Author Archives: djpaterson

About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.

Just Read… Born Bad, by Marnie Riches

The battle is on… When gang leader Paddy O’Brien is stabbed in his brother’s famous nightclub, Manchester’s criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O’Brien family must … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – “Opportunity”

And here it was; my last day. Soon there’d be no more arranging apples into uniform perfection, nor picking cauliflower leaves from the machine polished floor.  No more putting up with Andy, who seems to think managing a few rows … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Boy Who Saw, by Simon Toyne

Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. Finishing what was begun’ These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Lies Within, by Jane Isaac

Be under no illusions by her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder. Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation … Continue reading

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Just Read… Quieter Than Killing, by Sarah Hilary

It’s winter, the nights are dark and freezing, and a series of seemingly random assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out onto streets of London. When Marnie’s family home is ransacked, there are signs that the … Continue reading

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Just Read… Then She Was Gone, by Luca Veste

Tim Johnson took his baby daughter out for a walk and she never made it home. Johnson claims he was assaulted and the girl was snatched. The police see a different crime, with Johnson their only suspect. A year later, … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Damselfly by SJI Holliday

An unsolved murder. A community turned against each other. A killer close to home… Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of … Continue reading

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