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Dead Wrong

(DC Maggie Jamieson #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  470 ratings  ·  165 reviews
The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…

DC Maggie Jamieson's past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.

Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.

The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson
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Angela Marsons
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book and used it as my reward for my own chapter count. Only problem was that when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it and wanted to just gobble it up and devour it. I love the character of Maggie and am beyond intrigued by Raven and found their joint chapters captivating. The cat and mouse psychology between the two characters is totally intriguing. The story moved along at breakneck speed culminating in a tense, taut ending that prompted me to message the autho ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it

So, Maggie Jamieson is back in the follow up to ‘Dead Inside’ with this the 2nd book in the series, this book can be read as a stand alone but I think if can be it is good to have read ‘Dead Inside’ as it is a continuation of that book

This book is more of a police procedural than a ‘inside look’ at the probation service and focuses on Maggie as the main character but has the same amount of thriller and suspense in the story

Its a mystery solving story and Maggie will not give up on her intuition
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Noelle Holten is back with a bang with Dead Wrong, the second in the Maggie Jamieson thriller series and feels like it's been a long time coming or maybe I'm just impatient. It is not necessary to have read the series opener prior to picking this up unless you feel so inclined as all pertinent information to help you get on a level playing field with those who did read it is helpfully provided by the author. The story centres around convicted serial killer Bill Raven who simply couldn't keep his ...more
A gritty and dark police procedural. Noelle Holten has crafted another addictive and compelling tale. This is the second book in this series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone; the focus is on Maggie a police detective rather than Lucy a probation officer. Serial killer Bill Raven is behind bars convicted of killing three women. But now he is retracting his confession. And when a body of one of his victims shows up and forensics show that she was killed only two days ago things star ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Maggie Jameson returns in Dead Wrong, the second book in this police procedural series. Another cracking read that will keep you up late reading. It is dark and gritty and at times gruesome. Maggie and her team are all interesting characters with so much more to learn about them all. And after that ending I am desperate to read book 3.

Maggie has returned to her team after a secondment to the domestic abuse team. Fresh body parts are being found all over town , from victim s that went missing yea
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I loved my first encounter with DC Maggie Jamieson in Dead Inside, the first book in the series, so was great to be back again in this stand alone thriller which is the next in the series.

The case that Maggie is working on is certainly quite a complex one. It has her questioning herself as to whether she has put the wrong man behind bars. Bill Raven is a horrible character who reminded me of Hannibal Lector. He enjoys playing with Maggie’s mind and I have to say she is much more restrained than
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating 4.5 Stars

Maggie Jamieson is back in the second book of a thrilling series. This time she is ensconced in the domestic abuse team and her current case is a doozy. She has a dual battle on her hands. Locate a brutal killer and determine the deep and ugly truth by being forced to consult with a killer who is in prison, Bill Raven. Yes, completely disturbing as Raven has zero remorse for the despicable crimes he committed.

While being focused on one murder, that of a woman Raven is respon
The Cats’ Mother
Dead Wrong is technically a sequel to last year’s Dead Inside, by well known crime fiction blogger and former probation officer Noelle Holten, but despite being set in the same world, and featuring some of the same characters, it is actually quite a different kind of story with an alternative heroine. It could easily be read as a stand-alone, although you would then be partially spoiled if you went back to the first book. This one is a much more typical police procedural, lacking the originality ...more
Dash fan
5☆ A Twisty, Gripping, Dark, Engrossing Crime Thriller. A Must Read!

Dead Wrong is the second book in this Twisty and dark crime thriller, that I couldn't put down!
I have had the pleasure of reading the first book, but you can read this one as a standalone without any issues.

DS Maggie Jamieson has been called back again to work a tense and complicated case, that she had previously worked on. But this time brings a whole new twist to the case!

