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“Fans of Lynda La Plante’s Jane Tennison will be pleased”

Publishers Weekly

“…a gripping page-turner of a read – I finished it in one sitting!”

LJ Ross

“a smart, classy and satisfying read. Isaac really is the queen of the police procedural…”

Louise Beech

“An intriguing and deeply authentic mystery paired with a solid police procedural.”

SJI Holliday

“Isaac unravels the shocking, dark mystery with skill and an excellent eye for detail.”

Caroline England

“A Deathly Silence is a gripping and superior police procedural. You might end up reading this one in a day”

Howard Linskey

“Isaac does a superb job of escalating the tension and dread”

Publishers Weekly

“Visceral and compelling reading. Another cracker from Jane Isaac.”

Ian Patrick

“Crime writing at its best.”

David Evans

“Jane Isaac just gets better with every book. Deeply unsettling and unputdownable.”

Rebecca Bradley

“A perfectly executed police investigation…”

Sarah Ward

“An intelligent, convincing thriller with genuine characters and a pacy plot. Jane Isaac writes unmissable quality crime fiction.”

Michael Wood

“Gripped from the very first page. Mesmerising and disturbing, this is crime writing at its very best.”

June Taylor

“Brilliantly and intricately plotted, Jane Isaac has produced a terrific page-turner”

Lizzie Sirett, Mystery People

“My kind of book. Jane Isaac writes with real confidence and attention to detail. An enjoyable and authentic British police procedural.”

Mari Hannah

“The Truth Will Out is an enjoyable thriller with a strong female lead. The opening gambit is strong and compelling, and the twists and turns of the plot… kept me glued to my bench.”


“The criminal world is always closer than you think… Tense and cop-savvy.”

Phil Rickman

“The thing I love most about these stories is the realistic twist – Helen Lavery is everywoman, single mother to two teenagers, juggling home life and work life and often failing to manage well… she is intelligent, creative, flawed in the way we all are and therefore there is an absolute belief as you are reading in everything she is doing.”

Liz Loves Books

“If you like Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwall and Gillian Flynn, you’ll love The Truth Will Out.”

Mari Ellis Dunning

“Move over La Plante, we have a new DCI on the case. Her name is Helen Lavery and the author is Jane Isaac.”

Susan May, Suspense Magazine

“As an action packed and thrilling read I found this difficult to put down until I had devoured it completely. Jane Isaac has got it spot on, understanding the need to balance all aspects of a novel to engaging the reader completely. Hopefully this is only the first of many novels to come.”

Teresa Hamilton, The Sussex Newspaper

“An Unfamiliar Murder holds a raw narrative power and moves at an indefatigable pace with a satisfying ending. An engaging thriller that falls into the ‘can’t put it down’ bracket.”

Umbreen Ali, Fusion Lifestyle Magazine

“This is a wonderful thriller that I read in one sitting, which surprised even me. Characters that you can cheer for and bad guys that you can hate. This book will keep you on your toes to the very end. I can almost see a sequel in the works. A great debut novel.”

Celtic Lady Reviews

“This was a very strong mystery with so many twists and turns, you’ll be unable to stop reading.”

Lilac Wolf Reviews

“Whew! It’s a true “keep them guessing until the end” great mystery thriller that I think even Hitchcock would have liked.”

Joanna Lee Doster, Author of Maximum Speed, Pushing the Limit

“The characters are brilliantly crafted…. I can’t wait for the sequel!”

Susan Dorsey, Author of A Civil Death

“…as fast paced as it is full of twists and turns… I bury my nose in the moment my commute starts and don’t notice any part of my journey until the time it is to get off at my stop…”

By Bernadette Davies

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