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Today I would like to introduce you to the Ruby Baker series by Daisy White. This is an amateur PI series set in the 1960s and is different but definitely addictive. I love reading the realistic characters and the dark mystery that is interwoven in the background. There are 2 books currently available and Book 3 will be along soon so now is the time to catch up with this gripping series.


Brighton Palace Pier at dawn

BEFORE I LEFT (Ruby Baker #1) by Daisy White

Available from:  Amazon


Nineteen-year-old runaway Ruby Baker and pregnant best friend Mary escape domestic violence in London to find a new home in Brighton. They join a glitzy set of party girls, who are hell-bent on enjoying themselves in the new freedom of the 1960s.

But their new life soon comes under threat. Someone is watching Ruby. A tall stranger who Ruby keeps spotting in the shadows.  This man may have followed them from London. And Ruby fears her dark secret will be exposed.

Then a murder at a local beauty spot brings danger for the party-loving set, and the first murder is followed by a second. Rumours of occult sacrifices spread across town.

In a breathtaking conclusion, Ruby faces a race against time to save someone very close to her, and her new life may be destroyed and her secrets exposed.

What the Readers are Saying

Before I Left is quite an atmospheric story. It’s the 1960s and the party scene in Brighton is in full swing. The era comes through quite strongly with a real sense of the carefree times that young people were experiencing, possibly for the first time. We meet Ruby Baker and her best friend, Mary Evans. They’re new to Brighton after running away from home in Croydon and a life of domestic violence.  Short Book& Scribes

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it, the plot was great and the descriptive nature used really helped you to envisage the scenes and the locations in the book, it really brought them to life.  Donna’s Book Blog

This was a fast, easy read filled with colorful characters. It started a little slow for me, but it didn’t take long before I was hooked into the story.  Linda Strong Book Reviews


This book takes some very interesting twist and turns. It is well written and plotted. The books starts out casual and with just a little tension, but as the story builds, so does the suspense.  Joyce’s Reviews

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