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DEAD HOPE is the new thriller by Nicky Wells, bringing you a delicious cocktail of crime, suspense, and romance:

Cat Hope doesn’t want to go to prison. She needs a job, and she needs it fast: judge’s orders.

Kay Mahon, office worker by day and hacker by night, is on the run from a past life that he’d rather not remember.

When their paths cross, they begin to investigate the t
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Paperback, 415 pages
Published February 2nd 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Julie
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dead Hope by Nicky Wells is a 2017 publication.


Nicky Wells’ first foray into the mystery thriller genre is an ideal combination of mystery and romance.


In order to keep herself from going to jail, Cat Hope followed the orders of the judge by completing rehab, starting community service and getting a job, which is where she meets Kay Mahon.

Kay lives the double life of a mild mannered office worker by day, and hacker by night. When he takes Cat under his wing, the two discover they have a few th
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Marina Sofia
This will please both readers of romance and crime fiction, although it is not an all-action thriller or a fiendishly difficult puzzle. Perhaps it would be fairer to describe it as a contemporary romance with rock star elements and a healthy dose of mystery.
Rachel Gilbey
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you asked me to suggest a genre for this book there is no way I would be able to pinpoint it. There are elements of romance, suspense, women's fiction, thriller, crime and mystery in it, it is some of all of those and yet not one part really takes over.

This is a story that is so well put together it keeps you reading, from the time Cat Hope receives her rather unusual sentencing at the start of the book, to the investigation she carries out into her parents deaths almost 20 years on, when sh
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Coral McCallum
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to be given an ARC copy of Dead Hope a couple of weeks back and devoured it over one weekend. (I have since bought a copy too)
In a move away from her previous rock star romance genre, Nicky Wells has written her first suspense thriller. And a great job she’s done too!
Dead Hope is a tricky book to tag by genre. I’ve wrestled with this thought for a day or two and “rock’n’roll thriller” is the best description I’ve come up with so far.
Without giving the plot away, Dead Hope
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Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
I had the privilege of reading Dead Hope early and while I've read Wells before, this was something different. Wells took a new path with Dead Hope - that being the path of a thriller - and she delivered the goods. Dead Hope is compelling with great character development and although you know whodunit throughout, she keeps you turning the pages needing to see how it all shakes out.

Cat Hope is the daughter of a famed rock duo, one who has it all with, the exception of her parents who died tragi
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Sophie
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed reading several books written by Nicky Wells but all of them have been sweet romance novels, with an irresistible blend of romance and comedy and a hero to swoon over. Dead Hope brought something different to the table with a story that was more romantic suspense than anything else. It’s a difficult novel to categorise, with some romantic elements, some crime and mystery, some thrilling elements particularly in the build up to the finale… Personally I would call it romantic suspen ...more
Cathy Ryan
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
At thirty-one Cat Hope is the archetypal spoilt little rich girl, living off the legacy of her deceased rock superstar parents. Until one day she finds herself in front of Judge Peterson on a drugs charge. Given the choice between the judge’s idea of rehab or prison, Cat opts for rehab.

The conditions of her sentence require her changing her home and name, getting a job in order to support herself and committing to community service. Cat can’t believe it. She’s been in and out of rehab so often
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Hannah Symonds
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was very excited about receiving this book to read. I have read Nicky's books before and those ones are rock star romance, this one is her first suspense thriller. Nicky has done a grand job I couldn't put it down. It is a good fast paced, but easy to read thriller. I wasn't sure if it would work but it truly has and Nicky needs to continue with this genre as it was absolutely amazing and written so well.
Melanie Robertson-King
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read all of Nicky Wells's previous books and haven't been disappointed. This, her first foray into crime, makes me wanting the next book ASAP.
J.B (Debbie)
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I love about being a book blogger is that I sometimes get the opportunity to read some fantastic books as they are being written or are in the very early stages of development. Dead Hope was one such book and I've seen it evolve from a first draft manuscript to the amazing novel it is today! I've been a huge Nicky Wells fan for quite a while, loving her romances. But, she has managed to pull off a change of genre very successfully and Dead Hope is going to prove to be one of m ...more
Nikki
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Written for of BestChickLit.com:

I was definitely hooked to this book! I know people always say they couldn’t put a story down all the time, but I honestly absorbed this one in two sittings. A really addictive thriller with a darkly different (and fabulous) heroine.

Cat Hope isn’t a bad person, but after the tragic deaths of her superstar parents, she seems to go off the rails – drugs, rehab and spending her hefty legacy seem to sum her up. But when a judge rules she starts over with a new name, i
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Vicki Bowles
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm delighted to be part of the Brook Cottage Books Blog Tour for Nicky Wells's new book, Dead Hope. Thank you to Debbie Johnstone and Nicky Wells for the ARC. This review is my honest opinion.

I first discovered Nicky's books about 4 years ago when I started writing my own rockstar romance, and I loved them! Full of humour and fun, not to mention hot rockstars, they are some of the most entertaining books I have read. So when Nicky said she was going in a different direction with her new book, I
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Dave Green
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wouldn't call myself an avid reader but I am partial to the occasional crime thriller, with Lee Child being a particular favourite (I have read all the Reacher series). By chance, I came across this latest novel by Nicky Wells and read it from cover to cover in just 24 hours - it was a real page turner and I found it difficult to put down. This was quite a revelation for me as I tend to read books in small bite sized chunks, for example it had taken me a number of weeks and sessions to digest ...more
Jessie
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book so great I read it twice! And noticed all sorts of extra tidbits on the second time through! It's a little bit of a mystery with several more twists and turns and suspenseful moments than I ever expected. Cat Hope might be my favorite Nicky Wells heroine - incredibly relatable even though she had a spoiled "rock star kid" upbringing. She really gives her all to every new experience thrown her way. And her leading man - Kay - is that magical mix of sweet and caring plus rugged and tough pl ...more
Joanna Lambert
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Rosie Amber
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dead Hope is a romantic suspense/ thriller. Thirty one year old Cat Hope, spoilt socialite daughter of rock star legends, finds herself in front of a judge when caught in possession of class A drugs. She's been in and out of rehab for years, so when the judge enforces a sentence which entails her getting a proper job, supporting herself and doing five hundred hours of community service rather than the expected prison sentence, Cat is rather shocked.

Sent immediately from the hearing to a small no
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Jane
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable read, unusual plot well written and kept me reading right to the last word. I had the pleasure of advising (musical aspects) on Nicky's novel Sophie's Encore which I really enjoyed reading and so was looking forward to her foray into crime writing. I wasn't disappointed.
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Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
"It was all so confusing, so very annoying. She knew things didn't look good for her, but something told her that she was missing something."

And so a dangerous journey for the truth begins. Part one started out quite slowly as you are gently eased into the story. Once that was over I was completely hooked and I couldn't put it down. This book isn't just a thriller, but also a mystery and a romance novel and that made me enjoy this even more.

I really liked Cat's character. She was very feisty
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Geoffrey West
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an extraordinarily original kind of book. It is partly a love story, partly a thriller, but most of all it’s an enthralling mystery. The heroine, Cat Hope, is engaging in a variety of ways. She seems to be a spoilt little rich girl with drug problems, yet she’s also confused and scared, when she is suddenly cast into a world where she has few friends and has to face tough choices. You soon warm to her, as her true nature emerges and she turns out to be kind and thoughtful, in no way spoi ...more
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Nicky Wells writes captivating romance and breathtaking thrillers featuring famous (or infamous!) feisty heroes and extraordinary villains.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. She loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s hopelessly addicted to reading crime n
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