Who is Author Noelle Holten?
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside is her debut novel with Killer Reads/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
What’s your latest book all about?
Four domestic abusers are brutally murdered. Three are all known to probation officer, Lucy Sherwood and the fourth, is her husband…
The retail description gives a good idea of what you can expect:
The killer is just getting started…
When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet.The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered.And he is Lucy’s husband.Now the police are running out of time, but can Maggie really believe her friend Lucy is a cold-blooded killer?
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
I had the idea for this novel in my head for many years, but I didn’t have the confidence to write the story. I was a Probation Officer for 18 years, worked with domestic abusers and had also personally experienced domestic abuse in a relationship – the question WHAT IF…. popped into my head and from there, Dead Inside came to life!
Where can readers contact you?
Twitter: (@nholten40) twitter.com/nholten40
Blog FB page: www.facebook.com/crimebookjunkie/