Audiobook Review | “One to Watch” (Book Three: the Kay Hunter Detective series) by Rachel Amphlett, narrated by Alison Campbell

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Acquired Audiobook By: I started to listen to audiobooks in [2016] as a way to offset my readings of print books whilst noting there was a rumour about how audiobooks could help curb chronic migraines as you are switching up how your reading rather than allowing only one format to be your bookish choice. As I found colouring and knitting agreeable companions to listening to audiobooks, I have embarked on a new chapter of my reading life where I spend time outside of print editions of the stories I love reading and exchange them for audio versions. Through hosting for the Audiobookworm I’ve expanded my knowledge of authors who are producing audio versions of their stories whilst finding podcasters who are sharing their bookish lives through pods (ie. AudioShelf and Talking Audiobooks; see my sidebar). Meanwhile, I am also curating my own wanderings in audio via my local library who uses Overdrive for their digital audiobook catalogue whilst making purchase requests for audio CDs. It is a wonderful new journey and one I enjoy sharing – I am hoping to expand the percentage of how many audios I listen to per year starting in 2018.

I received a complimentary audiobook copy of “One to Watch” via Audiobookworm Promotions who is working directly with the author Rachel Amphlett in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

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What held me in the throes of “Will to Live” and why I was itching for the next novel:

This soon became a rather complex arc where it truly foretold the author’s intricate way of giving us a riveting story in which to feel enthralled. She even gave Kay and Adam more heartache of concern over their personal safety as much as the boundaries between private life and public service. The further we dig into the series itself, the more alarming it is to realise what Kay is facing in her career – how sometimes there are people who working against you even when your simply trying to do right by those your entrusted to protect.

What was really cagey was someone was trying to drive Kay absolutely crazy by how they were ribbing her already vexed angst with confounding disbelief how records were consistently being re-arranged, re-written and edited. The records in question were connected to the case which had placed Larch on her trail – where nothing she did was good enough and everything she did was a new reason to give her grief from Larch. This was a nod towards how electronic records are too easily erased or altered outright without having a hard-copy to back-up the proof of what they contained originally.

As you move through the series itself, you start to observe the cascading effect of everything – how what you know from one installment feeds into the second and I am sure will continue to carry forward until the dramatic conclusion of where Kay Hunter finds herself in opposition with an unknown foe. It is this thrilling element of unknowns which keeps you hitched inside the series itself but you can’t forsake each of the individual cases to pick up on the subtle clues being added to the back-story of why Kay Hunter is being professionally attacked and challenged.

You become invested in her life and the lives of her detectives under her – especially when the new recruits to her team like Gavin and Carris prove they are not just incredibly brave and dedicated to the job but they give her a new hope to hang tight to prove one way or the other, she is not at fault for whatever is coming down in the future against her. In that regard, the last time I was caught up in a conspiracy against a lead character, it was when Beckett couldn’t sort out what was the truth about her mother’s death on Castle. I have more hope for Kay Hunter to have a better ending than Beckett had herself as Castle simply derailed after awhile.

Right now – I feel hungry for more of the series – as I have yet to truly solve one of the cases ahead of Kay and her team! Each time I think I have it sorted, Ms Amphlett happily throws me for a loop, adds another twist or gives me something to chew on whilst I wonder ‘how did I not see that coming?’ – she’s a brilliant plotter when it comes to a Contemporary Thriller – as you can’t help but listen to her stories straight through – not that I had the luxury of this as I had to break it into a few different listening sessions – but she wills you to want to do that! The absences keep the intrigue level at a high height of curiosity and by the time you listen to the ending chapters, your musefully happy for tucking into the Kay Hunter series! Literally, your mind swirls with everything you learn and you can only hope in the end, Kay and her colleagues can walk away like your favourite tv serial characters.

