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!

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His Kidnapper's Shoes

3.99 avg rating — 4,581 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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After She's Gone

3.92 avg rating — 2,613 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Blackwater Lake

3.83 avg rating — 2,512 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Guilty Innocence

4.07 avg rating — 1,294 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Second Captive

4.17 avg rating — 985 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Sister Psychopath

3.95 avg rating — 1,061 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Deception Wears Many Faces

4.04 avg rating — 590 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Silent Winter

4.43 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Write Your Novel! From Gett...

4.54 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2015
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Shadows of the Mind Box Set 1

4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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The Autumn Tree by Tony J. Forder
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I've long been a huge fan of Tony Forder's Bliss and Chandler series, and 'Tha Autumn Tree' doesn't disappoint. Quite the opposite - like the other Bliss books, this is a great read, packed with tension. A worthy five stars from me. ...more
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Daria's Daughter by Linda Huber
Daria's Daughter
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I was moved to tears by parts of 'Daria's Daughter' - the portrayal of Mammy is so moving. The plot drew me in straightaway and kept me intrigued throughout the book. Highly recommended. ...more
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A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter
A Version of the Truth
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This is the first book by B P Walter that I've read, and I'm looking forward to more. A gripping psychological thriller, it weaves the stories of Julianne and Holly into a roller-coaster read that hooked me from the start.

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Slow Slicing by Tony J. Forder
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Wow, Tony Forder has done it again! 'Slow Slicing' is yet another superb book in his Bliss and Chandler series. It's a dark and disturbing read that delivers more twists than a bag of pretzels, and never fails to entertain. The characters are well dr ...more
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The Lies We Hide by S.E. Lynes
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I really enjoyed this book. The ending was unexpected and worked well, and the story kept me engaged throughout. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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The Runaway by Linda Huber
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A Borrowed Past by Juliette Lawson
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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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“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.”
Maggie James, His Kidnapper's Shoes

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


message 3: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 2: by Lilee

Lilee White Thank you for the Friendvite XD


Carolyn F. Thanks for the friend invite Maggie!


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