Who Cares If They Die – Wendy Dranfield

Did she jump or was she pushed?

It starts with the hanging woman in the Maple Valley woods; the woman with no shoes, no car, and no name. On paper, it’s an obvious case of suicide – but to Officer Dean Matheson, something doesn’t add up.

Then there are the other deaths, deaths that also look like suicides – but are they? The victims are all women living on the fringes of society, addicts, and criminals. Who will miss them? Does anyone really care if they die?

Dean Matheson is making it his business to care, even if it means he becomes a target..



My review

Appearances can be deceiving …

How I loved this book!

You are constantly hurled back and forth between emotions and somebody thinks it’s a good idea killing women who are socially marginalised. They do not really seem to serve any pupose anyway, do they?

Sometimes the author chooses to keep the culprit’s identity a secret until the end. Sometimes, the name is revealed a lot sooner and sometimes we know from the start who is repsonsible for all the nastiness. If you want to know which structure is picked here, you will have to find out for yourself. I promise you, you will not regret reading this story.

I can’t wait to read what comes next. 5 stars.

Thank you, Wendy Dranfield and Ruby Fiction


About the author

Wendy is a British crime thriller writer who lives in the UK with her husband and 3 rescue cats. She started writing as a young girl, thanks to her love of reading, and still has some of the ghost and crime stories she wrote back then. She occasionally reads them when she needs a good laugh. After completing a degree in Creative Writing & Philosophy, Wendy is now an author of a dark Young Adult novel (which was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition) and of several short stories published in anthologies.  Who Cares If They Die is her debut novel with Ruby Fiction. Wendy is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors. When not writing, she wastes her time on Twitter, complaining about not having enough time to write.