Jeanette is the manager of a probation hostel that houses high risk offenders released on license.
At 3am one morning, she receives a call telling her a resident has been murdered.
Her whole team, along with the eight convicted murderers, are now all suspects in a crime no one saw committed…
Don’t miss the first nerve-shredding standalone thriller from Noelle Holten, author of the Maggie Jamieson series.
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at http://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.
My thoughts: this was a clever thriller with elements of the locked room and country house murder mysteries. The suspects are all either residents or staff at a probation hostel. One which houses seriously violent offenders. Incredibly unpopular with local residents and in the press.
Danny Wells killed his partner, and now, years later, someone has killed him. The police are sure the killer is connected with the hostel. As is local resident Helen and journalist Sadie. They’re both keeping a close eye on events.
But the killer is spiralling and the secrets of 6 Ripley Avenue are all coming out.
Clever, and with plenty of suspects and red herrings, this is an enjoyable standalone thriller.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.