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Monday, June 29, 2020

Book Review: Our Little Secrets by Peter Ritchie

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook from Black and White Publishing, via #Netgalley, free of charge, for review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own'

At a dark place in Edinburgh's heart, secrets refuse to lie dormant....

our little secrets cover


At Police Scotland HQ, Grace Macallan has pitched up in Counter Corruption, but the demons of her past are never far behind. 

Meanwhile, Edinburgh's gangland is in turmoil. As a new breed of upstarts challenges the old criminal order, their battle for territory causes serious havoc.

Into the war steps DI Janet Hadden. Ambitious, hardbitten and addicted to risk-taking, she knows how to throw opponents off balance. But when she’s thwarted, Hadden seeks help from a notorious underworld fixer, a man who keeps secrets but always extracts a price.

Beset by violence and double-crossing, Grace is soon embroiled in a savage game of cat and mouse with colleagues and criminals alike. With all sides driven by dark desires, theirs is an endgame that will take Grace down unless she holds her nerve.


What happens when good and evil decide to do business? Not much good, as we know. In this book, grace and her colleagues feel like their case is running into dead end after dead end, when suddenly there is a clue, but it's not what they expected. Have they stumbled onto an undercover detail, or something much more sinister and harmful? Not your normal British police procedural, this book looks at what happens when ambition over rules common sense, and pride forces decisions that shouldn't be made. It's more a look at human character, and just as interesting! This one might just make you go back and read the previous 4 books in the series!

About the Author:

Peter followed his forefathers and started his working life at 15 as a deep sea fisherman.He eventually joined the police service moving through the ranks of CID/Murder Squad/Regional Crime Squad in Scotland. 

He then went on to manage the Organised Crime Unit in the National Criminal Intelligence Service in London where he ran a multi agency team drawn from various branches of the law enforcement and security services. This was a unique concept at the time and Peter travelled to many parts of the world in this role. He was subsequently appointed as the UK Liaison Officer to Europol in The Hague where he spent five years.He returned to Lothian and Borders heading the Major Crime Team before taking on an advisory role for a project in Croatia.

Following his retiral he worked on a number of private investigations before spending the next few years as part of the public inquiry team looking into the murder of the LVF leader Billy Wright in the Maze Prison. He also worked on a public inquiry into the death of eighteen patients in the Vale of Leven Hospital from a hospital acquired infection.

Peter draws on his wide experience as an investigator to try and draw an authentic picture of how detectives, criminals and their victims think and feel. Check out his website for more info.

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