9 October 2018

Review: FINAL CUT (Cherringham 17), Matthew Costello, Neil Richards - audio book

  • from Audible
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-22-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lübbe Audio
Synopsis ( Audible)

When a big movie production comes to Cherringham, complete with lords, ladies, and flashing swords, the whole village is abuzz with excitement. But when a series of dangerous accidents threatens the life of the young lead, Zoe Harding, Sarah and Jack get involved. Are these really accidents? Or could they be something more sinister - even deadly? Who is trying to destroy the career of the beautiful young star - and why?

Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

My Take

Judging by my fellow listener's reaction to the ending of this episode in the Cherringham series, I might have "done my dash" here for a while. While the plot was fine, the motives behind the series of accidents threatening Zoe Harding were a bit far-fetched, and in the long run, the ending was a disappointing and a bit lame.

The stories are beginning to remind me too much of Midsomer coincidences.

My rating: 3.8

I've also listened to
4.1, Cherringham 1-3
4.3, THE LAST PUZZLE, Cherringham 16
4.2, SECRET SANTA, Cherringham 25 

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