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The Body on the Beach by Simon Brett
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Oct 21, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, published-2000, fraudio, winter-20092010, re-read, britain-england, aga-saga
Recommended for: BBC listeners

** spoiler alert **

Re-read details:

Divorced ex-Home Office worker Carole Seddon makes an unpleasant discovery on her morning walk. Read by Joanna Tope.

I'm not a rampant feminist by any means *gasp* but I do not like the tone of Brett's descriptions of women here.


Original read details:

blurbification - Very little disturbs the ordered calm of Fethering, a self-contained retirement settlement on England's southern coast. Which is precisely why Carole Seddon has chosen to reside there. So the last thing Carole expects to encounter in Fethering is a new neighbour with but one name and an obviously colourful past.

'Jude' was not really Fethering - but neither was the body Carole found on the beach. A body, it has to be said, that has disappeared by the time the police arrive.

Only Jude is ready to believe what her neighbour says she saw - and from that moment on, the two women are resolved to turn detectives...

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Reading Progress

October 21, 2008 – Shelved
February 15, 2010 – Started Reading
February 15, 2010 –
page 2
0.63% "After her shocking discovery, Carole Seddon gains a surprising ally in her investigation."
February 16, 2010 –
page 3
0.94% "Carole Seddon and new accomplice Jude step up their efforts to search for the missing body"
February 17, 2010 –
page 4
1.25% "With still no body, Carole Seddon realises that she still has much to learn about being a detective."
February 17, 2010 –
page 5
1.56% "With help from the town's snoopers, Carole and Jude make some deeper discoveries in their murder mystery"
February 17, 2010 –
page 6
1.88% "Keen to solve the murder mystery, Carole Seddon uncovers more sinister goings on in the neighbourhood."
February 19, 2010 –
page 7
2.19% "Carole Seddon and accomplice Jude question the death of Rory Turnbull - was it really suicide?"
February 19, 2010 –
page 8
2.5% "Carole Seddon's murder suspicions are vindicated, as a fresh suspect emerges."
February 19, 2010 –
page 9
2.81% "There's fresh drama at the yacht club, while Carole Seddon makes an important discovery"
February 19, 2010 – Finished Reading

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