Dead Secret by Noelle Holten @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_ @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #publicationday #bookreview #DeadSecret

Dead Secret

🥂🥂🥂 HAPPY PAPERBACK PUBLICATION DAY TO NOELLE HOLTEN 🥂🥂🥂 Yes Dead Secret, book four in the DC Maggie Jamieson series is out in paperback today!!

Massive thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and to One More Chapter for my e-copy of Dead Secret. I also bought a kindle copy back in April and my paperback copy is due to arrive today (not obsessed in the slightest 😂)

The Blurb

‘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…

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What Did I Think?

So I’m back in Staffordshire with the tenacious Maggie Jamieson and the other characters I’ve come to love over the past three books. This time there are two cases to solve – are they connected? Is this just a coincidence??!

First up, the brutal murder of a young man. The killer has left evidence pointing in one unbelievable direction. But add to that case two, the missing Hastings family. How can three adults just vanish especially one in the police? These two cases stretch the team to their limits and Maggie’s detective instinct is put to the test.

I love my trips to Staffordshire. The different intertwined story threads make for a fast paced read, jumping from the investigation (with the injection of Maggie’s personal life) to this mysterious individual at Lucy’s so-to-be-opened refuge. This young woman really intrigued me. I wanted to know who or what she was running from but her reluctance to share anything other than her first name taunted my curiosity throughout. And oh my life, the climax to the story 😱😱😱

Holten has crafted another addictive read that I devoured over a couple of evenings. My attention was well and truly kidnapped over that time. This series just keeps getting better! Can’t wait for Dead Mercy later this year after that cliffhanger!!!

Who Is Noelle Holten?

Noelle Holten

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 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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