Thursday 14 May 2020

Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten @nholten40 BLOG TOUR @0neMoreChapter_ @BOTBSPublicity #DeadWrong #BlogTour

DC Maggie Jamieson's past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.
Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.
The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…

But now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town.
Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find.

Because even if the other missing women are still alive, one thing’s for certain: they don’t have long left to live…

Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten is published today in paperback by One More Chapter, and is book two in the Maggie Jamieson series. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review,  and to Sarah Hardy from Book On The BrightSide Publicity who invited me to take part on the Blog Tour

I read and reviewed Dead Inside, the first in this series, back in June last year.  I really enjoyed that first book from Noelle, and have been looking forward to this next instalment ever since.

Well, if I were Noelle herself, who is not only a talented author, but a fabulous crime fiction blogger, I'd probably start my review with an exclamation such as BOOM!  OMFG!, because that's how she rolls my friends. Read her reviews, then read her books, she is full of the explosions

So what do I say about this book?  Well, let's just say that I finished it very late at night after being totally hooked and as I turned the last page, I just stared at #TheBloke and shouted 'what on earth??'
I then went to bed, and I then spent the night either tossing or turning, or being visited in my dreams by sneering men waving body parts about.

Whilst the first in this series didn't feature Maggie Jamieson quite so much, she is certainly the star of Dead Wrong. This author has fine tuned her lead character and brings us a woman who is dedicated, yet flawed. Determined, yet sometimes desperate, but always always true to herself, and her team. 

A few years ago Maggie put Bill 'The Chopper' Raven behind bars. A despicable excuse of a man who confessed to killing women. He's been safely rotting away in his prison cell ever since. When body parts are discovered on Maggie's patch, she has no idea that she's going to be thrust right back in the nightmare that is Bill Raven's world, for those body parts belong to one of his alleged victims ...... and they only died a few days before they were found.

So, Raven confessed to killing women that obviously were not dead. Maggie and her boss Nathan, along with Dr Kate Molony are perplexed, but determined to get to the bottom of a case that becomes increasingly dark and murky.

This is a clever and very twisted tale, that keeps the reader firmly on their toes. Not only are we there at the forefront of the police investigation, we are given flashes into the mind of Raven too, along with some fairly brutal images of the victims of some horrendous crime.

Readers also get to know much more about the characters. The author has developed them well, giving them their own interesting and unique stories, and certainly left me wanting to know more about their personal lives. There's one particular character who intrigues me, I don't trust them one little bit and am keen to find out where the author is going to take them, and me!

Once more, Noelle Holten's extensive experience of working within the criminal justice sector herself shines through in her writing. She explains procedure really well, incorporating it into the storyline without it feeling like a text book lesson in how officialdom works. 

I had no idea where this story was leading; it's devilishly clever and very well structured. And then, there's that final page. It floored me, it really stunned me. Speechless. Lost for words. 

Dead Inside was great, Dead Wrong is excellent, where will Noelle Holten take Maggie next? Can't wait for book three.

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at 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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