You see two years ago her team put twisted psychopath
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two years have passed since twisted psychopath Bill Raven had been convicted for the kidnap and murder of three women. Despite the lack of any bodies, the CPS had been happy with the evidence that the police had gathered plus Raven had confessed to the crimes. Only now, his conviction has been thrown into doubt after the discovery of some severed limbs that have been forensically linked to one of his victims. This new evidence gives Raven the opportunity to launch an appeal against his convictio ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holly Smokes!! Author Noelle Holten has done it again, given us another detailed thriller, a police procedural through and through.

DC Maggie Jamieson was back, this time with chopped body parts of a woman whom Bill Raven, The Chopper, had already claimed as his kill and was in prison for. Now he made an appeal to the courts to be set free, and Maggie's instincts told her that there was something more at play. Who would win?

My second book by this author, and I was blown away by the massive resear
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the second in a crime thriller series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson. This installment has her returned to Stafford Police Station after a secondment in the Domestic Abuse and Homicide Team (DEAD INSIDE - BOOK #1) that ended the career of the criminal known as The Chopper -- Bill Raven -- who was convicted and now serving life in prison. Back with the team at the Major and Organized Crime Department, she finds that Raven has suddenly claimed his innocence in the death and dismemberment cas ...more
Donna Maguire

This is the second book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series and I thought it was great!

I really enjoyed the first book, but this one for me was even better and I loved the plot line! It was fast paced and there was plenty going on in each chapter to keep me engrossed, and engaged with the story. It was gritty where it needed to be and that helped add to the story, it is very well written.

I loved the Raven and I thought he was well developed and a fabulous cha
Caroline Mitchell
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
Another brilliant instalment in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. This book was such a treat to read, and I became thoroughly engrossed in the characters, who were so real that they leapt off the page. Maggie is a very real, likeable character which makes you root for her all the more when she is dealing with characters such as Bill Raven, who confessed to a string of crimes. But was he the person responsible? Read on to find out. A gripping, unputdownable read.
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: uno-challenge
Dead Wrong is the second book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series by the hugely talented author Noelle Holten. While I loved the first book in the series, Dead Inside, nothing prepared me for the newest release and I am completely mind-blown! This is not a book you want to start reading at night. Trust me on this. I made that mistake starting well after midnight and let's just say I was still up past 5am drinking cup after cup of coffee and could no longer tell if my heart was racing more from the ...more
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dead Wrong is the second book in the DI Maggie Jamieson series, and I have read the first which I loved so, I was looking forward to reading this.
DCI Maggie Jamieson is back with her old team at Markston Police station after working with the Domestic Violence unit. When Serial killer Bill Raven is trying to appeal his sentence and roam free. But his victim’s body parts are being found dumped in black bags. DCI Jamieson wonders if Raven has an accomplice and goes all out to find out who his partn
marnie | once upon a time book reviews
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
In my review for Noelle’s debut novel Dead Inside, I said that as a first-time author “Noelle smashes this one out of the park!!”. This time for her second novel, Dead Wrong, she smashes it out of the damn stadium!! This is one hell of a read from one hell of an author! There are not enough stars out there to rate how fantastic this book is! Although Dead Wrong can be read as a standalone, you would be doing yourself an injustice by not reading Dead Inside first.

I have been eagerly awaiting the
Joanne Robertson
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Noelle Holten what have you done to me!! How could you do that?! Dead Wrong kept me on my toes throughout with some very dark and disturbing scenes plus the mother of all cliffhangers which had me screaming “NOOOOOOOO!!!!” as soon I had had read that final sentence. I mean, no sooner had I finished book two in this series then I wanted book three in my hands IMMEDIATELY!! And that’s the sign of a GREAT series!

