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DESPERATE a chilling mystery with a huge twist (DETECTIVE MIA HARVEY THRILLERS Book 1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A chilling mystery with a huge twist

“A new queen of crime” – E.C.

A SICK KILLER WHO THE POLICE CAN’T PUT AWAY

Please note this book was originally published as “Desperate Measures.”

They arrived at the landfill site to find uniformed officers conducting a rigorous fingertip search amongst the mouldering mounds. One area was cordoned off with yellow police tape. DS Mia
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published September 23rd 2019 by Joffe Books mystery and crime thrillers
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Josie
Jan 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
This was absolutely terrible, It actually gets 0.5 stars. The one thing this book succeeded in doing was putting me to sleep. No matter when or where I was reading I ended up falling asleep every time I tried to read this stupid book and it's why it took me so damn long to finish.

The writing in this book was just bad, and also confusing. For one it was a third person POV that kept randomly switching its focus between its multitude of underdeveloped and boring characters. Secondly, the tone kept
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Carolyngrand
Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
I chose this due to the good ratings. Maybe it’s just not for me. I love almost all crime books, it is unbelievably rare for me to put one as DNF, but when there is a pathologist, described as “giggling wildly” and saying “ well done, give the man a lemon “ etc, no. The first few chapters were not particularly well written but I would have persevered until then - but that was the DNF point. There are many crime books, some of which include pathologists with an off beat SOH - and much better ...more
Helen A
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like it

Looking forward to the next one. Story ending was not predictable...to me anyway. Detective Mia Harvey is an interesting lead character who felt real and refreshing. Too many writers make the heroine beautiful, perfect, etc.
H R Gifford
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Easy to read and good characters, but something about the story felt underdeveloped, I wanted to be more involved in the relationships. I'm reading book 2 to find it!
Tamara Thomas
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Had me from start to finish. Well written. Looking forward to read more of the series
Cheryl Landmark
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
Sarah
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book, the first in the series. We have two murders, both females, the first is a young woman, the second, an elderly lady; mother of Janet who is in charge of the nursing home where DS Harvey's own mother resides. Is there any connection to the two killings? I think it has a great storyline and mix of characters, some grew on me, others not so much but all believable. Lots of red herrings and such a shock at the end! I highly recommend. Thank you
Beth
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good mystery

There are some interesting characters in this book. The main character, DS Mia Harvey, seems to be the best detective in the station but everyone is against and continuously putting her down. That was a bit off-putting. But the mysteries are good. Again, it seemed like bad language was just thrown in. I hope someday authors will realize that it’s not needed.
Dorothy Stone
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Intense and interesting

From the first page to the last you are in for a great mystery. Well written with believable characters and plots. Would recommend this for anyone who loves a good mystery.
valerie gosling
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Good

Book started off at a slow pace,as you got to know all the characters,then it picked up pace smashing read


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