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Summary

Serial killers never retire. They just go on hiatus. The urge to kill is always there, bubbling below the surface. 

Billy and Charlie thought their killing days were behind them. They used to be prolific life-takers, but old age finally caught up with them. Now they are ending their days in a dismal nursing home in Blackpool, with only their memories to keep them going. Memories of murder and mutilation. 

But when Archie turns up at the home, everything changes. Archie is a breath of fresh air, and he puts new life into Billy and Charlie—and before long, they realise that it's time to start killing again.

©2021 Stephen Leather (P)2022 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Another cracker from Mr Leather

Stephen Leather and Paul Thornley go together like peas and carrots. I just can’t get enough of this author and I can’t imagine anyone else narrating his books. Just fabulous

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Another Masterpiece

This book is a absolute masterpiece.
I’ve listened twice already and could honestly listen to this again.
The balance of characters is perfectly matched to complement a most intriguing and exciting story.
The twists and turns within the plot really do keep you on the edge of your seat.
Thank you Stephen for another brilliant masterpiece.
Thank you also Paul for your also brilliant narration.
Yours
James

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Not bad. A bit uneventful for a Leather book.

I enjoy Leathers books when he's laying off all the right wing nonsense. This one was a bit simple though. Saw the twist coming a mile off, not much action and loose ends left at the end. Worth a read of luke me you've read all his other books.

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This Story is Sick.

No way I could finish this book.
Normally love his novels, but this story is just sick - so different to all his others.

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An entertaining read

Ignore the Covid denialists who, in their rush to object to any mention of the virus's part in history, have willfully missed the point about the elderly being neglected during the pandemic. Stephen Leather's wearisome politics notwithstanding, it's an entertaining read. With a little plot planning he might have managed a more satisfying ending, though.

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Unsatisfying

Iv'e read all of Stephens Spider Sheppard books and overall i've really enjoyed them.
This book is a definite miss for me, too much glorification of violence towards women, a fairly obvious twist and an unsatisfying ending. Its just seems like the book was written to make a political statement. Over all yes well written, yes well narrated, but grim and missed the hook in my opinion.

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Far from his best

Huge Stephen leather fan but this must mention masks snd anti Covid equipment too many times. Breaking up the story with needless repetitive detail. Other than that pretty good but not anywhere near his best. Read brilliantly as always by Paul Thornley

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To much covid!

Great story as always but just way to heavy on covid! the repeat descriptions of ppe did get somewhat tedious.
paul thornly did an awesome job as ever

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Stephen Leather and Paul Thornley Master Class

This was the most novel story that I have encountered in years. I always enjoy Stephen Leather books and Paul Thornley is the most accomplished narrator whose command of accents and delivery is superb. The most amazing thing about this book is the plot and the characters, how can these people be at times funny and entertaining and likeable despite their crimes? The attention to detail and the obvious knowledge of the care home system and the Covid tragedy was spot on. The Blackpool location was expertly explored.
A disturbing plot but expertly delivered and some enjoyable unexpected twists.

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Killing Time

Loved it. Paul Thorney is my favourite voice to listen to. Brilliant book Thanks Stephen Leather

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Entertainingly different

Stephen leather does it again great characters believable and non-stop tension. He really is a creative author. And excellent narration.