-quoted from my review of Will to Live

Similar to The X-Files, I have the tendency to truly hone in on the sub-plot which to me feels like the entire arc and anchour to a series – in the vein of how the conspiracy surrounding Kay Hunter and the person(s) who are attempting to dishonour her are what are motivating me forward after each installment. I am appreciating the tightly conceived mysteries threading through the series, but there is a moment of curiosity solely keen on finding out who is marking Kay Hunter as one to take-down when by all appearances, she’s a dedicated detective committed to her job and to her husband. She takes the cases seriously and she enjoys the bantering in the office with her fellow colleagues but she could do without the added stress she’s subjected to by Larch (the one character I wouldn’t trust if I were her).

As you move further into the series, you start to see new layers of interest towards this angle of theory surrounding Kay; each piece in of itself is a telling component of the building climax, wherein your unsure if your fully prepared for the ‘ending’ of how it will either come fully out into the surface or if there will be a showdown – as similar to what I voiced before, it does echo the issues Det. Beckett felt crushed under (ie. Castle) whilst it also echoes the trials and adversities of Rizzoli & Isles – these are fiercely strong women in law enforcement stories who are dealing with incredibly difficult issues from a nemesis they never quite understand until they can sort out their identity. Sadly, even then, sometimes the truth leads to more questions than a resolution.

I was contemplating where this was going to take us before I entered One to Watch – as I knew the titles had a duality of purpose – except, in this one regard, I was hoping it might leant itself to drawing us closer to the conspiracy rather than being the bridge clue into the mystery. I have a feeling when I finish my listening of Hell to Pay, I am going to be in withdrawal for Call to Arms!

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Audiobook Review | “One to Watch” (Book Three: the Kay Hunter Detective series) by Rachel Amphlett, narrated by Alison CampbellOne to Watch
by Rachel Amphlett
Source: Audiobook via Audiobookworm Promotions
Narrator: Alison Campbell

Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.

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ASIN: B075ZY63PY

Also by this author: Scared to Death, Will to Live, Hell to Pay, Call to Arms, Author Inteview: Rachel Amphlett (Gone to Ground), Gone to Ground, Bridge to Burn

Also in this series: Scared to Death, Will to Live, Hell to Pay, Call to Arms, Gone to Ground, Bridge to Burn


Genres: Crime Fiction, Hard-Boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Thriller


Published by Saxon Publishing

on 3rd October, 2017

Format: Audiobook | Digital

Length: 7 hours, 27 minutes (unabridged)

Published by: Saxon Publishing

Order of the Kay Hunter Detective series:
Scared to Death | Book One (see also Review)
Will to Live | Book Two (see also Review)
One to Watch | Book Three
Hell to Pay | Book Four | Synopsis
Call to Arms | Book Five | Synopsis

About Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlettt

Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Robert Crais, Stuart MacBride, and many more.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore's TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

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my review of one to watch:

Kay Hunter has caught a hard case involving unique circumstances surrounding teenagers and a mysterious death which starts to draw her attention to the circumstances surrounding the young girl whose boyfriend is grieving her loss whilst being the presumed suspect causing her premature death. Something about the situation doesn’t quite sit well with Kay (or with me) – as she likes to dig behind what she knows of her suspects to better understand the crime but also the players involved.

It is an interesting opening to this installment – where we entreat into a party which has its own hidden secrets being kept from our purview. We find one of the girls’ in attendance has been asked to keep a secret but it’s the reason why this party was being held which gives you a bit of a pause. As we peer into the party through the eyes of Eva, we truly feel the horror of this young girl’s plight in discovering her friend Sophie – it was complicated due to the fact everyone was inhibited by drink. Something I found quite interesting is how Ms Campbell brought this to life by giving the impression everyone who was trying to talk in that moment had overindulged! It’s not an easy task to pull off and in that way, I had to smile realising she could tackle everything the series gave her in regards to challenging a narrator to do more and show her range in each new installment.

