Welcome to my stop on the Dead Inside by Noelle Holten blog tour sponsored by Book on the Bright Side Publicity! Thank you to Sarah for the invitation! I am SUPER excited to share this book with you! Those of you who are fans of Bookouture like me probably already know that Noelle is one of the amazing people behind it all! Noelle is also a blogger and an award-winning one at that! Dead Inside is her first novel!

20190524_134957.jpgAbout the Book:

‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole

A dark and gripping debut crime novel – the first in a stunning new series – from a huge new talent.

‘Kept me hooked … excellent pace and a very satisfying ending’ Angela Marsons

When three domestic abuse offenders are found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet.

The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered. And he is Lucy’s husband.

Now the finger of suspicion points at Lucy and the police are running out of time. Can Maggie and her team solve the murders before another person dies? And is Lucy really a cold-blooded killer

My Thoughts:

I am going to try my best to keep this review to the point because this entire read is an experience you don’t want to miss!

Maggie Jamieson is an investigator, and her next case involves three domestic abuse offenders found beaten to death. 

The main suspect? Lucy Sherwood, a probation officer tied to all three victims. Well, the spotlight really shines on her after her husband is found murdered, and he’s a known abuser as well. 

Is Lucy guilty? Will Maggie be able to protect the next victim by finding the murderer?

Dead Inside is tightly written and tautly paced! The suspense starts from the very first page and never lets go. Stemming from the author’s experience and inside knowledge as a probation officer, Lucy’s perspective felt so real completely authentic. 

Overall, Dead Inside is a dark police thriller that leaves you feeling unsettled, draws on all your emotions, and completely enthralls you from beginning to end. I read this book in one sitting because I could not put it down until I found out if Lucy was guilty or not. Well-done, Noelle! I’m ready for number two now! 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 


About the Author:

Noelle Holten 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, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside is her debut novel with Killer Reads/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

Connect with Noelle on Social Media here:
Twitter: (@nholten40) https://twitter.com/nholten40
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Blog FB page: https://www.facebook.com/crimebookjun…
Instagram: @crimebookjunkie

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Have you read Dead Inside, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR