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Turn The Other Way

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  345 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.

A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside.
A deranged family.
Innocent victims being picked at random.
If you're chosen, Turn The Other Way.

Simon Bairstow is a top London Surgeon. He's performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attached to flatlines, and suddenl
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published February 8th 2019
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Heart pounding, jaw dropping, brings you out in a nervous sweat this does. Oh so dam good.

Why have I not taken time to read this authors books before? That’s just got to change from this point on. If I hadn’t got a few commitments to books this month and next I’d jump right into the one I’ve had sitting on my kindle for a huge length of time. I’m going to get to it though.

From the start you are embroiled into a
Dash fan
4☆ Addictive, Page Turner,

Turn The Other Way is a dark, sinister, twisty read.

I have to say I wasn't overjoyed with this book in the beginning.
The opening plot felt like it went on too long and I found myself drifting off, I nearly stopped reading.
The blurb is seriously juicy, and i was so excited to get my hands on a copy.
But I'm so glad I stuck with it as wow did the tension and suspense ramp up!

So my advice is stick with it, it only gets better and better.
I'm a baby when it comes to horror bo
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
A book to read with the lights well and truly on!!!

From the start the author grabs your attention with a couple hearing a banging noise from a white van. They certainly don’t bargain for what they find inside. From then on in, the story takes lots of twists and turns with plenty of jaw dropping moments.

This is a novel that if I didn’t have such a hectic few days, I would easily have read in one sitting. All I thought about was being able to get back to the story to see what more horrors and surp
The Book Review Café
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime

Back in the 1980’s I was a huge fan of horror books, Stephen King, Richard Laymen, Dean Koontz, I devoured them all, but it’s been a long time since I read a book I consider to fit the horror genre. For me horror is all about my emotional reaction, that feeling of fear and dread as you turn each page, the constant feeling you should be reading a book from behind a cushion (not practical but you get my drift), a book that makes the heart pound and every little noise makes you jump. This is exactl
Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author and man he keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I haven't read many thriller/suspence books to give an accurate rating but I'm giving the author a 5 Star for keeping me glued to the book.

The book has multiple POVs and past and present chapters. Contains graphic event details.


Turn the Other Way the loss of one child leads to a brutal killing spree.

The bad characters are nasty and brutal kill for the chase and the hig
Steven De Bruin
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review time!! Turn the other way by Stuart Dunne. 5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. I absolutely loved this book. It was a crazy ride!! Kept me up most of the night. If you like horror / thrillers this one is for you. This story will stay with me for a long time and that ending was mind blowing!! This is a brilliant chilling story with vibes of Texas chainsaw massacre and American Pshyco. I highly recommend this book!!!
David Morgan
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a psychological horror show! I haven't felt physically frightened reading a book as much as I did this one. Twisted, twisted, twisted but in a fun to read way. The freakshow family, the white van, and the unsuspecting victims made this one hell of a ride. I recommend this fraught, spine tingling thriller to anyone with a strong heart who loves to be scared shitless.
Thank you Stuart James for the advance readers ebook to review and enjoy.
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
This book is a good read,abit of a cat and mouse game.its in two parts the past and the present.a doctor a young patient dies the mother convinced the doctor done something to her and the dr can't cope was he involved or depression took over.the present a couple following a van as what or who was inside.this book was fast paced and different read as straight to the point book keeps you wanting to read.
Kris Knight
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I just finished reading Turn The Other Way by Stuart James. If you love a story that is packed with mystery and suspense as well as huge twists and turns, this is the perfect read!
This was really a brilliant and dark psychological thriller that hooked me right off the bat. Great characters that kept me guessing until the very end. About the time I thought I had it figured out this book would take another hairpin turn. So many great twists, seriously, they didn’t stop until the last senten
Alexandra  Thompson
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book. Five stars and then some. It was a chilling story with so many twists and turns. All I can say is WOW!! Absolutely brilliant.
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea

This may have been a good book had it not been completely lacking in common sense. So many people in the same situation and no one calls for help from law enforcement?! The reasoning was explained but it still made very little sense to me. The coincidental situation with Noah (I won't give it away in case anyone reading this still wants to read the book) was just entirely too far fetched. This book read more like a silly slasher flick than an actual story which was incredibly di
Feb 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Kindle freebies are always something of a gamble (albeit a gamble that costs nothing but readers’ time) and this one just didn’t pan out for me. It had such decent reviews all around, it seemed like it would be worth a read, but alas…no, not so much. To be fair, it isn’t by far the worst kindle freebie out there and it is well edited grammar and typo wise, so there’s that, but other than that it’s kind of a jumbled mess. In order to provide the plot twsts, the author utilized the trick of altern ...more
Kelly Coffman
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok, let me start with WOW! I received an ARC of Stuart James’ newest thriller Turn The Other Way and I must say he didn’t let me down. His newest novel takes place over the past and present, as well as several character’s storylines. There is a highly regarded doctor whose life and path is changed by an accident. There is a husband and wife that seem to stumble upon a crime in progress during traffic. And a daughter looking for her missing parents. How are they connected? How will this story of ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

OMG, Turn The Other Way is one hell of a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.It's a gripping,chilling thriller/horror that holds the reader captive in a vice like grip that's so tight you sometimes find yourself struggling to breath.That's when you actually get an opportunity to remember to breath which is not very often due to the frantic pace,twists and turns and non stop action.