There is so much anger percolating round the edges of One to Watch – where the parents are voicing their concerns with the kind of angered responses you’d expect them to have due to the circumstances but what was a bit muddling for Kay and her team to sort out who was involved and why this particular party was clouded over by a darkness of murder.

Larch isn’t my favourite character by half – not just because of his insistence of making Kay’s life harder through her continued persecution but because of his mannerisms and personality. He isn’t a team player, he likes to micromanage his team and you never feel he has trust in anyone under him. It leads to an uneasy tension between the detectives but also, for Kay to find her way forward when she’s constantly feeling she’s under the knife of his suspicious mind.

A lot of what is pinning Sophie’s boyfriend in guilt is circumstantial evidence which points towards his involvement in her death rather than what it could be on the surface of what he confided whilst being interviewed by Sharpe and Kay. Sophie herself was a secret keeper – an observation Kay made on her behalf whilst she investigated her story through interviewing her parents and looking for evidence in her room. You gathered the sense Kay felt there was something she wasn’t quite seeing in the family portraits she had observed on her walk upstairs to Sophie’s room – even I had a sense those pictures might be quite telling towards one of Sophie’s secrets as pictures have a way of speaking the words which are secreted from being said aloud.

I enjoyed watching Barnes and Kay sleuth together – they have a working partnership which aides them well on the job. Their bantering keeps the grim bits of their jobs at bay but it’s quite telling how comfortable they are with each other by how they work together to not just interview people interlinked to their investigations but how they brainstorm what they learn could lead their team towards understanding what went wrong in regards to the person who died. They each yield to each others’ strengths and make their hours go by easier for the understanding they share together. Their scenes have become some of my favourites, which worries me in some regards – as true to the nature of these kinds of stories, once you start to favour certain characters – their either the ones who are placed in danger or the ones who can become the ones you never should have trusted to begin with – ergo, I cautioned myself not to let anyone go overlooked as Kay continues to sort out who is conspiring against her; even Barnes!

Josh was Sophie’s intended betrothal but she was already in a relationship with her boyfriend Peter. Josh on the other hand sounded so very down-trodden and eaten up about the death of Sophie – he sounded so very young and lost. You couldn’t tell if he was entirely committed to the ceremony or the beliefs the ceremony would entertain. Sophie was caught up in a pledge a lot of young girls get pressured into making even if it isn’t their personal belief to follow through with this kind of a promise ahead of marriage. It was this vein of interest in the story-line where I felt my own attention to the main plot start to sway – as it was a plot I’ve seen explored previously, (believe through Law & Order?) and it’s not one I wanted to re-visit to be honest.

It is a labyrinth of a plot to shift through as what you see on the surface isn’t quite what is percolating in and around the death of Sophie – in fact, when Ms Amphlett moved the investigation off the obvious path for us to follow, tucking us into the quicksand actions of those surrounding Sophie – this is where my mind started to dig into the particulars a bit more than in the earlier chapters, as it was far more interesting than what you first believe is involved. I was quite impressed by how layered it became – how the different tangents of entrance kept emerging until finally you had a solid lead where both you and Kay Hunter were quite gobsmacked about where the investigation had lead you!

Happily, this is the first time within the series, I put my finger on a part of the plot where I actually was right in step with Amphlett’s pacing towards the greater truth etching into sight through Kay’s investigation. Ironically, Kay herself hadn’t put the pieces together except there was a bit of a sense she was on the heels of combining the pieces together but she hadn’t quite drawn the picture together at that junction. I’m unsure if I ferreted out the pieces myself from the narration itself or if a similar story I’ve read or seen gave me the unfair advantage to see a tipping point to where this story could re-direct itself into a more ominous vein of thought.

As my attention was shifting off the main plotting of the mystery itself – despite finding a renewal of interest towards the latter half of the audiobook – as this is where Amphlett surprised me by throwing in a wench of a twist – she switches the traditional trajectory a bit which I was appreciative of – even though it still tracked towards where I was thinking it might lead, it’s the hows and whys she will consistently leave you on the edge for seeing through til the end. It was here I started to draw my eye closer into the heart of what keeps me rooted in the series – the relationship Kay has with everyone in her life and the sub-plot of interest behind who is trying to self-destruct her career.

We gain more leverage into understanding Kay and Adam’s close relationship in their marriage by seeing his kindness for fixing the grave of their child. As this is a death they hadn’t prepared for happening and it was one which was somberly difficult to transition past, especially with the hangover effect of what Kay is facing at the precinct. Even after they decide to donate the clothes, you can feel the weight of their loss still being present in everything they do. They are allowing themselves the time to negotiate their grief, but as life rarely allows us to ‘take time off’ from everything else – it is in the background and foreground of all their hours.

I was happily finding Carris had made her return to the series, as I was hoping she might become Kay’s partner time to time – the women work well together and have a good working relationship. There is even a small hint that the co-workers Kay feels closest too see each other off-duty – something I wished might have been explored a bit more than a slight mentioning within a chapter – as it reminded me why I liked seeing other detectives ‘off-duty’ in other series. It is great to see them in their own environments and doing things other than the day-to-day grind. However, since Amphlett writes such intensive dramas, I fear these ‘after-hours’ sequences might have trouble being ‘fit in’ to the narrative.

With everyone previously disclosed about Kay’s miscarriage and the way in which she keeps a tight seal of privacy around her – when the rumours surrounding her at the office started to gain traction, I took the opposite reaction to Kay herself. There was something about it that felt ‘off’ – as why would a fellow colleague share such a personal secret with the team? It not only went against the trust you have to have professionally in their positions but it felt more insidious than just a prank or moment of office gossip. If anything, I felt this moment of lost trust was anchoured more to the conspiracy Kay was trying to unearth than idle gossip or office subterfuge.

The hardest part about understanding the crime scene is the fact is a mess – the trace evidence was giving the police conflicting data due to how many people were in attendance at the party. To back-track through the evidence and then, sort out the order of discovery was partially what was impending their investigation. This in combination with the news of the postmortem became a conflict of understanding the motive and purpose behind the young girl’s death. This installment in the series is slightly different from the others on the level we are not shifting as readily towards hearing the villains thoughts or of understanding the ‘other point of view’ altogether. We were given a small glimpse into the other side but then, the story pulls forward and remains focused on where Kay and her team are pursuing the truth.

I must confess, the main plot of this mystery didn’t grab me as much (per the subject of it) as the thickening suspense behind who was trying to get Kay Hunter herself taken down a notch in regards to professional integrity and her reputation of being a reliable detective of whom her team could rely on. This became even more evident as I listened further into the audiobook – where I was almost hopeful for more insight into the evolving concern Kay and Adam had for who could be behind their troubles. We also started to see the boiling effect of having parts of your life start to unravel through nefarious means, as Carris and Kay started to have a strained relationship. At one point, Kay’s entire team was being splintered apart with supposition and conspiracies.

The one character who makes me smile the most is Harriet, as her job is wicked interesting – in the same way Abby on NCIS has the tendency to steal the scenes herself! In this series, trace evidence and forensic discoveries by Harriet help turn the case(s) towards pointing out specifics the team wasn’t expecting her to declare. So much so, you are looking forward to seeing Harriet come in-scene, as she generally takes her time to make sure she has her ducks in a row before she makes a presentation to Kay and the rest of the team. Watching how her mind works out the evidence and sorts out what she is seeing through a microscope of dissection is wicked fascinating!

Throughout the investigation, Barnes and Kay shared more than one misery over realising despite their best efforts, there were moments where investigations required re-reading witness reports and re-examining their notes. At the same time, we find Kay in a difficult situation personally, as Kay has to confide in someone but she questions if her sense of whom to trust has been affected in judgement due to recent events. I was as surprised as the next person by whom she chose to confide in as despite what I knew of this person previously, I still had a question mark hovering over him as I hadn’t sorted him out as much as I felt I had Barnes.

One thing is for certain, as soon as you feel you understand ‘exactly’ where the Kay Hunter series is going, Amphlett pulls out the punches and re-directs your attention elsewhere. It is all leading up to what I hope is an epic showdown – between the parties who are seeking to destroy Kay’s professional life (for reasons yet unknown) to those who are trying to protect her even if she isn’t the easiest person to offer assistance as she has a fierce independent streak. By the time I reached the conclusion of One to Watch – I had a different interpretation of what the title could be referencing especially in regards to which of the characters I intend to ‘watch’ from here on out.

Note on Content: Strong language & Certain Visuals

There were approx. the same frequency of strong words sprinkled throughout this novel in the series as there were in the first story Scared to Death. I had missed their absence as noted in Will to Live but as I am already on the edge of my seat listening to this series, I was overlooking a few of the choices and found myself rankled a bit by a few others – as some words I simply can do without finding in Literature (per my personal preferences).

In regards to the visuals – as related to the crime scene or other elements of the story-line, I didn’t feel they were out of step of what I would consider relevant and pertinent to the investigation at hand. This installment didn’t push me too far visually to where I felt uncomfortable as a lot of this story was leaning heavily on the investigation – of where you see the detectives constantly having to interview suspects, trace down evidence and sort out the myriad of facts surrounding their suspects as they pulled apart the components which built the motive for the crime itself. A lot of groundwork in other words to cover whilst keeping it interesting for us to feel a part of it all is a credit to Amphlett!

on the thrilling style of ms amphlett:

Ms Amphlett has taken us on the road so to speak, as the current case Kay and her team has caught is slightly different from the original two – as those felt like the typical kind of case a crew like Kay’s might be given to investigate. This time round, the circumstances are wholly original unto their own and even the back-story of why the party was being held has its own particularly curious origin of insight as well. It is here where we start to see how Amphlett keeps the series on the edge of what we are expecting whilst making everything within the series interesting enough to draw us further into her vision for the series itself.

The interesting bit for me was watching how this story developed mostly out of the investigation bits – of having to follow alongside the detectives as they did the grunt work, tried out leads which might have made sense in the moment of discovery but perhaps did not quite align in the end with the narrative of the crime. It is here, we start to see how Amphlett is building her world around Kay Hunter but also, of how due to her personal research, how she is opening up the components of being a detective like Kay Hunter is regulated through the proper order of how to investigate and what goes into following through with an investigation hinged to trace and forensic evidence.

She also only reveals ‘so much’ in regards to the furthering compounding conspiracy behind who is trying to destroy Kay Hunter – you aren’t sure what their motives are except that nothing is off the table for what they are willing to do in order to seek out new ways in which to give her a headache of adversity. As you pull into this part of the series, you have to remain patient as it’s an overlay of the whole series – meaning, each installment draws both Kay Hunter and the reader one step closer to understanding the back-story of what is happening, but it’s the who, why and how which is being left open until what I presume is the conclusion of the series. I was slightly hoping it wouldn’t conclude the series – but perhaps offer a new arc of suspense to follow in it’s wake, or a redirection of purpose for all the characters involved. Similar to what they did after Rizzoli and Isles resolved their individual narrative arcs within Rizzoli & Isles.

Either way – these audiobooks narrated by Alison Campbell, truly are a reflection of the author’s agility in creating a believable world in which Kay Hunter is walking a tightrope between her civic duty as a detective and the vows she is committed to upholding to Adam. Somehow, I have a feeling she is going to have to make a choice between the two – the job or her husband, before someone else makes a choice she isn’t willing to make on her own. In this, Amphlett holds your attention to see how everything will come back round to centre, including how the supporting cast will either shock us or keep the traction we’re all presuming to be the course they are set to walk.

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specifically in regards to the audiobook:

As I am relatively new to reviewing audiobooks and listening to them with a greater frequency than of the past, I am appreciative of Ms Jess providing a cursory outline of how best to articulate my listening hours on behalf of this audiobook and the others I shall be blogging about or reviewing in future. I’ve modified the suggestions to what I felt were pertinent to respond too on my own behalf as well as keeping to the questions I felt were relevant to share.

Number of Times I’ve heard the Narrator(s):

This is my third listening of an Alison Campbell audiobook – as the first one was for ‘Scared to Death’. I am slowly making my way through each of the four audiobooks thus far released inside the Kay Hunter series – therefore, in short order before the middle of April, I will have been blessed with listening to *four!* narrations by Ms Campbell! I am overjoyed because each time I listen to her narrations, I find something new I love about how she responds to the characters and the subjects she’s talking about through the story itself.

Regards to the Narrator’s Individual Character performances:

Sophie’s boyfriend Peter: I am always quite impressed how Ms Campbell can alter her voice to give us the desolation of emotional anguish and angst of the characters Ms Amphlett has written about throughout the Kay Hunter series. In this instance, the boyfriend has such an emotional reaction quivering through his testimony.

Eva: I never fail to feel impressed by how Alison Campbell etches out her narrative take on a character she is bringing to life. Eva had one of the harder entrances into this series, as she’s just lost her best friend. Her whole testimony was wrought with emotional angst and the innocence of youth – a hard combination and yet, Ms Campbell shines in giving us a representation of what Eva was feeling in the moment she was being interviewed.

Sharpe: I admit, I used to confuse Sharpe and Barnes – as sometimes, their voices felt too similar to each other, which is why I hadn’t known what to say about Sharpe in the past. In this installment of the series, I appreciated Sharpe and Barnes have enough of a distinction to where you can almost identify who is who based on how they are being voiced! I love it when that happens, as you don’t feel lost for not understanding which character is speaking at any individual point in the story.

Larch: You almost feel like he has a perpetually pinched expression whenever he speaks – his voice has a hardness to it and I am never failed to be impressed by how Ms Campbell gives us such a distinctive impression about this man and of a character you never feel you’d want to run across IRL.

Josh: Ms Campbell does well inflecting her voice with alterations which reveal the differences in ages of the characters she is presenting to us. In this case, she had a way of giving Josh the youthful voice you’d expect him to have whilst his confidence wavered as well.

Courtney: This was the one voice which truly took me by surprise because of the way Ms Campbell altered her voice from Kay Hunter’s. It was a pleasant surprise as sometimes when you listen to one narrator you get an instinct about how they voice both male and female characters. In this instance, though, she surprises you by how she’s altered her voice to sound completely unique and different from the other female voices within the series.

How the Novel sounded to me as it was being Read: (theatrical or narrative)

I am so consumed by the narrating styling of Ms Campbell, I feel she gives a living representation of what it would be like to live the lives of the characters within the fuller scope of the Kay Hunter series. She very much puts her heart and soul into breathing life to these characters – good, bad and secondary – the characters have such a strong vitality about them, you can’t help but think they truly did live and these are merely the annotated journals of their experiences. I find her approach wholly unique as it feels more like a living experience you get to get caught-up inside rather than strictly a performance or a spoken narrative dictation.

Preference after listening to re-Listen or pick up the book in Print?

Definitely will keep listening to the audiobooks – though one day, I suspect I shall gather the books if only to admire them on my shelf and remember the memories of listening to Ms Campbell bring these to life! Then, after a respectable distance, I’ll read them whilst listening to the audiobooks — a treat I feel is as sinfully delish as the best chocolate desert or cocktail to accompany it.

In closing, would I seek out another Alison Campbell audiobook?

Whole-heartedly, yes! I truly was smitten by how Ms Campbell placed her soul into this story – of how she gave all of herself until nothing was left to give – in truth, she lived Kay Hunter’s life and because of this, we are in full gratitude to her for feeling soul-connected to Kay ourselves.

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