have disappeared or been killed that have similarities to Amy. I love serial killer books; I just don’t want to read about the gruesome killing.

We spend time with Ryan and Anna, and I really like how easy they talk about the killings and Ryan doesn’t try to sugarcoat things “to protect her.” I do get tired of heroes always trying to protect the heroines, like the heroines are made of glass, or something. And, Ryan finally tells Anna about his sister and how Edwards killed Natalie, it was sad. When it was told what actually happened that day (Ryan was dreaming) it was really horrible, what Edwards did to Natalie. And later Ryan told Anna about going to see Edwards so Anna decided NOT to tell him she felt like she was being watched that day. Duh! AND Edwards is still an important player in this story, even if he is in prison.

Soooo, someone called Holy Island a cliffhanger, which it was NOT. BUT this one is close to being a cliffhanger. It left a whole lot of unanswered questions about Ryan in this one. I mean, you really do have to read Heavenfield if you ever want to know what happens to Ryan, as well as The Circle.

This is truly a great murder/mystery/romance. I’m really lovin’ it.

There is swearing in this and the F-bomb was used 9 times. As to the sex, there wasn’t even a fade to black in this one BUT there was a lot of thoughts and feelings of love between Ryan and Anna.

As to the narrator: Again he was a wonderful reader with wonderful male voices and plenty of emotions but his women’s voices still suck. Guess I’ll take the good with the bad, because when he laughs or grunts or grumbles or whispers I can overlook anything.

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  • SophiaMarie
  • 30/09/2016

masterfully written

With plot twists and turns to keep you guessing! Can't wait to delve into the continuing saga in book 3 of the series.

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  • Kit
  • 11/03/2018

.definite improvement over the first installment

Solid plotting, goid character development, good suspense development, and better, if still a bit awkward and implausible, inclusion of romantic elements.

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  • Mumsie
  • 19/01/2018

Good mystery!

Just finished listening to this book, I would recommend it to any mystery reader fan!

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 27/11/2017

Narrator is great

I was intrigued after finishing the first book in this series. This second book was even better and I'm still interested enough to read the third book. (Listen, actually; the narration is perfect!) I like the characters and their side stories. I should have guessed the killer but missed clues and that's fine. At least I think I know who the perpetrator was. Can't say more for risk of spoilers.

This book left many threads still open. I hope this doesn't go on too long. It could get tiresome. But on to Book 3 I go.

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  • fairway1040
  • 19/09/2019

just end the story when you end a book

I'm bailing on this. I usually don't bother writing reviews, but I'm so frustrated by the drawn out story line that I have found continues even after this book and who knows how much further on. It's shame because the locale and some of the characters are interesting, but I don't want to have to keep guessing who is in on the conspiracy. If each book just had an ending it would have been very good. The narrator was good though.

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  • Chalis
  • 18/09/2018

Not My Style

I read the first book in the series and debated reading the second. I thought the stories might move on from serial killers and secret Pagan fellowships. I would have welcomed more character development and a less predictable plot. However, the second book went right back to the same format as the first.

One thing that I enjoy in mysteries is a good puzzle in the plot. I like to be surprised by an unexpected ending. I found neither one in the two books I read.

I won't read any more books in this series.

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  • ahelms
  • 23/07/2018

Distracting narrative

Narrator used over the top pretentious voice for Ryan, which created a distraction when listening.

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  • Lavinia
  • 14/10/2017

Please!

Not a police procedural. Evil, powerful conspiracy throughout the force and various peripheral characters. Too far fetched. . .

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  • Stanzi
  • 30/01/2016

Potential is there

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No

What three words best describe Jonathan Keeble’s performance?

OK-not great.

Could you see Sycamore Gap being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It may make a better movie than book.

Any additional comments?

Although the first book was somewhat unpolished with unbelievable dialog and reactions of main characters I sensed real potential in first book in the series so I read the second--Sycamore Gap. There are moments in the book that are well done. But sadly, there are overshadowed by many moments that seem juvenile, simply unbelievable and disjointed. Just didn't come to together at the end. Perhaps with a little more practice? Again, there is some potential.

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