6 Ripley Avenue by Noelle Holten / #Review #BookTour @RandomTTours @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_


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…




I don’t really know whether I prefer series or standalone books. On the one hand, when you are dealing with a series, you know the recurrent characters and you more or less consider them friends after a while. With each book you start to find out more about them and it creates a connection. On the negative side, when the series ends, it feels like falling into a void. 😊

On the other hand you have the standalone ones. You have to get to know the characters in every new book, but that does not need to be a bad thing and if you don’t like them, well you only have to deal with them once. 😉

Why should I ask myself this question though? I just can pick whatever I want. 😊 I wonder which of both categories you prefer?

This author has started with the great series starring Maggie Jamieson. Now, she has decided to treat us to a standalone book.

It’s crystal clear the author has a background in probation. She knows what she is talking about and she does her utter best to explain it to her audience. I understood everything, but perhaps not being English I often forgot what the abbreviations meant when they were used somewhere else in the story. So I took a piece of paper and wrote them down. Much easier to follow now. 😊

The author created chaos to mislead us. Well, to be more precise her characters did that, because I had the feeling that none of the employees of the hostel were very interested in doing a good job. They should have kept the neighbourhood and the ‘guests’ safe and in control but they failed often.

If I have to pick a favourite character, it has to be Helen. She is the eldest of the group, but she sure is the most determined and feisty of them all by far. She made me smile and she was very brave.

An interesting story, sometimes maybe a bit slow paced. 4 stars

Thank you


About the author

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at http://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. 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. 6 Ripley Avenue is her first stand-alone crime thriller.


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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ripley-Avenue-absolutely-gripping-thriller-ebook/dp/B09QBVLB5B