Out of nowhere and starting with a bang, Dead Inside is Noelle Holten’s debut novel and begins a new police procedurals series. Holten is a former Senior Probation Officer and has used her skills and experience in creating this gripping crime thriller.
DC Maggie Jamieson has been reassigned from homicide to a new team dealing with domestic abuse. More is actually learned of her move from homicide in the second book in the series, Dead Wrong, after convicting “The Chopper” of several murders. Lucy Sherwood works for the probation services and works closely with the police, especially when the violent men Lucy is working with start to pile up in the morgue. There are quite a lot of characters, which throws in red herrings for who-dun-it, but all play a necessary role.
Dead Inside is a quick read and so compelling that I immediately followed on with book two – which is even better!