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Sole Survivor

(DI Jemima Huxley Thrillers #2)

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It’s another disturbing murder case for DI Huxley! Perfect for fans of Mark Edwards, Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Leigh Russell.

Forget what you think you know…

After dealing with the most harrowing case of her career, Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley was pushed to breaking point.

And now another brutal murder case has struck the local community.

A family of five were
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Published March 6th 2020 by Sapere Books
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Linda Strong
3.5 STARS

A family of 5 are viciously attacked in their home. Only a teenage daughter survived, but it is uncertain that she will recover from her brutal injuries, and she remains in critical condition.

Having been on medical leave following her last case, DI Emma Huxley and her team are called in to investigate. Since the sole survivor is unable to provide a statement, the team are having to investigate the family first.

Robbery has been ruled out, so a personal vendetta as motive remains. But who
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Stina
SOLE SURVIVOR is the second in the DI Jemima Huxley series set in the north Cardiff area of South Wales. If you missed the previous book, don't worry as this can be read as a standalone. After a particularly gruesome case in the first book "Revenge", which was one of the most shocking cases of her career, Jemima returns several months later after having to face some of her personal demons that often clouded her judgement.

Jemima is on a rare day off when she receives a call to another particular
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Kirsty Noah-whitlock
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review for 'Sole Survivor' by Gaynor Torrance

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This is the first book that I have read by this author. I would love to read more.

This is the second book in the 'DI Jemima Huxley thriller' series. I read this as a standalone with no problem at all. I don't think there were any references needing to be made about previous crimes, if there were they would have been explained as I didn't notice them. Regardless I would still be interested in reading boo
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Bridget
Sole Survivor is the second in the DI Jemima Huxley series set in the north Cardiff area of South Wales.

Jemima returns to her job several months after a particularly gruesome case and having had to attend for counselling. Jemima takes a call about another grisly murder scene and arriving at the exclusive Briarmarsh Close, she is shocked to find that the entire Rathbone family has been viciously stabbed. Four people are dead and only the Rathbone's teenage daughter, Millie has survived but h
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Tracy Wood
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley's last case was harrowing for her and her team and they were all hoping for a period of time when work would be a little more ordinary. Unfortunately a killer has struck in a quiet Cardiff suburb and four members of a family of five are dead, the fifth left fighting for her life. The Rathbone family's friends and neighbours aren't giving up any secrets other than those leading to previous tragedies which have beset them, add this to her increasingly chaotic priv ...more
Juliet Bookliterati
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sole Survivor is the second book in the DCI Jemima Huxley series, but if you have missed the first book don’t worry as this can be read as a standalone. In Revenge DI Jemima Huxley solved one of the most difficult and shocking cases of her career. Sole Survivor picks up a couple of months later, when Huxley has returned to work to another harrowing case, the stabbing of a family of five, with the only survivor being a teenage girl. With the young girl in hospital, DI Huxley and her team are unde ...more
Mr Robin Smith
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in a series featuring Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley and her colleagues on the Lisvane (north Cardiff) police force. I would also recommend the earlier book (Revenge), which introduces us to Jemima, her team, and her personal problems, but it is not an essential read, as each book stands alone with its own plot, and Jemima’s guilty secrets are further explored in this book, with an adequate look back at their history. Returning to work after a period away on sick leave ...more
Christine
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Returning to work after a forced leave for counseling, D.I. Jemima Huxley’s first case is a rough one. She and her partner D.S. Broadbent are called to a brutal murder scene in which the parents and two of their children were massacred. One daughter, fourteen-year-old Millie, survives but is hospitalized with serious injuries. Jemima must put her personal and family issues aside to focus on finding a dangerous killer.

“Sole Survivor” is the second book in this series and is even better than the f
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Billie
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forget what you think you know…
After dealing with the most harrowing case of her career, Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley was pushed to breaking point.
And now another brutal murder case has struck the local community.
A family of five were attacked in their own home. Four are dead – repeatedly stabbed in a frenzied attack – and the fifth, a teenage girl, is in a critical condition.
With the sole survivor unable to provide a statement, it is up to Jemima and her team to unmask the killer.
Was this
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Bob Hurley
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jemima Huxley working all the hours God sends knows she has a potential problem at home with Husband Nick and stepson James but she does not know just how big it is. Then she gets called out to a savage murder which starts to dominate all her available waking hours and some of those where she is sleeping. No matter which trail she follows there seems to be no answer to who the murderer was but her "sixth sense" drives her to investigate further. What follows is a truly scary journey prior to the ...more
Kim Melbourne
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Ruth Matheson
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story opens with a mass murder of a family, killing four of them violently and severely injuring the fifth one. D.I. Huxley is still recovering from her last traumatic investigation and is in counselling for her addiction to cutting herself when stressed. This has been going well for her and it takes a lot of strength for her to run this investigation , without resorting to old bad habits. Add to this that she now has her partner's son living with them full time and Jemima is pushed to her ...more
Ollie Gee
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I’ve read from this author and it didn’t disappoint. It’s well written throughout, and events towards the end of the story came as quite a shock. Gaynor Torrance has a style which is very readable. She manages to construct a gripping storyline, whilst opening doors to the main characters’ strengths and weaknesses; it’s quite easy to feel that you know Jemima Huxley well, only to be surprised as another layer of her personality is revealed. I’m already looking forward to th ...more
Haydn Pope
Jemima Huxley is very good detective, and what a case she has to solve in this novel! The sort of stuff that nightmares are made of. She is methodical and disciplined in her work, all with background of vanishing husband with big problems, a foster child left to fend for himself for most of the day, and her wanting to get home so as she can slice herself with a razor blade. Very dysfunctional! After a rather bizzare incident towards the end of the book, she solves the case, and what a result she ...more
Karen Goodwill 'Seddon'
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Sapere Books for the opportunity to review thus book.

I really like the way the book is written - it sets the scene early on and introduces you quickly to the main story line along with the characters.

Very quickly we discover that there has been a murder - 4 ! With one survivor but many twists n turns as the investigation takes place.

DI Huxley is balancing her own well being due to self harm and also family matters along side these murders.

A greet read - well written second book
Sue Wallace
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sole Survivor by Gaynor Torrance.
This is book 2 of the DI Jemima Huxley series.
A family of five were attacked in their own home. Four are dead – repeatedly stabbed in a frenzied attack – and the fifth, a teenage girl, is in a critical condition.
With the sole survivor unable to provide a statement, it is up to Jemima and her team to unmask the killer.
I really enjoyed this book. Great story. Some Good characters. I hope there is more to come. 4*.
Di Paterson
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was disappointing, after the first of the DI Jemima Huxley books. I found the book to be extremely predictable, and the sections about Jemima's personal life were more annoying and repetitive rather than doing anything to add to the story or to Jemima's growth as a character. In fact, I didn't feel that there was any real growth in the characters at all. Having said that, I enjoy the writing style, and will give the series another go when the next book comes out. ...more
Margaret Yelton
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the DI Jemima Huxley Thrillers series, involves a mass murder of a family with only one person surviving but in critical condition. What follows is a search for the killer, and all the ups and downs the police encounter in their search. I figured the outcome pretty early in the book, but overall I really enjoyed the book. I would definitely recommend it to those that enjoy thrillers. I received a Advanced Readers Copy from Sapere Books, and this is my fair and honest review.
Annette
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This is the second in the series. It seemed a bit wordy at first. Most of the action takes place in the second half of the book. It quickly became a page turner with a twist at the end. Looking forward to the next one in the series. Thanks to Sapere for the early copy
Rose Weiss
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is the second book about DC Huxley.
This was an easy read but there was not much in the way of deep story and it was easy to figure out who did the crime and why as it followed a format that has bee used before.
The ending was rushed.
Jennifer
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good book About A sociopath. Kept me reading all the ins and outs to see who’s doing the killing very well written where you can actually see in your mind what was happening looking forward to reading more by this author
Juanita Wynn
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read

I really enjoyed this book. Liked the characters. Looking forward to reading more from this author. A real page turner.
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Gaynor Torrance is the author of the DI Jemima Huxley Thrillers series. She is under contract with Sapere Books for the first six books in this series. REVENGE was published in October 2019, SOLE SURVIVOR in March 2020, and STALKED in September 2020.

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