Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Dead Secret by Noelle Holten. Thank you to Book On The Bright Side for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my review.
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…
So, one of my favorite things about being a book blogger is following authors I really like as they release new books. Noelle Holten is one of those authors that I may have not found, had I not started my blog. I was so excited when I heard about Dead Secret, and I was not disappointed!!
This series doesn’t necessarily have to be read in order, because each novel has its own case. With that being said, I feel like you’d be missing some of the magic if you jumped into the middle. One of my favorite aspects of Noelle Holten’s writing is her ability to develop these characters, especially Maggie, over the course of the series. You’d miss that without starting from the beginning.
Dead Secret is a tightly written story of seemingly unconnected cases. I didn’t see the link coming, and I was blown away. I absolutely cannot wait for more in this series. Between how amazing the characters are and how incrediblely detailed the plot is, this is probably my favorite in the series, so far.
Thank you to Book On The Bright Side for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
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 was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. 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 is her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
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