Dead Wrong (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 2)

Dead Wrong (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 2)

by Noelle Holten

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ISBN-13: 9780008332259
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/2020
Series: Maggie Jamieson thriller , #2
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 142,378
File size: 1 MB

Customer Reviews

Dead Wrong (Maggie Jamieson thriller, Book 2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Marj Ward 2 days ago
This is Book 2 in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. The author hit it out of the ballpark with Book 1. This book is a bases loaded Grand Slam! When body parts turn up Maggie needs to determine if the killer she helped put in prison had a partner. A gripping, fast paced read with an ending that has me needing Book 3 right now! I have a warning for the people who read the last page. DON'T DO IT !!! Thanks to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book.
GraceJReviewerlady 12 days ago
I knew when I read the first book about DC Maggie Jamieson that we were going to get along - and I was right! Maggie is back with her original team investigating murders and looking forward to getting on with the job. What she didn't expect was to find herself in the middle of the investigation; Bill Raven confessed previously and was charged and found guilty of several murders despite the bodies never being recovered. However, when the bodies turn up, recently murdered whilst he was incarcerated the media are looking for a fall guy - and Maggie seems to be the most convenient. Did she really make mistakes? This is most definitely a dark and gripping read! Twisting this way and that, I needed to keep my wits about me to keep up. I love that everything is explained so well, and involves multiple agencies, not just the police force. Maggie Jamieson's character is expanded in this second novel, showing more of her personality. Cleverly plotted and well written, this is a very gratifying read and one I was very happy settle down with. There are several surprises along the way, but the biggest one occurs right at the very end! I cannot wait for book three now! Without a doubt, this is a solid five star read and fully earns every single one of them!
CathyGeha 12 days ago
Dead Wrong by Noelle Holton DC Maggie Jamieson #2 You know you put the bad guy behind bars where he will rot forever and have tried to forget all about him only to see him front and center in the latest news appealing his conviction. You know he is not innocent but how to prove it...especially when women he says he killed a few years ago start showing up dismembered. That is DC Maggie Jamieson’s job and she is very good at her job! This was the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I missed out on the first one but was fully able to read and enjoy this one without having that one first even though I have the feeling that in book one she worked with a different police group than she worked with in this book. I believe I have found a new author that will provide thrills and chills and wonderful police procedurals for me to read and look forward to doing so as soon as she has them written. What I liked: * Maggie: focused, intelligent, dedicated, good at what she does – she cares about family, friends and those she seeks justice for. * Andy: her brother – would like to know more about him * Her teammates – I have a feeling that as the series progresses more will be learned about each one of them. * Police procedural sussing out of what the truth of the matter in this case really was * The potential for romance * Dialogue between characters * It seemed believable * The creep-factor of the crime * That the perpetrators of the crime, most of them, are brought to justice What I did not like: * The evil ones – there were a few * Knowing that crime exists and that no doubt this story is the tip of the iceberg * Having to wait for book three Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes Thank you to the author who gifted me a copy of her book through BOTBS Publicity – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
CathyGeha 12 days ago
Dead Wrong by Noelle Holton DC Maggie Jamieson #2 You know you put the bad guy behind bars where he will rot forever and have tried to forget all about him only to see him front and center in the latest news appealing his conviction. You know he is not innocent but how to prove it...especially when women he says he killed a few years ago start showing up dismembered. That is DC Maggie Jamieson’s job and she is very good at her job! This was the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I missed out on the first one but was fully able to read and enjoy this one without having that one first even though I have the feeling that in book one she worked with a different police group than she worked with in this book. I believe I have found a new author that will provide thrills and chills and wonderful police procedurals for me to read and look forward to doing so as soon as she has them written. What I liked: * Maggie: focused, intelligent, dedicated, good at what she does – she cares about family, friends and those she seeks justice for. * Andy: her brother – would like to know more about him * Her teammates – I have a feeling that as the series progresses more will be learned about each one of them. * Police procedural sussing out of what the truth of the matter in this case really was * The potential for romance * Dialogue between characters * It seemed believable * The creep-factor of the crime * That the perpetrators of the crime, most of them, are brought to justice What I did not like: * The evil ones – there were a few * Knowing that crime exists and that no doubt this story is the tip of the iceberg * Having to wait for book three Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes Thank you to the author who gifted me a copy of her book through BOTBS Publicity – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
SVG 13 days ago
Holly Smokes!! Author Noelle Holten has done it again, given us another detailed thriller, a police procedural through and through. My second book by this author, and I was blown away by the massive research and detailing she took on. Her careful etching of the main character Maggie had me looking at her with new eyes. There was confidence and determination along with tinges of vulnerability that made me respect her. On the other end of the spectrum Chopper was as perverted as he could be. I loved the intelligence with which he'd planned the whole game. The to and fro between the good and evil and the race against time to find the other women had me flicking through the pages through the night up to 4am. And the ending line of the book tore me to pieces. That I did not expect. A massive twist. Kudos!!
M-Harrison1 13 days ago
In my review for Noelle’s debut novel Dead Inside, I said that as a first-time author “Noelle smashes this one out of the park!!”. This time for her second novel, Dead Wrong, she smashes it out of the damn stadium!! This is one hell of a read from one hell of an author! There are not enough stars out there to rate how fantastic this book is! Although Dead Wrong can be read as a standalone, you would be doing yourself an injustice by not reading Dead Inside first. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Dead Wrong and I am so thrilled to say it is everything I could have hoped for and more. Noelle is a natural-born storyteller and I know that I am not the only one to think that the best thing she could have done was to become an author of her own crime books. Given her education, working background and years of reviewing books in this genre on her award-winning blog Crime Book Junkie, she is a natural and you would think she has been writing them for years. Noelle and her wicked mind have crafted a very dark and thrilling tale that isn’t for the faint-hearted. DC Maggie Jamieson definitely has her work cut out for her this time around when notorious serial killer Bill Raven comes back into her life. Bill is behind bars having been convicted of the murders of three women, which he confessed to. Things take a chilling turn however when one of the women’s dismembered remains turn up dumped in town. What’s worse is it is revealed that the woman was only killed two days prior to being found so how could Bill Raven be the murderer when he is behind bars and why would he confess? It was really great to catch up with Maggie again, who is more of the focus in the lead role this time around. She is a great character who has been extremely well written and brought to life so vividly. We get a great insight into her character this time, not just professionally but personally and she has fast become one of my all-time favourites characters. The other characters in the story have also been well developed and written, even Bill Raven as the perfect villain, who is just downright terrifying and is the stuff that nightmares are made of. I really enjoy Noelle’s writing which is just flawless and effortless. She had me gripped right from the beginning and had me hooked till the final page. The story moves at breakneck speed, which is helped along by the short chapters which I love. The build up of tension as we move to the climax of the story is breathtaking and is like balancing on the edge of a knife waiting to see how it will fall. I can’t even with the jaw dropping ending which just left me speechless and wanting book 3 right now! Noelle is such a breath of fresh air to the genre and in my opinion is now definitely on par with the likes of Angela Marsons, Martina Cole, K.L. Slater, Robert Bryndza and MW Craven just to name a few. Dead Wrong is a stunning piece of work that is not just a contender to be part of my best books for 2020, it is one of my best books for 2020! It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Dead Wrong which I can not recommend highly enough. Thank you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and Noelle Holten for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Dead Wrong which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
JillB1 14 days ago
This is the second book featuring Detective Maggie Jamieson and judging from the last sentence we will soon be graced with a third in this delicious new series. While a police procedural, it has the feel of a story you are being told by a friend, you feel really connected to Maggie and her sidekick Nathan and the author writes in a way that makes you feel really close to all the action going down. When Maggie’s stomach churns so does mine. Love that we are finding out more about Maggie and her personal life and excited to see if she gets involved with Kate, a psychologist/profiler featured in both books so far. Fangirl name - ‘Maggate’ perhaps. The plot is a serial murderer, put there by Maggie, is appealing his conviction and his victims are suddenly appearing, piece by piece. Can’t wait for book three!
Pineknotter 15 days ago
What a conundrum! How does he do it? Determined DC Jamieson WILL solve the mystery! 4.5stars This police procedural with missing victims and a crazed serial killer who disposed of women like they were trash had all the best elements of a murder mystery. Numerous red herrings, press and a defense that demonize the police, a truly unlikable villain and building tension as the victim count rises all came together in a really suspenseful story. How can a confessed killer who's in prison be involved in a current spate of dismemberment murders? And why fresh murders of the same women he said had been killed two years earlier? The reasoning, motive and execution kept me guessing right through most of the story. I really liked the writing and format of the story. Short chapters always draw me along at a faster pace. Although some references pop up regarding characters from the previous book in the series (which I did not get the chance to read), you really don't need to read the previous book to enjoy this one. The police station dynamics, with a police team that worked together like a well-liked machine led by a DI who seems a bit distrustful of Maggie's ability to maintain professional objectivity, added to the drama. And what a gasp-inducing way to end the book. There has to be a sequel now! Thanks to publishers Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for providing an advance complimentary copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
Tracy34 15 days ago
Oh, this is so good, set aside a weekend, make yourself comfortable, and shut out the rest of the world, you won't be disappointed. DC Maggie Jamieson has just finished a secondment to the Domestic Abuse team after finding out a serial killer she put behind bars might not be guilty after all. Horrified she and her partner begin another trawl through all the evidence in the Bill Raven case while investigating the killing which has shattered everything she thought had been achieved. As the body count looks set to rise the tension becomes almost impossible and, with pressure from all sides being concentrated on her, Maggie knows making further errors is not an option. As Raven is keen to point out, if the victim was killed while he was incarcerated then there is another killer to find and their initial investigation was flawed. With everything on the line Maggie and partner Nathan have to outwit their original culprit and regain the credibility for themselves and their department. It's hard to believe this is only Noelle Holten's second book; the main protagonists are enjoyable, the hints about things to come enticing and Maggie's nemesis seriously creepy. Ms Holten also is an expert in the art of the cliffhanger, a double edged sword as the ending had me both speechless that what happened couldn't be explained and excited to know another book was already in the pipeline. I just hope the wait isn't too long as I need to know what's next! I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an unbiased review and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys high class crime writing and sympathetically written characters as this is definitely both these things. I would suggest reading book one first to get the full impact of what is already a series of the highest quality.