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The Patient Man

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  20 reviews
From number one best-selling author Joy Ellis, a totally absorbing mystery full of stunning twists and turns.

A mystery which will captivate you till the dramatic ending.

Jackman and Evans most dangerous enemy is back to finish things off.

The domestic bliss of Detective Inspector Rowan Jackman, of Fenland Constabulary, doesnt last long. His old nemesis, serial killer
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Published February 6th 2020 by Audible (first published 2019)
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Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm already missing Jackman and his team. :(
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Audiobooks are very new to me, so new this is my second book but also the reason I decided to dip my toes in the water of audiobooks as this one has been released in audio format several months before the Kindle and paperback versions and it is a Joy Ellis book so I couldn't wait could I? It is also narrated by Richard Armitage and I have heard great things about his narration.

Alistair Ashcroft is Jackman's nemesis well he is the nemesis of the whole team. All have been affected by his action
Steph H
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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Dele Haynes
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Joy Ellis brings us back to DI Rowan Jackman's investigation of his nemesis, Alistair Ashcroft. Ashcroft is again taunting Jackman and has everyone on alert. The detectives are stretched thin with investigating petty thefts, a sniper appears to be taking people close to his team. They all seem to be centered on one farming family.

The another great book by Joy Ellis, wonderfully narrated by Richard Armitage, who is the embodiment of Jackman.
Cathy Ryan
While DI Rowan Jackman and the team are dealing with an indiscriminate sniper, they are also on the alert for sight or sound of their old adversary, Alistair Ashcroft who begins his lethal game of cat and mouse with a very unwelcome and sinister text to Marie. Along with these serious cases are an odd rash of thefts, including half a dozen pigs, a thoroughbred stallion and some guns from the home of gun club owner, Kenneth Harcourt. When one of the guns is used by the sniper, matters become
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a slow burning story with an old rival of our main characters: Detective Inspector Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans. This will be a war between the culprit and the police and in the end there will be only one winner ready for The Patient Man?
This story is much deeper than I thought in the beginning, the police are searching for a snipper that is killing around town and while they are searching for this killer, Alistair Ashcroft will resurface again. If you havent read any of the previous
Richard Thompson
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After barely managing to escape from justice in bk4 (The Guilty Ones), and hardly causing a ripple in bk5 (The Stolen Boys), Ashcroft may be a "Patient Man" but his patience is finally coming to an end, as he plans to bring DI Jackman and DS Evans to their very knees, as they beg him "The Mastermind" for their measly, pathetic lives!
Unaware of the plans that Ashcroft has for them, DI Jackman and DS Evans are going about the daily business of running their department, keeping the day to day
Ed Napiorkowski
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Similar in format to the earlier books in this series and the characters personalities and mannerisms are portrayed consistently to the earlier works. Those who have enjoyed the earlier works are likley to enjoy this one also. In my personal view the plot was a bit drawn out, not a lot happening at times other than page fillers but that's a personal view. I also felt there were a few technical aspects of the case or details relating to equipment and process of the crimes committed which were a ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jackman and Evans deal with a series of random thefts and a sniper on the loose. Yes, you read that right a sniper, in Lincolnshire. Ellis brings her trademark,twisty style with Richard Armitage bringing everything into the narration for a showdown with nemesis Alistair Ashcroft.

Basically, I had a great time and you want a guy,or narrator, to show you a good time in the midst of a pandemic. However, audio narration shows off the writer's chops and I count myself a Joy Ellis fan. Jackman and
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, police-uk
Another amazing book by Joy Ellis. Im sorry Ive finished it.

Oh boy! This was a thrill a minute. Maybe because I was anticipating such terrible things. Every time a police officer left the building I worried about them. Ashcroft is one evil character.

I loved the inclusion of Rory in the story and the mentions of Nikki.

I was a tad disappointed in the final confrontation. But, overall, a splendid book. The narration by Richard Armitage is the absolute best!
Mar 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Ellis' books are excellent audiobooks in large part due to the narrator, Richard Armitage. Though I realized that in these books, there is no conflict among the main characters. Everyone has the best intentions, everyone is understanding of any failures, everything is supportive of one another. It has gotten to the point where each character is so clean of character that they are absent character. The relationships are just not complex enough to feel real.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
This series has become a hot mess. I really did not enjoy the previous entry and hoped with the continuation of the storyline from The Guilty Ones the series would improve. It has not.

I love Richard Armitage's narration and that was truly the only factor that kept me until the end.

I miss Rory. I want more Rory.
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This wasn't the best of the series, but at least the Alistair Ashcroft situation is resolved. Well, mostly resolved- they didn't kill him, so Joy Ellis could resurrect him somehow. I hope not.
Darcee Henstock
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ashcroft is back, and back with a vengeance! What a suspenseful and terrifying ordeal for Jackman and Evans to go through... and of course PC Kevin Stoner! I was enthralled through the whole book.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
哎哎哎我特别想给这个队一个五星但是这个剧情也太明显了哈哈哈哈哈哈哈而且还是很遗憾这个组一共两位女警察其中一个组内恋爱生娃了最后还是女警察辞职在家带娃了奶爸也很努力最终当妈的还是无法安心上班老大只好放行其中最年轻的一个小警察工作一直很努力当了六本小弟终于要迎来巡警升职的新小弟了新小弟还是一个善良好青年 ...more
Rebecca Adamson
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
(Audiobook) The latest in the Jackman and Evans series. I really enjoy listening to these!
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an ending to the saga! So unexpected. I liked this one.
Stephanie Brady
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love this series
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just under 4 stars. So... 3.5 or 3.75. Review coming soon.
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Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd.
Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writers workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and

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