We are back with DC Maggie Jamieson in Staffordshire where she is called upon to solve
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another excellent addition to this series! Maggie is determined to prove the man in prison deserves to be there and should not be released! I was sad about the ending but it does tell me there is another book in the series planned! Yippee!
The Book Review Café
I have been impatiently awaiting Dead Wrong, the second book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series, it seems like forever since I read Dead Inside by author Noelle Holten. The author knows how to draw the reader in from the off, even more so when you realise one of Raven’s victims is named after you! I would forgive you for thinking this could sway my review, but you would be dead wrong! (See what I did there?). Personally I think Dead Wrong is even better than the first book in the series, it’s what ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I love most about reading is finding one of those books that immediately hooks me in. That consumes me as I read. One of those books that when I’m not reading it, I can’t stop thinking about the story, and I have so many scenarios running around in my mind when I have reluctantly had to put my Kindle down and resume everyday life. Dead Wrong is that book. In terms of pure addictiveness and brilliantly twisty storytelling, this is one of the best crime novels I have read in the ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…

DC Maggie Jamieson's past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.

Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.

The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…

But now
Rachel Gilbey
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a dark and twisted mind Noelle Holten must have, in order to have come up with a villain such as Bill Raven. He messes with people's minds and the way he had the public and police stumped was sheer evil genius.

After all it's not often you get someone in prison convicted of murder, only for the bodies to show up two years later, and looking freshly killed. Which is enough to stump most!

I would love to know how an author even remotely thinks up such dastardly plot lines, let alone how they
Natalie M
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
Excellent murder-mystery heavy on characters and mind games.

This is the second book in the series, however, it is completely different from the first, and despite missing a good read it would not be necessary for this novel. The first focuses on the probation system and character Lucy Sherwood who makes a brief cameo appearance in this novel.

DC Maggie Jamieson is front and centre of this book as she investigates crimes related to the dismembered and dumped body parts appearing across town. Fore
ally’s reading corner
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and yet again the author has knocked the ball right out of the park.

‘So, are you dangerous?’ I mean come on, if this first line isn’t enough to hook you then I don’t know what you want.

So, obviously I was hooked from the beginning, this book was filled with anxiety and the need to read just one more chapter.

The characters were incredibly well written and I loved the chemistry between Maggie and Kate – I just wish they would get together already.

As much as I
Kelly Van Damme
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although Dead Wrong is the second book in a series featuring a DC, it’s much more of a police procedural that its predecessor. The spotlight is on Maggie from the start and for the entire story, and I was glad to find out a little more about her, not only professionally but also personally. I am hoping for one particular storyline concerning Maggie’s private life to evolve in a particular way, and I have a bad feeling about another private matter, I now realise I’ve given this quite some thought ...more
Julie Lacey
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Noelle Holten.
I loved Dead Inside and this one is even better.
DC Maggie Jamieson was involved in putting away Bill Raven for murder but he’s put in an appeal and there’s a chance he may be innocent.
Maggie is adamant he’s guilty but when the body parts of one of the women he’s accused of murdering turn up he’s using it to his advantage. The forensics show she was killed days ago rather than years, which is how long Raven has been inside, so who is responsible?
Maggie’s b
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, even with all the craziness going on with the virus.
I like Maggie's character and the occasional banter with her Sergeant Nathan, they do drink lots of coffee!
The baddie was a dark soul and I feel that we will hear a lot more from him which I look forward to.
Karen Cole
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The cliffhanger ending to Dead Inside, the first book in Noelle Holten’s Maggie Jamieson series meant I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second novel, Dead Wrong. For those who haven’t yet read Dead Inside, rest assured that the sequel can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. However, I think you’d be making a mistake by missing out the first because these are seriously addictive thrillers!
Unusually for a series opener, I felt Dead Inside’s main focus was on a different character, Lucy rather than DC
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dead wrong is a white-knuckle ride of epic proportions. Noelle Holton is a master weaver of societal and conscientious topics that will leave an imprint etched upon the brain which will leave us stagnated into constantly thinking about the story. It’s a story that opens up that never-ending conundrum of why people act and behave in the way that they do. It’s a rash that can never be satisfied, unfortunately it’s these types of moral questions that make the world go round and Noelle Holton makes ...more
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Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Ho ...more

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