Book Review: Right Beside You (Maggie Turner Book 2) @Helen_Pryke  #suspense #thriller


This dark suspense series is set in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and features British journalist Maggie Turner.

They had their future all mapped out until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

But as Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, one by one the gang members suffer horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and it’s clear that Maggie is next . . .

When your life is falling apart, who can you trust?

Right Beside You is the second book in the Maggie Turner series. Don’t miss this gripping sequel to The Lost Girls!


I am part of the ARC reader group. Thank you to the author for a copy. Here is my review, all opinions are my own and unbiased.

A Page turning tense suspense thriller

Right Beside You is the 2nd book in The Maggie Turner series of suspense novels. I re-read The Lost Girls just recently and was keen to continue with this wonderful series. Though Right Beside You can be comfortably read as a standalone.

It’s a gripping read! One which kept me reading and intrigued to find out what happened next. It’s somewhat gruesomely revengeful in bits but this is beautifully counterbalanced by the love that investigated journalist Maggie and policewoman Sally share.

I thought the characterisation was superb as was the storyline and there is an interesting twist in the epilogue to set up for more in this series.

Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a well plotted suspense novel and those who don’t mind gruesome bits! Not gratuitous violence – all plot and character driven.

Rating:  5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Helen Pryke is a British author who has been living in the north of Italy for almost 30 years, learning everything about Italians, their culture, and their way of life. She now considers herself more Italian than British, even though she has never lost her British accent. Addicted to coffee and chocolate, she has also developed a passion for good food, having married an Italian who is a wonderful cook!

As well as writing suspense novels, Helen also writes emotional women’s fiction set in Italy that deals with the difficult subject of abuse in a sensitive way.

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