WEDNESDAY WINNER #4 Their Fatal Secrets (DI Mariner #4) by Janice Frost @joffebooks #joffewednesdaywinner #TeamJoffeBooks #DIMariner #policeprocedural #detectivebook #crimefiction @Janice579021

Today my WEDNESDAY WINNER is Their Fatal Secrets by Janice Frost.  This is book 4 in the brilliant DI Mariner series and is a fantastic read that you won’t be able to put down.

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Their Fatal Secrets by Janice Frost

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Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.


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.


What the readers are saying:

Black Books Blog

The storyline itself is very well written, with enough twists and turns to keep most people (including myself) guessing right through until the end with the big reveal. Read more here


Neal and Merry, along with a new detective, Tom Knight, must sort through a variety of suspects. All of them, it seems, have secrets. And one of them proves very deadly to Neal.  Read more here

Donna’s Book Blog

I though that this book was great and it really gripped me – I loved the pace and the plot was spot on, I loved the detail and the characters of Ava and Jim were brilliant – I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book and have given it 5 stars!  Read more here

On The Shelf Reviews

There are also some fantastic analogies in the book, that really stuck in my mind, like this one:

…their bodies streaked with purple-pink patches of lividity, giving them the appearance of of an unevenly cooked sausage.’ Although I will probably never eat a sausage again, it really conjured a vivid imagine in my mind.  Read more here

Orchard Book Club

#GUESTPOST   ~Readers Questions~

Nicki’s Life of Crime

I did enjoy this book,it had a few unexpected twists and the reaso

n behind Leanne`s death was plausible.Although this is the fourth book in the series it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

Every so often I come across an author, whose books I have never read before.  Janice Frost is such an author.  When I was asked if I would like to take part in the blog tour for ‘Their Fatal Secrets’, I accepted because I knew that it would help me get to know the author as well as discover a new series.  All I can say is wowzers what a book this is but more about that later.  Read more here

Book Reviews and More

The thriller element of this story was really well executed. I really liked how it has the common plot of thrillers where the characters take one step forward in finding out what’s going on and then take four steps back. Read more here

The Quiet Geordie

I really enjoyed this. It was a well paced and gripping police procedural and had me guessing right up until the very end, with plenty of red herrings sprinkled along the way.  Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

A complex plot with the characters interwoven in some way shape or form. I always enjoy stories that have a strong villain because it makes for a better read.  Read more here

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Author Bio:

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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