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Evan Only Knows

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Soundings Audio Books (1 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407903330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407903330
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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When Constable Evan Evans and his new fiancee decide to take a trip south from their Welsh village of Llanfair to visit Evan's mother, they are met with disturbing news: the young thug convicted of killing Evan's father is accused of murder again. Yet when Evan meets Tony Mancini, he finds, not the ice-cold killer he was expecting, but a frightened young lad who swears he's innocent. Mancini served only four years for the death of Evan's father, but this time, up on a charge of killing Alison Turnbull, his boss's teenage daughter, he could go down for life. Against his own wishes - and those of his superiors - Evan finds himself compelled to investigate. But is he right to believe Mancini? And how can he reconcile his actions with the death of his father? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
When foot and mouth disease makes its way to Wales, Constable Evan Evans finds himself caught between his job and his friends in the village. When his boss offers him time off, he and his fiancee Bronwen decide to go visit each other's family.
They've hardly arrived at Mrs. Evans in Swansea before they get the news. The young man who killed Evan's father years ago has just been arrested for another murder. Called into the hearing to keep him in jail without bail, Evan makes a startling discovery - he thinks the kid is innocent this time. Now he must sneak around behind the backs of the police and his mother to find the real killer. But will he alienate all those he loves as a result?
Normally, I love this series. It's a light, fun excursion to a part of the world I would love to visit. This book was a disappointment, however. The tone of the book is significantly darker then the others in the series, not providing the escape I was looking for. The biggest problem is the plot. It starts rather slowly and doesn't really get rolling until about a third of the way into the book. Then, I had everything but the motive figured out about 80 pages before the end. On the bright side, we get to see significantly more of Bronwen then normal, and her interaction with Evan is some of the best in the series. She definitely needs more page time in future books.
This book has some great moments and fans of the series will certainly enjoy it. But if you're new to this great series, don't start here and don't judge the entire series by this book.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It is very boring . I was waiting for something like Hamish but it is very depressing. I read the 'Evans' s gate which was a thrilling one and it was fair but this one I can' read it even I get trying and trying. I have read all the serie of Lady Georgina Rannoch and really loved it. Althought the autor is the same the style is very diferent .
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I have enjoyed reading all the Evans series of books.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 37 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars When the past won't remain the past: Constable Evans' return to southern Wales 20 April 2017
By Murph01 - Published on Amazon.com
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Constable Evans' luck seems to have changed--things around the village are calm, he and Bronwyn are doing fine, and he is scheduled to start training to become a detective. Then he gets a call to come to headquarters, and the world turns--they are all informed that Agriculture Ministry is coming to slaughter all of the sheep because of disease, and his training has been cancelled due to the emergency. Stressed by the thought of being part of the coming destruction, he decides to take leave to see his mom who has been ill, and he is taking Bronwyn, who will meet his mom for the first time, as her parents will meet him for the first time. But this escape turns bad when they discover that the young man who killed his dad has been arrested for rape and murder.
This intense mystery is wonderfully handled, dealing thematically with tension between doing what's right even when that feels terrible. I have enjoyed this series thus far, but feel the last two books have shown more depth and more intensity than the earlier books.
4.0 out of 5 stars An all-'round good guy 21 Mar. 2017
By R - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like constable Evans. He's an honest man struggling against the crime and his own emotions and sometimes his superior officers.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Constable Evans Mysteries are fun reads! 9 July 2014
By dhbailey - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm rereading this series for the third time -- Rhys Bowen created a wonderful set of characters in a charming setting in Wales and all through the series it is a joy to watch the characters grow as they encounter new problems to be overcome. I wish that Ms. Bowen's publishers hadn't made her stop this series, but at least when it ends it's in a good place. I hope they allow her to start it up again. These are all fun reads!
4.0 out of 5 stars The characters become "friends" you like to visit with 8 Dec. 2015
By coca-cola-girl1 - Published on Amazon.com
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Always an enjoyable story. The characters become "friends" you like to visit with.
And the plot develops from book to book (the relationship between Evan and Bronwen).
4.0 out of 5 stars More please 29 Jan. 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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As I have written about all of her books. they are very good and informative about the location and the population. Please more of this series.
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