The story flips back and forth between the past and the present and is voiced by a multitude of diverse charac
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
My first but certainly not my last read by this author. I read this within twenty four hours and if my family had have left me alone I’d have read it quicker. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down. Talk about sucking you right in!!

This is a brilliantly written story that had me on the edge of my seat. Just when I thought I knew what way the story was going the author threw a twist at me. I seriously didn’t know what way to think.

I’m not gonna rehash the story for you. If you like psycholog
Lee Husemann
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a crazy ride this scary book took me on! It is a real twisted, dark, spooky, brilliant, chilling story that reminded me of a great Stephen King story. The then and now format kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing as I navigated all of the twists and turns in this riveting page turner. If your looking for a really good horror/thriller to read, this is it! Great job Author Stuart James!
Marie Isabell
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart Pounding!

Review TURN THE OTHER WAY by Stuart James
Reminiscent of the style of Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes. I found myself peering out the window into the dark wondering if I was truely alone while reading this awesomely scary read.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Five Stars!
Jacqueline Eagan
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holy shit!
Claire lang
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? It's a cross between Saw and The hills have eyes only better than both together. A must read, one of the best books I've read this year.
Zoé-lee O'farrell

Excuse me while I check all windows and doors are bolted. Note to self: never pick up a hitchhiker, never stop at services, never drives the lanes, basically just never trust anyone!! Wowzers this book! After I had read Lorraine’s review over at The Book Review Café, I knew this was a book I had to read. Bloody hell!

It’s true I am speechless, this book was a true horror, it was sadistic, terrifying, and thrilling as I sat there reading with my hand either on my head in shock or biting my finger
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read (and loved) Stuart’s previous book ‘The house on Rectory Lane’; I was keen to start his latest one. ‘Turn the other way’ is a dark, psychological thriller with two stories running, one set in the past and the other in the present. The reader is introduced to numerous characters that initially appear to be unconnected. I could see no way in which both stories could come together, but I must have underestimated Stuart’s ability to weave a great tale, as the puzzle pieces just slotted i ...more
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, author
Review: Turn the Other Way by Stuart James Independently published (8th February 2019)
Source: author provided review copy
Rating: 5*
Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside.A deranged family. Innocent victims picked at random.If you're chosen, Turn The Other Way.Simon Bairstow is a top London surgeon. He's performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attac
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stuart James has published another amazing thriller novel full of suspense! This book gave me the chills and the plot twists were amazing! It will keep you guessing right up til the very end. This is a must read for thriller lovers!
S.D. Mayes
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read horror, but this book wasn't a typical blood and gore horror story, as the author gives a psychological insight into a myriad of different characters. Stuart James certainly has a way of getting to the heart of a character and conveying their emotions, so I felt I understood what made them all tick, which is a difficult aspect in storytelling to get right. I found myself pulled into the different scenes because of the in-depth description so it had a movie-like feel to it. A ...more
Mary Dean
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have conflicted feelings about this book. One part of me loved it. The idea of it was great. There were lots of surprises. But then there were also a lot of moments I was confused. I think if the writing was structured better this would be a top read for me. No way am I slamming this book. If you like stories that make your heart beat fast then this is a good read. I did have moments where I couldn't turn the page fast enough. But there were also times I wondered if it would go anywhere. With ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, a-z
Awesome book. More of my review later
Okay here is my review.

Thank you The Fiction Café-Review and Stuart James for this arc copy.
This is the first book I've read by this author and man he keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I love psychological thrillers and this one was a great read. Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down, I had to find out what was going to happen. The book has multiple POVs and past and present chapters. Contains graphic event details. READ THIS BOOK NO
Sooz (P.Turners Book Blog)
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
TURN THE OTHER WAY starts with that age old question of what you would do if you saw someone in trouble? How far would you go? Would you be prepared to go all in and be a hero...or as the title suggests; TURN THE OTHER WAY?

Switching between the past and present, we learn not only how each of the victims play their part, but also how they fit into the bigger picture. A picture which is pretty frigging frightening when you get to the crux of the story! The pacing of the story kept me on my toes an
Lauren Kelsen
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Insanely twisted and amazing thriller!!

Gripped from the first couple chapters, I could not stop thinking about the characters or what would happen next. I had this obsessive need to keep reading. That is the sign of a fantastic book!! I loved the alternating chapters between past and present and how eventually the twists came and things started to make sense, or sometimes jut made you question more! I did not see that ending come and am totally amazed!! I will definitely be recommending this boo
Deb Schutt
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truly one of the best psychological thrillers I have read. This book has so many twists and turns making me hold my breath from the first thump thump thump from the white van in till the very end. The characters are frightening and the victims had me on the edge of my seat. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you Stuart James for this fantastic ride from beginning to end!!! Was this all about revenge? You be the judge. Can't wait for his next thriller...
Donna Maguire

I thought that that book was excellent – it had me well and truly hooked!

It had a fantastic plot line and the pace was superb, it had me gripped and I found myself staying up late to finish the story off, I loved the twists and the plot developed and I needed to find out how it would all end.

I loved that the story was told by going from the past to the present and back too. I do love books that are set out like that as they give you more “oh” moments as th
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