The Devil’s Claw (audiobook)

A Jennifer Dorey Mystery

The Jennifer Dorey Mysteries, book 1

10.1 hrs • 8 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 01/09/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 01/09/18 9781538512005
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 01/09/18 9781538512029
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Following a traumatic incident in London, journalist Jennifer Dorey has returned home to Guernsey, taking a job as a local newspaper reporter. When she finds a drowned woman on a beach, Jennifer uncovers something much bigger and more sinister than she first thought.

Jennifer enlists the help of DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, to investigate a pattern of similar deaths over the last fifty years. They follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier, whose painstakingly executed work has so far gone undetected. But as Jennifer gets closer to the truth of the killer’s identity, she finds herself stepping deeper into his grasp.

Jennifer thinks she’s safe, but the dark hides sinister things in The Devil’s Claw, Lara Dearman’s exhilarating debut novel.

Review Quotes

“Hardinham and Lister deftly create distinctive dialogue for all the islanders…[and] maintain intensity and chill, even through the descriptive passages.”

Booklist (audio review)

“A perfect novel for a cold night in dark winter.”

Foreword Reviews (starred review)

“Dearman’s debut is…appealingly heartfelt in its heroine’s entirely believable dedication.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The suspense rises as the narrative shifts between the points of view of frustrated, increasingly anxious Jennifer and steady, plodding Michael. Glimpses into the mind of the unknown killer heighten the tension…Dearman makes good use of the British dependency’s unusual topography and history. Well-developed characters ensure that readers will want to see more of Jennifer and company.”

Publishers Weekly

“Atmospheric and tense. Superb!”

Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister

“Dark, haunting, and full of twists.”

Chris Whitaker, author of All the Wicked Girls

“Darkly atmospheric, nail-bitingly tense, intrigue-packed—a real crime fiction must-read!”

Stephanie Marland, author of My Little Eye

“A powerful debut. With smooth prose and engaging characters, Dearman draws her readers into a tangled web of secrets. Layer upon layer of lies and unexpected connections will keep readers guessing until the very end.”

Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter