Audiobook Review | “Hell to Pay” (Book Four: the Kay Hunter Detective series) by Rachel Amphlett, narrated by Alison Campbell As this is the fourth and final Kay Hunter audio I have, there is an ache in my heart for having to leave on such a wrenching note as this but have a resolve of hope for what shall meet me in ‘Call to Arms’,…

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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 “Hell to Pay” 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 “One to Watch” and why I was itching for the next novel:

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!

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.

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.

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.

-quoted from my review of One to Watch

By the end of ‘One to Watch’, I was quite certain I was going to be moving into the harder bits of the character arc surrounding Kay Hunter. Everything was leading into this sequence of pulling back the layers of the conspiracy against her – whilst anchouring us directly into her working relationships with her team. It was there, I realised – depending upon how ‘Hell to Pay’ played out – I was either going to find myself treading water or finding myself able to swim.

There are portions of this series which are dearly beloved – especially in regards to adaptation on behalf of the work by Alison Campbell. Combined with the taut and authentic writing styling by Ms Amphlett – this series hugs close to it’s roots in a police procedural drama where an investigative team becomes an endearing part of your life during the hours in which you are following alongside their investigations. Yet, there are moments where you feel if you are quite prepared to go through all of their cases – as the darker shades of humanity are aptly explored, revealled and tackled from multiple points of view.

The key difference from the first novels in the series and the latter two I’ve been listening to is the absence of switching perspectives in tandem between Kay and her current ‘unknown’ villain. The focus is honed more into her team and the ways in which the team finds their rhythm with working with each other on the cases which make them feel restless in their off hours. These are the kinds of cases that are hard to shift out of one’s conscience and the hardest to resolve, even if you’re able to close the case.

I was hoping the bits of what I loved about the series would swing back into the central thread of the upcoming stories – where though terrifying gutting her job is there is a hopefulness about it as well – of how she is choosing to serve the dead and honour the lives lost. I was hopeful on the back half of the series – perhaps, even after the main obstacle is overturned (in regards to who is forcing Kay to remain on high alert) Kay can either make peace with the job itself or find a new path to pursue adjacent to being a detective. Perhaps a new beginning for her and Adam but still able to give her life in dedication in helping others overcome the worst bits of their lives?

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Audiobook Review | “Hell to Pay” (Book Four: the Kay Hunter Detective series) by Rachel Amphlett, narrated by Alison Campbell As this is the fourth and final Kay Hunter audio I have, there is an ache in my heart for having to leave on such a wrenching note as this but have a resolve of hope for what shall meet me in ‘Call to Arms’,…Hell to Pay
by Rachel Amphlett
Source: Audiobook via Audiobookworm Promotions
Narrator: Alison Campbell

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter's investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiraling out of control, Kay's determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Places to find the book:

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ASIN: B079HQNK1Y

Also by this author: Scared to Death, Will to Live, One to Watch, Call to Arms

Also in this series: Scared to Death, Will to Live, One to Watch, Call to Arms


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


Published by Saxon Publishing

on 1st January, 2018

Format: Audiobook | Digital

Length: 7 hours, 14 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 (see also Review)
Hell to Pay | Book Four
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 hell to pay:

One o’ clock in the morning isn’t the time you’d want to shrug off sleep, bracing the elements outside (a hard rain) and being called-in by Sharpe to deal with an accident scene, yet this is how we arrive inside Kay Hunter’s life as Hell to Pay begins to get underway. The scene was hindered by the rain but also by the fact this wasn’t your typical accident as one victim went to the hospital but the other one was bound for the morgue – hence why Harriet was on scene sorting out what could be observed before the real work could begin.

I love when we can gain more personal insights into the detectives – as similar to other police procedural dramas, the Kay Hunter series has a periscope of focus on the crimes – pooling your attention straight through the crime scenes and the grunt work to investigate them from how taxing and exhausting it is sometimes for the teams to pull their resources together in order to make a break in a case. Oft-times their personal lives are placed on hold or are never able to be fully explored – as their work hours bank against the clock in an unhealthy repetition.

This is why, after we’re treated to the preliminaries of this scene, we are able to tuck back into the detective’s lives – Gavin is now a full member of the team, as he’s off his probationary period. I had forgotten he liked surfing and had a cheeky way of showing this side of his life off by how his hair presented itself. I vaguely remember this being mentioned previously. I knew Barnes was older than Kay, but I hadn’t pinned down his age – it was nice to finally realise he was in his mid-50s, whilst it was heartwarming his personal life was finally getting buttoned together.

One thing you have to credit detectives with is their ability to work through fatigue and exhaustion – as evident as we observe how Kay is knackered past the point of reason but she can’t sleep until they accomplish a bit more about what happened during the accident. It’s not an easy case to trudge through due to the rain and the crime scene being compromised a bit by how it wasn’t secured quick enough to preserve all the evidence which might have been left behind.

When Bonnie and Clyde made their entrance, I was full of the giggles – as Adam was infamous for bringing critters home which make Kay question her resolve for what she can handle in regards to watching over Adam’s charges! These two guineas were truly adorable – as they can make you smile as easily as a pair of ham-hams! (guineas = guinea pigs; ham-hams = hamsters)

As Kay and Carris started to look into the driver, they were confused by what they were finding at the residence the driver kept; mostly due to how curious it was the place felt sterile, as if it might be a tossaway – something you could easily leave and nothing would be missed if you hadn’t returnt to claim anything. Except for the photographs they found, there wasn’t much to go on to explain the events which led into the accident itself – until Kay started theorise about a plausible connection between those in the photos and a prior case.

Demeri – finally there is a name to match the mystery – this was the case which affected Kay Hunter the most and which has led to all the issues she’s had to face in the wake of that particular case! Two years of angst and anguish – even her miscarriage interlinked to the time where she was put under scrutiny at work and thoroughly reviewed – all of it was linked to Demeri. Now, we’re starting to hone in on this bad patch of her recent history which has not just haunted her mind and soul but it has prevented her from moving forward – in all facets of her life.

Pubs are great places to unwind – to calm the nerves of a harried life but also a quick place to pop in for a draught of your favourite lager, a light conversation with your spouse and a nosh of food. I admit, the few pubs we have this side of the Pond are just as uplifting as those in the UK and Europe. Community haunts – where all walks of life can dodge in and feel rejuvenated afterwards – especially for the conversation but also the classic pub faire you enjoy indulging in every so often.

Finding Adam and Kay seated in a pub was a nice departure from their regular routine at home – as it gets them out and about, but also gives you a hope their work lives are totally consuming their souls. They still can pinch out some personal bits in-between the chaos of what each of their careers involve – as despite being a Vet, even Adam has long work hours and numbing cases that sometimes drain him as equally as what the work gruels against Kay’s heart.

Guilt over Gavin and the risk to her team overall still plagues the mind of Kay – where she can’t truly believe the growing cloud of suspicions hovering over her is starting to inflict itself on others. Sharpe’s support is welcome but Kay’s tenuous caution in giving full trust to anyone makes a keen insight into her self-preservation instincts. When you hear Kay’s passionate plea to go for Demeri for the sake of her beloved daughter – you feel how gutted Kay truly is her personal and professional life have not just become blurred but there is no longer a divisional line between the two anymore.

The tipping stone was the accident which presumably was not entirely as it appeared but a linchpin of clues tracing themselves back to a man who prided himself in being untraceable; ah, but that’s how he was being caught – by being tripped up by his pride.

The car victim attempted to save the life of the woman who died in the accident – his testimony is heart-wrenchingly gutting. You could tell his remorse and his despair was not just tangible but soul-consuming. He was between a rock and a hard place – no way out and with limited means to make a difference in his life or hers. You can sympathise for him, pity him even but the desolation voiced by Ms Campbell nearly breaks your heart and resolve for the senselessness of it all.

I definitely could relate to Carris’s predicament about burial rites for beloved companions whilst you’re a renter. So happy the compassionate gesture of Adam’s was included in this story-line. Also, seeing a break from the gruelling hard case was a lovely segue – where Barnes, Gavin, Carris and Kay could just unwind and be themselves. The fact Carris was over the moon in happiness seeing Bonnie and Clyde was another moment I caught myself full of smiles – as she has a tender spot for little lovelies as much as I do! Those small little guys give your heart such an uplift with their whiskers, smiles and presence – so much love in small bundles is quite incredible to experience.

You do flinch a bit finding out what Demeri is doing – how can you not? There is so much in this world which is unthinkable and takes you a moment of shock – then again, after awhile, how can anything truly shock us after everything printed in the news? For all the goodness in humanity there is an under-shade to the joys – thus, admiration for the dedication to those who publicly serve all us to safeguard our lives is forever secured.

Kay confides a bit to Barnes – especially on regrets she never felt she’d feel as she was always so confident on her path as a detective. Until recent events of course which not only tried her heart and conscience – but of how tenuous and fragile life can become when you go up against people who not only hold grudges but conspire against you – who seek to unravel you from the inside out until you can’t see yourself anymore in the mirror as you’ve become a fractured version of who you were before the job hardened you against your previously optimistic self.

Kay’s Mum reaction to her miscarriage – the wrecking reality that sometimes the people you love the most can become the most disappointing people in your world. How Adam took time away from Kay for advancing his Veterinary practice yet his concern was flicking through his voice whenever he touched base with Kay; as at a distance he couldn’t guard Kay nor protect her heart from the aches of her job and the conspiracy hovering over them like a black cloud.

The whole case was a giant haystack – where the proverbial needle was hard to locate – each little straw gearing them towards a crucial piece of evidence was a winding path towards uncovering a harder path towards seeking a conviction when despite the heinous aspects of this case, they just could not pierce together enough to gain an inch on Demeri as much as they’d have preferred. Cases like these try the patience and resolve of detectives – reminding me of the hardest cases I used to watch on Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS x3, Law & Order x3 and various other police dramas wherein if the job doesn’t break you, the cases might. The gutting bit though is how those on the front lines of fighting crime don’t always have a way to release what they see, what they have to internalise and how to continually find a way to separate their emotional minds from the wrenching truths of where their lives intersect with the horrors they uncover.

This case rocketed through Kay’s team with a somberness so heavy you wished you could have given them comfort food and a lager just to ease the burdens on their minds – the harshness of it really is how this case inflicted a personal reaction for a variety of factors – either the ages of the victims or the circumstances of their demise. They felt as if the closer they came to solving the case, the further they were in reality from accomplishing that goal. They were definitely two steps back whilst taking one step forward.

Larch is curiously ‘absent’ – something that led me a pause of thought and a slight nod of concern – as he was so keen on bringing Kay to rights so to speak, his absence lingered in the background as a potential ‘red flag’ of cautionary diversion. Humour is one step towards maintaining sanity – a humbled truth aptly threading throughout this installment, as Kay and her team find that in order to get through the most brutal days they need to face together – as a united front, they need to take out personal moments for self-care and rejuvenation. They can’t just go blind into a stack of hours of mind-numbing investigative efforts without feeling the adverse effects of forsaking their own wellness for the pursuit of the truth.

I was as grieved as Kay in the final chapters – I was bolted to my chair, unable to move, unable to curtail my emotional responses – tears welled in my eyes and my heart lurched. It was difficult to even put my mind round what was being said – as so much was being explored within the final minutes of this novel. I knew then – on how this installment ended, I’d have to bolster my nerves and sort out a way to get a copy of Call to Arms – Amphlett didn’t let me down – if anything, she emboldened my desire to continue to walk side by side with Kay Hunter!

Note on Content: Strong language & Certain Visuals

There were some gut pinching scenes – the grisly bits a bit harder edged than in previous installments – though blessedly, only just. The author could have gone full-on into the blunt imagery of what the scenes demanded but she gave just enough to give you the impression of the horror in front of her detectives – just enough placed in front of your ears to make you shrink back in your seat as your listening but not enough to cause nauseating reactions. Although – she came close! Crimes against women are the hardest story-lines and therefore, this installment might prove to be triggering for some readers – if she hadn’t pulled back the ‘camera of focus’ so to speak, I might have had to skip through some chapters rather than hold my breath and see what Ms Campbell was going to keep revealling to me.

Overall, this particular case is my least favourite of the lot – something I predicted would happen as we were going to be on the fringes of understanding who was pursuing Kay Hunter – who was driving the conspiracy against her and it would serve as the climaxical apex of the series – drawing you deep into the underworld of darkness. As more is revealled the more I kept murmuring to myself – this series is tracking so akin to ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ when each of those women had to deal with their respective nemesis’s – I am slightly thankful for the forbearance that series gave me – as it helped me deal with Kay’s… whilst my years of watching Law & Order: SVU was also necessary to offer further insight into the particulars of this case which quite honestly was difficult to listen to in certain parts,…

As such – this series is at the upper edge of what I can accept in Thrillers….

The language choices of course felt pertinent to the case – as to be honest, I am unsure if anyone would have spoken in softer gestures or remarks whilst uncovering the types of horrors Kay and her team were enduring this investigation. It was simply ‘above and beyond’ what any detective can hope to be prepared to handle whilst having to brace themselves over and over again in order to serve the dead. In that regard, the language in this one just felt ‘right’ somehow as it wasn’t the kind of case you could easily shift through and find your thoughts filtering back into your private life without a bit of emotional baggage. I almost thought the detectives needed a team therapist.

on the thrilling style of ms amphlett:

One nod of appreciation I have for Ms Amphlett is how she builds the tension and the back-story of this series – she tempts you at first with little nuggets of interest which start to paint the fuller picture behind Kay Hunter but then, she focuses on her days at work; how she interacts with her team and how they in turn perceive her whilst never giving us too many details about the purpose behind the series until you reach the fourth installment – where all the loose threads start to pool together, forming a tapestry of insight all of their own.

I was pushed so far outside my zone of comfort for a ‘hard-boiled Thriller’, I nearly did not know what to do to make my way through this installment – except, I remembered how Ms Amphlett would only take me ‘this far’ into the gritty bits before a ‘full stop’ would occur and a re-direction would happen to where I would either be blessedly back round in the team bantering out the case from all points of perspective or we’d happily enter one of the segue sequences where a lighter part of either Kay or one of the other members of her team would give us the pause we needed to reclaim the breath we’d forgotten to release!

I fell hard for this series from day one – from Scared to Death, thereby realising I would be a goner long before the series would end. In this, I knew I might hit sequences of the stories where I’d feel emotionally taxed and gutted as Kay – feeling as if I’d lived her life as dearly omnipresent as Alison Campbell and feel blessed by the pen of Ms Amphlett for taking me on this journey with Kay Hunter – as this is a series which pushes you, challenges you and gives you a reason to find a door of empathetic compassion to feel attached to the characters, the author and the narrator in one beautiful circle.

I might need to take a short break from disappearing into Call to Arms, the fifth installment and I am aware the sixth installment is already being written. The hardest part to resolve of course is how cleverly written the darker bits are constructed – of how everything pulls together in a believable execution of where you don’t feel short-changed but rather full of shock as much as Kay. Amphlett has a true gift for this kind of story-telling and I am blessed to have been introduced to her style on this blog tour.

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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 fourth 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:

Harriet: Her presence in the series has been increasing in each of the installments leading into her arrival on scene to be in the beginning of this one – I like her loads, as she has a sharp and keen mind, wears well with her collegues and knows her salt about Forensics. She’s the kind of invesitgator you love seeing work in tandem with Kay, as both play such crucial roles in understanding what went wrong as they sort through the evidence from different angles of perspective. She’s a brilliant team player, too with a voice full of confidence.

Sharpe: His voice is sharpened in this installment – to where as soon as you hear him speaking, you truly sit up and take stock of his presence. He has a strong presence as he’s in charge fo the investigation – although he has been previously, this time round, I felt Ms Campbell hit her stride in bringing Sharpe into better focus for our ears as each time I listen to one of these installments, the main characters and even the supporting cast start to become ‘more of themselves’ rather than voices which can sometimes bleed together – making it harder to decipher who is speaking.

(Original) Car Victim: Gravelly voice full of regret and remorse pulled you straight into the heart of the wrenching sequence of events behind this Thriller.

Demeri: Such an insidiously evil character brought to life in such a convicting way as to feel as if Ms Campbell tapped into a part of her voice and soul to not just convey the hardness of this character’s life but to convince us she’s stepped outside herself in order to bring him fully to life in this series. Full stop: his voice is hauntingly creepy!

Supporting Cast: Each voice felt uniquely spun – from the accents to the slight differences in how their dialects felt wholly their own. I appreciated feeling the sense I was ‘travelling’ alongside Kay as she continued her investigation. The man on the Coast was one of my favourites but there were several who I enjoyed seeing their queues take shape in the story-line.

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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