Blog Tour Review – 6 Ripley Avenue by Noelle Holten



Jeanette is the manager of a probation hostel that houses high risk offenders released on license.

At 3am one morning, she receives a call telling her a resident has been murdered.

Her whole team, along with the eight convicted murderers, are now all suspects in a crime no one saw committed…

Don’t miss the first nerve-shredding standalone thriller from Noelle Holten, author of the Maggie Jamieson series.

Praise for Noelle Holten:

‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin

‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons

‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole

‘Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt

‘Unputdownable’ M. W. Craven


WOWSERS! That was the first thing I thought! Then the second thing was that I had the busiest weekend that I’d got for ages but I didn’t want to leave this book for a minute. I read it with my Kindle leaning up the mirror while I drying my hair, next to the sink as I was washing up and next to the oven while cooking. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!

I’ve said before that I’d make a crap detective but blimey was I in a spin with this book?! I honestly kept swapping from one person to the other, one minute punching the air and saying ‘Yes! I’ve got it!’ and then frowning and saying ‘Oh, well that mucked up my theory!’

The pace throughout was perfect, fast and action-packed with tons of teasers and red herrings along the way gripping me right from the very first page. There were characters, that I certainly wouldn’t want to be coming across and others that I wanted to help. I particularly liked DS Brady and think he’d make a great lead in a crime thriller series. And Jeanette and Sloane were both brilliantly formed characters too, both with a hard job to do and their own reasons to catch the killer.

Whilst I am a huge fan of the Maggie Jamieson series, I feel that Noelle’s writing in this standalone thriller has really ramped up a gear. And yes, I do know Noelle personally, but this does not make me biased. What it does make me is extremely proud of her ability to write in a slightly different genre and completely smash it out of the park. I absolutely loved it and thought it was a belter of a book that left me quite exhausted like I’d lived every page myself. Well done Noelle.


Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog.

Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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