Listen up, folks! I've got a wild story for you, brought to you by the incredible Helen Smith and masterfully narrated by the one and only Alison Larkin. Now, before we jump into it, let me tell you something about this audiobook. It's got a rating of 2.9 out of 5. Not the most impressive, I know, but sometimes diamonds shine in the rough. And hey, the length of this bad boy? A solid 6 hours and 51 minutes. Buckle up, because we're in for a wild ride.
So, picture this: we find ourselves in the charming seaside town of Torquay. Now, keep your eye on a young and curious amateur sleuth named Emily Castles, who's just been handed a mission. You see, renowned psychic, Perspicacious Peg, has predicted that someone will meet their watery end at the Belief and Beyond conference, and our girl Emily is tasked with uncovering the truth. The potential victim in this "future crime" is none other than the illustrious magician, Edmund Zenon. This guy knows how to stir up some controversy, offering a cool £50,000 to anyone who can prove the existence of the paranormal. And just to add some spice to the mix, he plans to carry out a death-defying walking-on-water trick during the same weekend. Talk about living life on the edge.
Now, let me introduce you to our list of potential suspects. We've got Madame Nova, a local fortune-teller who might be hiding more than just tarot cards up her sleeve. Then there's Bobby Blue Suit, a kind-hearted soul with his trio of psychic dachshunds, making for quite the spectacle. A pair of grieving parents, Sarah and Tim Taylor, join the mix, along with a bunch of religious cult members named Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Trust me, this is one eclectic bunch.
But here's the kicker. Edmund Zenon, the man at the center of it all, thinks he's untouchable. He's convinced he's not in any danger, and that's where Emily comes in. If he's got it right, she gets to relax and enjoy a weekend filled with séances and positivity circles, maybe even pondering the fish supper menu at the whimsically named Poisson d'Avril restaurant. But, and let me tell you folks, there's always a but in these stories, if Edmund Zenon is wrong, Emily's going to have to rely on some good old-fashioned detective skills to crack the case wide open. Lucky for her, her best friend, the eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel, is tagging along for the adventure, ready to lend a helping hand.
So, get ready for some twists and turns, my friends. It's time to dive into this captivating audiobook where mystery, magic, and the unexplainable collide. Get those headphones on, settle in, and listen to Helen Smith's thrilling tale, narrated flawlessly by the talented Alison Larkin. Trust me, you won't want to miss a moment of this incredible journey.