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The Couple on Cedar Close

Dan Riley series
Written by: Anna-Lou Weatherley
Narrated by: James Lailey
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins

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Publisher's Summary

One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband, Robert, is having an affair.

Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live - a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen.

Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom.

Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife, Laurie, sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. 

She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert.

The trouble is, no-one believes her....

An utterly gripping thriller about the dark secrets that lie behind closed doors. Perfect for fans of JP Delaney’s The Girl Before and Gone Girl, The Couple on Cedar Close will keep you listening late into the night.

©2019 Anna-Lou Watherley (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
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  • scott comeaux
  • 24-06-19

I listened to the 1st book

I listened to the first book with Dan Riley as the main character and I gave it 5 stars. This book was great. however, I knew who the killer was very early on in the book. I like to be fooled with my guesses and predicted everything in this book... but it is a great story line.

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  • jan
  • 15-06-19

good for commuting

good characters, not especially thrilling or suspenseful but kept me listening. I'll try another by this author

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  • Karenique
  • 31-05-20

A Brit thriller worth the listen

A psychological drama by author Anna-Lou Weatherley and superb narration by James Lailey made this murder mystery kept me wanting more. I did have part of this figured out right away but there are other subplots to keep you on the edge of your seat. And just who is “Kiki”? Expertly narrated by James Lailey (a new and now favored one for me) brings this tale to life with this characters’ voices, including female (sometimes that can be a nightmare). I look forward to more from him. I bought this audiobook for $11. I don’t waste a credit on reasonably priced books. Recommended.

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  • jkrahnert3
  • 02-05-20

Predictable thriller

This was a very predictable story but I still enjoyed it for the most part.

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  • MJP
  • 10-06-19

Loved it

I loved this book. The narration was outstanding. All the characters and plot kept you on the edge of your seat. I will look for books by this writer and narrator again! The storyline and narration were outstanding.

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  • Darryl Malcolm
  • 09-06-20

twists kept well disguised

great character development and subplots..will definitely seek out other books by author...great lead character...slightly flawed but not frustrating...

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  • barbara
  • 11-05-20

The Couple on Cedar Close

Fantastic book from beginning to end, loved the story, the characters and the ending. I will definitely be reading/listening to more of this author. The narration was excellent, the voice perfect for the character.

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  • kara
  • 01-08-19

Kind of Drawn Out

Good book but once I figured out the mystery, I lost interest. I was only half way through the novel at this point.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-19

so good!!

such a good book! Gripping right from the start, until the very end. I couldn't wait to listen to it every day.

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  • artlover
  • 02-06-19

Great book/listen

Really enjoying the Denial Reilly series, looking forward to the next edition. I've just discovered this writer and love her style of writng.

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  • Ms Gloria James
  • 01-06-19

Loved this !

Great from start to finish. Really good storyline. Sorry when I reached the end.Would love more like this.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 07-10-19

The couple on cedar close

Brilliant book fascinating story line really enjoyed it. Good narration going to see if there's any more in the series.

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  • Lynsey
  • 02-10-19

Predictable but enjoyable

I love the narrator and Detective Riley so had no trouble listening to the whole story but guessed very early on who was responsible. Still a very good listen but lacked the suspense of the first novel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-19

fabulous

Blooming marvelous, from start to finish. only 1 downside, there is no more books in this series 😭

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  • Ann D
  • 06-06-19

Compelling!

This is the authors second novel in this series. Both have been very compelling, with excellent, engaging characters, both good and bad. Given her background, I still find this rather surprising, but that is an aside. I very much enjoyed listening to this and found it hard to put down. It loses a star for me due to playing fast and loose with the ethical constraints on the Psychologist regarding confidentially! The narration was also very good and just loses one star due to the ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ and somewhat OTT rendition of the Geordie accent.

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  • Debbie
  • 02-06-19

Great story - couldn’t put it down!

Another great adventure in the Dan Riley series. I liked the way the murderer was revealed to the reader part way through and you become hooked on the chase to catch them, with DI Riley’s “intuition”. Many twists & turns. I found myself willing the coppers to work the clues and find the killer - had a few late to bed nights because I couldn’t stop listening! There’s a few more police acronyms in this 2nd book which I felt the narrator was reading in code at times, but nothing you can’t work out. The narrator once again did a good job of portraying Riley as the well worn but caring London copper. The story left wide open for another book to come, which I hope turns up soon. Not for a reader who likes “who done it?” Books but great for readers who enjoy the twists & turns of a police chase. Loved it! Hurry up with the next book in the series!!

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  • Naomi
  • 26-05-20

Another fantastic detective Dan Riley novel!

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It was so well written and such a gripping story!

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  • Liz
  • 29-04-20

Brilliant!

This had me gripped from the start. I think I guessed who the murderer was quite early on, but that didn’t spoil the story or the anticipation.
Excellently narrated.
Can thoroughly recommend.

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  • ann gayford
  • 31-03-20

emjoyable

although I am not a lover of books that jump back and forward in time I still enjoyed this one, second in series and I look forward to the third

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 20-11-19

Babies galore

This is a good yarn. Perhaps a bit far fetched but lots of juicy murders. I liked it.

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  • Deneey
  • 12-08-19

FANTASTIC READ

Absolutely loved this audio book! Especially the narrator James Lailey - The best narrator of a story I have ever heard, brilliant.

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  • Helen Brown
  • 22-06-19

Loved this book

Believable characters, good story, could not stop listening.
New author to me, will be reading more of her books. Thank you Anna-Lou Weatherley 👍🏼