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Bitter fruits

By: Clark-Platts, Alice

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Part of the Erica Martin Thriller series
0718180968 / 9780718180966
Paperback
823.92
02/07/2015
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Modern crime
20 cm 439 pages
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A stunning debut - part psychological thriller, part detective novel - from a powerful and distinctive new voice. The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham.

The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite. As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit community fuelled by jealousy, obsession and secrets.

But the very last thing she expects is an instant confession . . . The picture of Emily that begins to emerge is that of a girl wanted by everyone, but not truly known by anyone.

Anyone, that is, except Daniel Shepherd. Her fellow student, ever-faithful friend and the only one who cares.

The only one who would do anything for her . . . Praise for Bitter Fruits:'There is a gripping, economic precision in this highly charged thriller.'Ralph Fiennes'Grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go.

A compelling read, beautifully written ... A tense, captivating tale, brilliantly told'Rachel Abbott'Once I started reading it I couldn't stop.

A brilliantly plotted and utterly gripping thriller.' Emma Kavanagh'Superbly gripping ...

A very assured page-turning storm I read in one sitting.'Stav Sherez'A psychological police procedural ...

An intelligent and thrilling debut.'Peter Guttridge, author and former Observer crime critic'Intriguing and sinister with masterful plotting and tension.

A bittersweet read by a new crime author I can't wait to read again.' Mel Sherratt'A thought-provoking, atmospheric and emotional page turning thriller - brimming with mystery and suspense.

I absolutely loved this novel, and devoured it from cover to cover.'Paul Pilkington

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