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by Val McDermid | Read by Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle’s performance of this mystery is so fine that listeners may have to remind themselves they’re listening to a one-man show, not full-cast audio theater. His narration combined with such good writing makes this pure pleasure for the ears and mind. A rash of suicides is killing publicly assertive women—or are they being murdered? Ex-cop Carol Jordan is drafted to lead a new high-profile police unit. With the personal and professional assistance of psychologist Tony Hill, she takes on the suspicious deaths as a sort of warm-up exercise for her team. Doyle’s performance enhances McDermid’s story and characters. G.S.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine