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Summary

An extraordinary thriller that grips like steel, Heartbreaker will keep you guessing until the very last moment. Perfect for fans of Tom Bale, David Jackson and K.L. Slater.

Veteran BBC journalist Chris Wyrecliffe finds himself in the Middle East as the Arab Spring explodes into life. Back on the front line at last, he’s stumbled across the biggest story of his life. But two women have a hold on him. One, a wealthy Saudi beauty he has loved since the first moment he saw her. The other, a feisty young Palestinian refugee, loves him with a frightening intensity. Wyrecliffe is caught between them in a dangerous game whose implications are as extreme as they are hidden.... For in the dark Al Qaeda underworld hides a man with the veteran journalist in his sights. The net is closing fast. With the clock ticking, Wyrecliffe could be the instrument of a terrorist plot astonishing in its ingenuity and daring....

©2014 Nick Louth (P)2021 W F Howes

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Really enjoyed this!

Having worked my way through the excellent DCI Gillard series, I was looking for another Nick Louth work to listen to. As soon as I saw that this was narrated by the fantastic Jonathan Keeble, I bought it, and it absolutely did not disappoint!!
The book is 7 years old, but has only just been recorded as an audio book.
The first section does jump back and forth over a 20 year period, which is slightly confusing initially, but stick with it, as you soon get into the rhythm, and it the relevance soon becomes obvious.
The rest of the world book cracks along at a very fast pace, leading to a very tense finale.
An excellent listen!!

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Heartbreaker - battery breaker

Well I just couldn’t stop listening to this gripping and at times shocking story. It was interesting to learn more about the Middle East problems entwined in such a brilliant story with intriguing characters. I can’t wait to listen to the next Nick Louth novel if my phone battery can take it.

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Excellent gripping storyline

It’s scary in that it is so believable. It was different to anything rose I have read but I was gripped. Narration excellent as always. Would highly recommend

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Excellent

Nicely developed characters and interwoven themes. Excellent narration! I would
Highly recommend both the author and narrator

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Amazing and thoroughly worth the read

I loved, loved, loved this!!! I had to remind myself it was only fiction! I was hooked right from the start and the reader was superb! Altogether brilliant! Well done everyone involved and especially Nick Louth.

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Very good audio book

I have to agree with the majority of listeners who think that this is a great book and disagree absolutely with the single one who thinks it isn't. There is enough drama to keep the most demanding listener happy without being 'over-the-top', the narration by Jonathan Keeble is up to his usual high standards, even better than some his I've heard before and the storyline is well constructed and executed. There are enough interesting characters in it and Jonathan was able to keep them differentiated in his narration. All in all, a very good listen.

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Excellent listen.

I loved this story, so well crafted beginning to end, keeps you on your toes and guessing. Jonathan Keebles narration is spot on, I particularly liked his Gruff Yorkshire accent. Visceral, gut wrenching and sometimes tender and heartbreaking prowes.

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Wow just wow so poor

This book drags on and on save yourself 15 hours and don't bother.
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Eye opening drama

This is not my usual reading matter, war and death. The research for this book must have taken many months, as the details are amazing. The story about Osama Bin Laden turns people to stone with fear, and the people he used weren't always complicit. Well worth a listen. Extremely well written, and brilliantly narrated.

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thoroughly enjoyable

I've read a detective series written by Nick before and thoroughly enjoyed them so thought I'd give a stand alone book a try. Wasn't disappointed at all and the narration by Jonathan Keeble is absolutely top rate as always. What a combination of great story narrated excellently

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Wonderful listen

This was my favorite Nick Louth book by far… I do appreciate how long it was of course! It was a bit tricky to follow all of the shifting timelines in the beginning but I love the in-depth character transformations and the story really was beautiful. I would love to hear more like this and would love another book on Chris if there was a way to make anything else interesting happen for him!

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Boring

Tough to follow; old worn out story. Sorry I wasted the credit. I will be asking for a credit.

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  • 11-10-21

Really Liked this one!

Worth the credit, If you like Middle East suspense novels this is a good one to add to the library. I found it by searching through Keeble's collections. He's honestly one of the best narrators and does an amazing job in novel.

I have listened to multiple novels similar to this and have to say it was the best in illustrating why Islamic extremism is so prevalent in world events and politics in our modern times. Louth does a stellar job in getting into the mind of people that head down that path.

Other reviews complained about the length, but I prefer novels that spend ample time developing the characters and explaining why they make the chooses they do.

I recommend!