Narrated by Deborah Greenfield

Run time: 11 hrs and 5 min


James Blakiston has the unenviable job of tracking down a killer even when the victim isn’t very likable. Kate Greener is a laborer’s daughter, but she’s more enchanting to Blakiston than any other woman since Jane.

Additional Comments:

  • There are a lot of side characters.
  • The mystery is complicated and compelling. A twisty whodunit with a lot of class unrest and changing times as farms get consolidated and sold off in favor of coal mining.
  • There are good characters and evil ones, but even some of the “good” guys seem to take a pretty dim view of women. Guess that’s the historical part coming out.
  • James is likable.
  • Not much in the way of action until the very end with one of the subplots.
  • Narration was handled well. There are a lot of characters with regional accents. It worked out fine, but it does make one listen harder.
  • Content Warnings: There’s a lot of talk of rape and at least one adult scene with a tad too much description. Even the rape scene was handled more tactfully than one scene near the end of the book. 1-2 Fbombs. Some other language, all pretty mild.


Historical mystery set in a small village.

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33 of my 34 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Never Again (mystery, suspense) and Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there.
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian.
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift.
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma.
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother.
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble.

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