Maggie James

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Maggie James is a British author who lives near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She writes psychological suspense novels.

Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

Review of 'The Widow' by Fiona Barton

The Widow by Fiona Barton This week's blog post is a book review of 'The Widow', Fiona Barton's first novel. The book was published in 2016 and has achieved both Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller status. It's billed as 'the ultimate psychological thriller... a terrifically chilling exploration of the darkness at the heart of a seemingly ordinary marriage.'

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I don't normally read historical fiction, but I was drawn in by the gorgeous cover and intriguing blurb of 'A Borrowed Past'. What I read didn't disappoint. As a recent arrival in the north-east, and as soneone interested in art, I found William's st ...more
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I love Sibel Hodge's new vegan cookbook! It's packed with delicious recipes, all of which sound yummy. The pictures are gorgeous and the instructions are easy to follow. What I particularly like is the fact there are no desserts - I lack all semblenc ...more
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Another great Bliss novel from Tony Forder. This is the sixth in the series and the characters and storylines never fail to entertain. The character of Molly, and Bliss's reaction to her, was particularly interesting. Recommended reading.
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“However sick I’d been at the thought of being pregnant, I’d never once thought of abortion. Never. I stood up and walked away from him, leaving him where he belonged, on that old bench covered with pigeon shit. I didn’t look back.”
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“I’m not.’ How can I tell my mother I miss the man who held me captive?”
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“Things were still difficult the first week; Daniel never behaved badly but he was still far too withdrawn for my liking. When he did speak, he fretted about the whereabouts of his mother and the nanny; I countered his evident distress by reassuring him I was his mummy now.”
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Richard Hicks Thank you very much Maggie for letting me know. Richard Hicks


message 16: by Maggie

Maggie James Lauren wrote: "Have you set yourself a reading challenge for this year? You seem to be going through books really quick."
Hi, Lauren! No, I've not set a reading challenge, I'm simply a very fast reader.


message 15: by Lauren

Lauren Eames Have you set yourself a reading challenge for this year? You seem to be going through books really quick.


message 14: by Maggie

Maggie James Jola wrote: "Thanks for the invite, lovely meeting you! :)"
You too, Jola - looking forward to discovering wonderful books together!


message 13: by Jola

Jola Thanks for the invite, lovely meeting you! :)


message 12: by Beth

Beth Hi Maggie,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


message 11: by G.G.

G.G. Thanks for the friend invite!


message 10: by Harmony

Harmony Kent Hi Maggie
Thanks for the friend invite.
All the best for 2014 and beyond :)
Cheers
Harmony :)


message 9: by C.J.

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Hello Maggie,

It's a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to learning about your books!

Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
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Bits and Pieces Short Stories from a Writer's Soul by C.J. Heck
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message 8: by Uzuri

Uzuri Wilkerson Thanks for the add!


message 7: by Beth

Beth hi Maggie thank you for adding me <3


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Maggie.


Annalise Grey Hey Maggie! Nice to meet you and thanks for the FR!


Katelyn Shaver Thank you for the befriend. :)


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Lilee White Thank you for the Friendvite XD


Carolyn F. Thanks for the friend invite Maggie!


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