Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis is the second audiobook in the Jackman & Evans murder-mystery crime series. Narrated by Richard Armitage, the author delivered an engaging, twisted case involving missing girls. Come see why I loved this Audible Plus audiobook…
by Joy Ellis
Series: Jackman & Evans #2
Narrator: Richard Armitage
Length: 9 hours and 46 minutes
Genres: Crime Fiction, Mystery
Source: Audible Plus
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.5x
Two girls go to a party, only one returns alive
Toni, the surviving teenager, is found delirious, wandering the muddy fields. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive. . .
Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.
And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.
Each one of them is someone’s daughter and the police must give their families justice and closure
DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.
There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men, who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
I read a review of a later audiobook in the series from a fellow blogger and was ecstatic to learn the series was available in Audible Plus. For those who prefer to read them, they are also available in Kindle Unlimited.
This is the second audiobook in the Jackman & Evans series, but Audible recommended I listen to it first. So here we are. This was a riveting case that quickly pulled me in. I honestly cannot believe I’ve never read this author before.
DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are pulled into a case when two girls attend a party and only one returns. The case leads us down several paths when the body of another young girl is discovered on an isolated beach. The girls who disappeared may have been part of an underage drinking club. Next we have police fraud and the team reopens a missing girl cold-case from a decade ago. Who is Emily and where is she?
The author spun a clever tale and pulled the different threads together to fully immerse the listener. We end up with four missing girls and the author delivered some interesting twists. The crime unit worked well together, and I liked both Jackson & Evans. They play off each other well. We get enough forensic and police procedural details to give an authentic feel without bogging down the story. It felt grounded and realistic.
Richard Armitage narrates, and what could be wrong with that? I enjoyed everything about it, from his voices to the tone he set.
Fans of police procedural novels, crime thrillers and murder-mysteries will want to scoop up The Lost Daughters.
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