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Tuesday 15 August 2023

THE MIDNIGHT MAN


The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell
Book 1 in the Slayton Thrillers
Narrated by Elliot Fitzpatrick and Emma Gregory
Genre: crime fiction
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


If you open your door to the Midnight Man, hide with a candle wherever you can. Try not to scream as he draws near, because one of you won't be leaving here...

On Halloween night in Slayton, five girls go to Blackhall Manor to play the Midnight Game. They write their names on a piece of paper and prick their fingers to soak it in blood. At exactly midnight they knock on the door twenty-two times — they have invited the Midnight Man in.

It was supposed to be a game, but only four girls come home.

Detective Sarah Noble has just returned to the force, and no one knows more about Blackhall Manor than her. It's a case that will take Sarah back to everything she's been running from, and shake her to the core.

Will she be ready to meet the Midnight Man?
Source: Info in the "About The Midnight Man" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58758671-the-midnight-man on 12/07/2023.


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My Thoughts:
I am glad that I stumbled into this author because this book is a very good read!

This is not just crime fiction, but also with suggestive paranormal elements in it. My kind of read!

I am not really a crime fiction fan. I am more of an urban fantasy reader. Now, the urban fantasy genre is plagued by plotlessness, so, I am used to that. So much so that a little plot impresses me already. I was very surprised with the plot twist in this book!

DC Sarah Noble
I've been reading too many similar crime fiction books because I keep getting our protagonist, DC Sarah Noble, confused with DC Morgan Brookes in One Left Alive by Helen Phifer. I have to keep untangling the details in my head... was it DC Morgan Brookes who owned that big chunk of land with that big, haunted manor? Or was it DC Sarah Noble who was married to her former DI who is already dead, but she keeps talking to? The answer to both questions by the way, is no to the first one and yes to the second one.

This is my first Elliot Fitzpatrick and Emma Gregory listen and I would buy audiobooks by them again. The narrators are good at bringing the characters come to life!


Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = (9 hrs and 36 mins listening time)
Plot = 4
Narration = 5


Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


Books In The Slayton Thrillers:
Book 1: THE MIDNIGHT MAN Book 2: THE NIGHT WHISPERS Book 3: THE BONE HOUSE


 
Meet The Author

About Caroline Mitchell:
New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post and International #1 Bestselling Author. Shortlisted by the International Thriller Awards for best ebook 2017 and the Killer Nashville Best Police Procedural 2018. Over 1.5 million books sold.


The Narrators

About Elliot Fitzpatrick:
Elliot Fitzpatrick studied acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire before going on to appear in theater in London's West End, at Shakespeare's Globe, and with the Rose Theatre Kingston, as well as in international tours across Asia. As an audiobook narrator he has read over fifty titles, including books by Bear Grylls and mountain-climber Nims Purja, and in 2021 was nominated for an Audie for his work on the mystery thriller The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell. His voice can be heard in the video games Kings Bounty II and War Tales, as well as commercial work for Starling Bank.


About Emma Gregory:
Deep and warm, Emma brings a strength and confidence to any recording. With expert control and understanding of her own voice, she can play with pitch and speed to match any requirement: Emma is as convincing playing a curious six year old as she is orating an overbearing octogenarian. And why go with just the one accent, when Emma has an entire library at her disposal?



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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