Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten #bookreview #DeadWrong #20booksofsummer20

The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…
DC Maggie Jamieson’s past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.
Three missing women running out of time…
They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life. The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…
But now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town.
Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find. Because even if the other missing women are still alive, one thing’s for certain: they don’t have long left to live…


Hi and welcome to my review of Dead Wrong, the second instalment in the DC Maggie Jamieson series.

I had a great time with Dead Inside last year (ICYMI) so I snapped up Dead Wrong right away, and with the third instalment, Dead Perfect, coming out this October, I decided to put Dead Wrong on my 20 Books of Summer list so it couldn’t get lost somewhere on Mount TBR. I’m happy that I did, this was the perfect sunny bank holiday read that kept me entertained and in suspense throughout.

Although Dead Wrong is the second book in a series featuring a DC, it’s much more of a police procedural that its predecessor. The spotlight is on Maggie from the start and for the entire story, and I was glad to find out a little more about her, not only professionally but also personally. I am hoping for one particular storyline concerning Maggie’s private life to evolve in a particular way, and I have a bad feeling about another private matter, I now realise I’ve given this quite some thought, so yeah it’s safe to say I have become rather invested in these characters and especially considering the cliffhanger Dead Wrong ends with, I know I won’t be able to wait until October to read on. Here’s hoping that Dead Perfect won’t end in the same evil way as Dead Wrong!

Dead Wrong picks up where Dead Inside left off. You know I’ll advise you to read this series in order, but I do think you could follow the events in Dead Wrong without having read what came before. (Why would you, though? 😉) Body parts are left for the police to find and it doesn’t take them long to verify that these parts belong in fact to women who were supposedly killed years ago by a serial killer who is now proclaiming his innocence. As forensics show that the murders were indeed committed much more recently, it could be that said serial killer is telling the truth… Or he could be trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, with some outside help…

One thing’s for sure: Maggie and her team have got their work cut out for them and it makes for a compelling and entertaining read! Dead Wrong is fast-paced yet well-rounded and the short chapters propel not only the story forward, but also me as a reader. I started reading it at night, just trying it on for size and before I knew it I was like twelve chapters in!

If police procedurals are your thing, you can’t go wrong with Dead Wrong!

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