I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for Dead Secret, fourth book in Noelle Holten’s brilliant police procedural series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson. Thank you to Sarah Hardy and One More Chapter for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
‘Enthralling from the first page to the last. Devoured in one sitting. Noelle Holten has become one of my must-read authors’ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series
Psychopaths can take root in the unlikeliest soil…
DC Maggie Jamieson crosses paths once again with Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood when a domestic violence survivor stumbles into her new refuge, unable to speak, desperate for help.
Then another case hits Maggie’s desk. A young man has been murdered, and a curious constellation of black dots has been inked onto his cheek.
That’s when DCI Hastings goes missing and Maggie uncovers a shocking connection that turns the case on its head.
Every family may hide secrets, but not every family buries them…
About the author:
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson. Connect with Noelle on Social Media here:
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Oh my goodness, Noelle Holten has done it again! Dead Secret is the fourth book in her impressive police procedural series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson and, even though I never thought it could be possible, is even better than its predecessors. In a series that keeps on going from strength to strength, Dead Secret is a fantastic thriller that keeps you on your toes throughout. In this fourth book in the series we join Maggie as she investigates two very different cases; the first a murdered young man who has a curious constellation of black dots inked onto his cheek and the second, the mysterious disappearance of someone much closer to home: her boss, DCI Hastings.
Beginning shortly after the end of Dead Perfect, DC Maggie Jamieson finds herself crossing paths once again with Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood, who is in the process of setting up a women’s shelter when a domestic violence survivor stumbles into her new refuge, unable to speak and desperate for help. As the three seemingly unconnected cases keep her busy at work, Maggie’s private life also becomes complicated as she finds herself attracted to someone new, someone she never would have expected to fall for. But then a shocking connection turns everything on its head, cranking up the tension as the story races to its final, thrilling conclusion.
What follows is a fast paced, exciting and heartstopping thriller that keeps you on your toes throughout. Noelle Holten’s writing just keeps on getting better and better with every book and, as I’ve said in previous reviews, the author draws on her own extensive knowledge of the criminal system, adding an authenticity to the story that is as realistic as it is exciting. In Maggie Jamieson she has created a strong female character who becomes more and more fascinating with every story, and I can’t wait to learn even more about her in future installments of this brilliant police procedural series.
Dead Secret is a dark and chilling read that drew me in from the very first page and didn’t let go until the final, thrilling page had been turned. Noelle Holten’s writing is so good and the story so addictive I couldn’t tear my eyes away, not even for a second. Powerful, exciting and gripping, it held me in its thrall from beginning to end!
With a memorable cast of supporting characters and a story that has you hooked from the very first page, this is a crime thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Dead Secret works very well as a standalone, but with past events mentioned and the personal lives of characters evolving, I would recommend reading the previous three books in the series first.
An exciting addition to a series of books that is going from strength to strength, I’m already eagerly awaiting the next installment of DC Maggie Jamieson’s story. Highly recommended.
Dead Secret by Noelle Holten is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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