6 Ripley Avenue
One More Chapter
published September 27, 2022
About the book:
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.
Praise for Noelle Holten:
‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin
‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons
‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole
‘Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt
‘Unputdownable’ M. W. Craven
I jumped at the chance to read this one as I love Noelle’s Dead series. It is a little rawer than your average crime series. I love when a book is basically a crime procedural, and we follow someone other than a detective trying to solve the case. it adds a little twist to solving the murder. And unlikie a cosy with an amateur detective, this is still gritty. We get the perspectives of a free-lance crime reporter, an elderly neighbor and a manager at a hostel or halfway house for paroled prisoners. In addition, we get chapters from an anonymous killer.
Since we are flipping back and forth with different narrators, the small cliffhangers at the end of some of the chapters have more bang, since you have to wait a chapter or two to pick back up with the character and find out what happens next. It is a good ploy to keep you not wanting to stop reading. It took me a couple of chapters to get invested, but once I was, I did not want to put it down. I guessed the killer pretty early on, but the odds of me figuring out before I am supposed to is high. I’m an auditor in the non-fictional world and pick up on the small clues.
A good pace and interesting characters kept me wanting more. I highly recommend this one.
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.
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