Author Archives: djpaterson

About djpaterson

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

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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Two top tactics for plotting and editing

Originally posted on L.M. Milford:
Whether you’re writing something brand new or breathing life back into a manuscript you’ve found languishing in a drawer, getting started can be tough. Keeping track of your story line and getting balance right…

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Plotting with dialogue

Originally posted on Take Five Authors:
The closest I usually get to plotting is a few scribbled notes on odd bits of paper. And usually this starts when the book is half done. Whenever a few writers get together, at…

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Just Read… Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

Don’t Trust This Book Don’t Trust These People Don’t Trust Yourself And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending… Louise Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. … Continue reading

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