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  • Writer's pictureRachel Abbott

The Devil in the Marshalsea – Antonia Hodgson

This is the first book in the Thomas Hawkins series by Antonia Hodgson. I had already read the third book – A Death at Fountains Abbey – but these books really can be read in any order. Thomas Hawkins is thrown into a debtors’ prison in the early 18th century, and it’s a place that is both terrifying and fascinating. Tom is faced with a choice – expose the truth of the murder of one of the debtors, or he may be the next to die. What I love most about this book is the amazing sense of place – a world which I had never imagined.

Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh

I was so looking forward to this book, having loved I Let You Go and I See You from this author. It tells the story of a young woman, Anna, who has lost both of her parents to suicide. She struggles to believe that they would end their lives this way and leave her alone. She begins to believe there is far more to this than she first imagined. But is she putting her own future in danger? This one is a real treat for lovers of psychological fiction

Where the Missing Go - Emma Rowley

Kate is working at a missing persons helpline when she receives a call from a girl called Sophie. She wants Kate to let her parents know that she is safe. But Kate knows Sophie isn’t safe. Because Sophie has been missing for months. And she is Kate’s daughter. I found this story both gripping and all too plausible - well worth a read.


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