Ruth Searle

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Demons follow wherever you go

Ruth Searle

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No Place to Hide has an excellent plot that kept me hooked and unsure of who did what right to the very end.

The start of a trilogy featuring the surgeon, Daniel Kendrick. In this first book Daniel’s life is far from perfect, trying to come to terms with his daughter’s murder, with his marriage and his career both on the verge of collapse. Then his wife disappears, and Daniel is a suspect. As the tension builds he needs to start his own investigation to find her before time runs out.

I found this book to be exceptionally well written and researched with very believable characters and storyline. It gave me goose bumps and I couldn’t put it down. I would describe No Place to Hide as a proper page turner. I think it’s one of the best books I have read in a long time and I can’t wait for the next book in the trilogy.


5.0 out of 5 stars 

A New To Me Author that is amazing!

Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2020

This book grabs the readers attention right from the very start and never lets it go! The reader frantically turns the pages alternating between wanting to know how the book ends and not wanting the book to end. The author throws in some medical terms and some British sayings that the American reader isn't 100% sure of, but it still works for some reason.

Daniel is mourning the loss of his daughter, perhaps his career when another tragedy strikes and police are convinced that he is the cause of it. Will he be able to save his wife? His career? His Sanity? The author takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions and leaves them on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen next!

This is a must read and a must read now! Don't hesitate to add it to your TBR list and move it straight to the top!! I am already looking forward to the next book by this author and I can't wait to see what they do next!


5.0 out of 5 stars 

Excellent debut.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2020

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This story builds nicely with twists and turns along the way, with a satisfying ending. The characters portrayed were believable and the detail was on point with regards to the medical facts.

Look forward to the second installment.


5.0 out of 5 stars 

Great book

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2020

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I really loved this book- there were lots of twists and turns. The different characters were true to life and I can’t wait to read the next book from this author!

Kathryn C.

4.0 out of 5 stars 

Can't wait for the next one!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2020

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Really enjoyed this book. Unexpected twists and turns. Can't wait for the second one!

Trevor Bone

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Classic British Thriller

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2020

First get the right book! There is more than one book of this title- this however is a gem in the theme of British thrillers.

Written by someone who knows altered persona, the plot is cleverly woven, and is an improved story akin to ‘ The Fugitive’ but more believable!

Medical facts are well woven through the narrative- I recommend this to any Golden Dagger fans Out there.

Miss Philippa Kay Ashfield

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Great read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2020

I loved this. Wonderful real characters you can believe in, a fast pace and nicely balanced with snippets of nature. Would make a great gift.


5.0 out of 5 stars 

Can’t wait for the next one

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2020

Really enjoyed this book. Quite a bit of gore and a bit of a twist.


5.0 out of 5 stars 

That ending, though! Am I right?!

Reviewed in the United States on 12 October 2020

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Okay, so what we have here is a long, slow burn that continually builds your frustration and hatred toward the antagonist ... but that payoff at the end is worth it. The book if full of authentic medical terms and such, well worded and used thanks to the author's history in the medical profession. As an American reader, I found a lot of the references and quite a bit of the phrasing very interesting. Anyhoo, I liked it. I say, give it a try.

Nikki Mitchwick

4.0 out of 5 stars

 I thought I was on the case .... not so!!! A page turner!!!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2020

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Not my usual genre but this book caught my imagination. I certainly didn't see the ending coming although I thought I was on the case for a while.

The author evidently has considerable insight and medical knowledge which makes the narrative believable and the ability to build suspense incrementally to keep the reader hooked.

I can't begin to imagine where the next book will lead ..... Watch this space 👍

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His daughter's dead,his wife's gone missing and there's a serial killer on the run. Daniel Kendrick must face the truth - and there's no place to hide...

Struggling to come to terms with his daughter’s murder and on the verge of losing both his career and his marriage, surgeon, Daniel Kendrick realises his wife, a forensic psychiatrist has gone missing amid death threats and blood spattered at her clinic.

When he is wrongly suspected of her disappearance, and with a serial killer on the run near their home town, he is forced to begin his own investigation and is drawn into the world of her patients – criminals, murderers and psychopaths.

But when he discovers a dark secret, he is forced to confront his inner demons and finds himself in a desperate race against time to find his wife before a dangerous killer closes in on her.

An intense, emotional glimpse into the dark side of the mind…