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Blimey oh riley I was hooked on this book from the moment I began to read. I just couldn’t get enough of this book and I even tried to ration how much I read all at once, because the intention was to prolong the enjoyment of the book but that intention soon went out of the window. I binge read the book in one sitting. Read more here
Neal and Merry are solid characters …. both driven to find justice for the victims. The rest of their team are just as memorable and it’s a pleasure learning more about their personal lives as they go about the hunt for a killer. Read more here
A truly tremendous story which kept me hooked from the first sentence to the last.
A businessman (Russ Marsh) is found dead, sitting at his desk in his office at home. He has been shot at point-blank range and Jim Neal and Ava Merry are called in to investigate. Read more here
Dirty Secrets is the fifth in the DS Merry and DI Neal series. This book does quite well as a standalone, as I myself experienced, haven’t yet had the opportunity to read the previous books. I felt very comfortable with the team of detectives as they worked together. This is a fast-paced story, as murder and secrets always bring intrigue. A most excellent plot, fantastic characters, surprising twists-and-turns, and a stunning conclusion all parlay this into a very quick read, one which I completed in one sitting. Read more here
Beyond the actual murder mystery, I found myself more invested in the lives and relationships of the investigators involved. I was worried going into this one, as it is not the first of the series, but I could easily discern the personalities and relationships of the characters without backtracking and boring recaps. Janice goes full steam ahead hinting at possible relationships blooming while other’s fall apart. Read more here
I think the main reason this book works so well for me is that at first glance it appears the victim, Russell Marsh, has the perfect family where everyone loves each other. It isn’t until you start to scratch the surface to find you realise what everyone really thinks of each other, just like in real life. Read more here
The story itself is a very interesting premise. Is the company covering something up, or is it linked to something else? As a family, the Marshes have had more than their fair share of problems and tragedy. Read more here
I love Neal and Merry – they are strong characters in their own right and they work so well together. They come up against a really complicated and complex murder in this one and I loved what was unravelled about those involved as the story moves on. Read more here
DIRTY SECRETS by Janice Frost
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Val Marsh gets home to find her husband Russell shot through the head. Russell’s ‘angel investment’ company had made him many enemies. His business was struggling and his family and friends weren’t all on his side. But did any of them really want him dead?
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ARE EXPLOSIVE SECRETS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO TEAR FAMILIES APART.
Detectives Jim Neal and Ava Merry are called in to investigate a very complex murder.
Another body is found in the woods and the case gets much murkier.
There are some very dirty secrets hidden behind the seemingly happy lives of the families involved.
Then a drug dealer is shot and fatally wounded in London. It seems the murders are connected, but how?
THE TRAIL WILL LEAD THEM INTO A VERY DANGEROUS WORLD INDEED. AND DI JIM NEAL IS FACING A FAMILY CRISIS OF HIS OWN.
Great for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham.
DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.
DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS
Book 5: DIRTY SECRETS
Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.
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