This week we caught up with Caroline England, author of Betray Her, to get her top crime books for Desert Island Crime
Over to you Caroline . . .
I have been set an unenviable task, so I might have to cheat a little. But hey, this is crime, so that’s allowed, right?
All these fabulous protagonists are on my book shelves. It would be impossible to choose the best book from each series, so I’ll go for a lucky dip from the following…
Ian Rankin’s John Rebus books
Dark and brooding stories set on the streets of Edinburgh. A brilliant combination of engrossing drama mixed with humour – and music!
Val McDermid’s Dr Tony Hill books
Very dark, graphic and chilling stories. What’s not to love about the socially insecure, impotent and intelligent clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill?
Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander books
Complicated, chunky Swedish tomes with a feisty, fearless, tattooed, pierced female hacker genius. And as for the revenge she exacts…
Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole books
Hole is a troubled and driven detective with unorthodox methods, a loose cannon in the police force. But can he possibly get any more injuries and scars?
Patricia Highsmith’s Thomas Ripley books.
Tom is undoubtedly a villain: he’s a career criminal, a con artist, a serial killer and psychopath… yet still the reader roots for him.
Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie books
Jackson’s tough-guy – and attractive – exterior belies a deeply empathetic heart. And he’s originally from Yorkshire, so that’s a plus.
Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford books
My love of crime fiction started here – I devoured all the books as a teenager – so I have to give the avuncular Reg a mention.
PD James’s Adam Dalgliesh books
Literary crime with Adam Dalgliesh at the helm. He’s a tall, dark and handsome example of a gentleman detective. And a poet to boot.
Caroline’s new book Betray Her is now available in eBook and Paperback. Find out more below:
'A twist that I didn't see coming!' T. M. LOGAN
'Kept me gripped' B. A. PARIS
'Incredibly twisty . . . deliciously satisfying' CLAIRE ALLAN
'A taut, tantalising thriller' SHERYL BROWNE
'Truly terrific!' MARTINA COLE
Best friends forever.
That's the pact you made.
You'd do anything for her.
And you have.
She's always had it all.
If you could take it for yourself . . . would you?
Lust, secrets and revenge are at the heart of this irresistibly twisted thriller. Perfect for fans of Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks and She by H C Warner.
What readers are saying about Betray Her:
'Wow! This kept me gripped right up until the last page!!' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'Utterly fantastic. Sooo gripping and addictive' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'Was blown away . . . what a book' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'A very good twist that I was not expecting. Really had me hooked' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'Wow . . . Completely gripping, you wont be able to put it down!' NetGalley reviewer
'Grabbed my attention and didn't let go till the shocking twist at the end' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'I flew through this one and the ending had me shaken! Wonderful book!' NetGalley reviewer
'I absolutely thought that this was a fabulous read' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'A great twist that I absolutely didn't see coming' NetGalley reviewer
'I was on the edge of my seat from the first page right up until the breathtaking finale' NetGalley reviewer
'A real page turner' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'I was gripped from the very first page' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars