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Brought to you by Penguin. 

The latest gripping novel from the author of the Sunday Times best-selling Richard & Judy thriller pick She Lies in Wait.

Aidan Poole logs onto his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. But to his horror, he realises she is not alone.

Completely helpless, all he can do is listen to the sounds of a violent struggle.

And then a chilling silence.

He's desperate to find out if she is OK. So why is he so hesitant to call the police?

When his messages finally reach them, DCI Jonah Sheens and his team take the case.

And discover the body....

Watching from the Dark is the spellbinding thriller that you won't want to miss.

©2020 Gytha Lodge (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Can’t wait for the next in the series

The narration was great...John Hopkins struck a perfect, often intimate note. Let’s see more from him and of course by Gytha Lodge.

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Gytha Lodge

Wow! What an amazing book. Full of twists and turns and just when you think you’ve guessed whodunnit
It throws a spanner in the works. Brilliantly narrated by both actors! I highly recommend this book

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Absolutely glorious

Loved loved LOVED this book even better than She Lies in Wait. Twists and turns galore. I really had no idea of the perpetrator until almost the end. Have downloaded the next. Would recommend

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Yet another brilliant book

As with book 1 this is a book that keeps you guessing, its an interesting tale and all the way through the book you try to guess the killer, The author intentionally or not does give a clue to the killer early I picked up on this and that person was my No 1 suspect. But I did continue saying to myself oh its him or its her right to the end when the killer is identified and it was my No 1 suspect.
I enjoy the team they work well together.
The narration John Hopkins is OK and he tells the story very well.
I'm just getting to the end of book 3 and that's just as enjoyable so can't wait until book 4.

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Great story - poor quality recording

Another great story by Gytha Lodge. Well narrated although the quality of John Hopkins’ recording was poor.

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Gripping twists!

I love the way Gytha Lodge’s books give you little hints that make you think you’ve figured it out, but there’s always more. By the time you reach the conclusion, you’ve been taken on such a journey, it’s hard to remember all your suspicions along the way. Compelling! Brilliant! Can’t wait to read the next one!

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Not as good as "She lies in wait"

I really enjoyed the last book by this author and found the different character perspectives easy to listen to and intriguing. I did not feel the same about this book. The "police" chapters narrated by Hopkins were all fantastic, as was the story. As for the "Zoe" chapters I found both the storyline and narration difficult to get through; in fact, I just skipped past them in the end and was still able to follow the story in an enjoyable fashion. The language used in the other chapters was just over-flowery and I found myself listening to detailed descriptions of scenery that were not relevant in any way.

If you like the author, then give this a try and you might feel differently to me.

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Brilliant book

Amazing book and even better twists. Definitely will look in to more Gytha Lodge books.

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Enjoyed this book it was very enjoyable the character's were believable and it kept me interested from start to finish💖💕💖

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A brilliant traditional and quintessential British police procedural and intriguing whodunit.

A simple plot but with the pace and charisma of a great murder mystery.

It gives a completely new view on marriage following the disgusting control of the main suspect and character the manipulative philanthropist Adrian. Full of twists and turns it’s a great read.

The ending... wow

Brilliant read.

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Solid good detective writing

I have really enjoyed this novel and the previous one. The personal lives of the detectives, while interesting, doesn’t sabotage or override the detective work. It is also great that it credits the team and not some “lone wolf” detective.

Great characters and will definitely listen to the next one.