Book Description:

‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin

‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons

‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole

‘Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt

A murdered woman…

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.

A determined detective…

Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger. Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls?

Can Maggie find the depraved killer? Or will Kate become his next living doll?

Author Bio:

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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My thoughts

This is the third of the Maggie Jamieson series and wow what a great book.

I loved how I didn’t see what was coming and couldn’t figure out the reasoning of why the murders happened.

In some ways this screwed with my head as the way that this book unfolded that seemed to play with my emotions.

I live Maggie and never saw her emotions and her personality but in this case you really see a difference and almost a breakdown of her traditional strong mental willpower.

Maggie is great and while I do think at times that she is not always true to herself or what I anticipate but I really enjoyed it.

Kate I am fond of and in some ways I think I prefer her over Maggie. She seems almost other worldly where her emotional state at times is that of almost a Vulcan from star trek.

This story is wonderful and I truly think that this has brought the series to another plateau and one where I didn’t ever expect it to go.

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