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Summary

The Murders at Fleat House is a suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley.

The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen’s—a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk—is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident.

But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. Jazz has her own private reasons for stepping away from her police career in London, and reluctantly agrees to front the investigation as a favour to her old boss.

Reunited with her loyal sergeant Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish’s tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn.

Charlie is exposed as an arrogant bully, and those around him had both motive and opportunity to switch the drugs he took daily to control his epilepsy.

As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons....

Then, a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Because Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined....

©2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Very enjoyable

I love Lucinda Riley’s books and had pre-ordered this in anticipation. It didn’t disappoint- it was very enjoyable and well narrated.
I was sad to learn of her passing.

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OMG what a fabulous listen

I don't normally leave a review but this book is just fabulous. It keeps you guessing to the end
I have listened to all of Lucinda Riley books & am sad that there wont be anymore

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Brilliant book Lucinda

A brilliant book, great narration but tinged with sadness that the author will never know how much I enjoyed it.

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Great story with so many twists

I was sad to hear the prologue as this was a wonderfully written book and I would be clamouring for the next case but that was not to be. Thank you to the family for getting it out there anyway

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Beautiful

First Lucinda Riley I have “read” and first time I had Gemma Whelan read to me. Both were a magnificent experience.

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Brilliant

A fabulous book, full of twists and turns and suspense. The narration was excellent. Best book I have listened to this year. Like others I am so sorry that there can not be any more. This would have made a fantastic series. RIP Lucinda and thanks for the pleasure you have given me through your writing.

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The murders at Fleat House

I really enjoyed this book obviously so different to Lucinda’s other books which I have read or listened to. She was an amazing storyteller and keeps you Enthralled

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Disappointing.

I struggled to finish this book. I didn't find one character endearing and I gave up caring "who did it". The vocabulary seemed rather limited and I cringed every time I heard the words "brusque" or "brusquely" The narration grated on me , not least because the supposed Norfolk accent was actually spoken as a West country accent, which all too often seems norm with many actors.

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I was enjoying this on the whole until the Irish accent appeared. Just awful, every word grated.

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Quality narration and story

Amazing on all levels- story , narration and writing. Wish was a whole series!
Enjoyed so much, A literary delight.

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  • 02-07-22

The Murders at Fleet House

Loved this story. Listened to it while I gymed, worked, and cleaned. Kept me in suspense the whole way. What a loss to this world, she was the BEST author ever.

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  • 24-06-22

Another gem by Lucinda Riley

Loved every second of this book, the storyline ad well as the narration. Even though I usually don't like mysteries, I'm a huge Lucinda Riley fan and couldn't miss her final book. It's very different to her other books, but gripping and thoroughly enjoyable. So tragic that she's gone.

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  • 11-06-22

Gripping

A Lucinda fan, I was thrilled to see this new / old book and absolutely loved it. Intricately constructed gripping mesh of lives / lives / losses . Beautifully read and brought to life. Thank you - what a gift