It Was Her

It Was Her : The breathtaking thriller where nothing is as it seems

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Do you want a thriller where nothing is as it seems?

Twenty years ago, Tatia was adopted into a well-off home where she seemed happy, settled. Then the youngest boy in the family dies in an accident, and she gets the blame.

Did she do it?

Tatia is cast out, away from her remaining adopted siblings Joel and Poppy. Now she yearns for a home to call her own. So when she see families going on holiday, leaving their beautiful homes empty, there seems no harm in living their lives while they are gone. But somehow, people keep ending up dead.

Did she kill them?

As bodies start to appear in supposedly safe neighbourhoods, DI Ray Drake and DS Flick Crowley race to find the thinnest of links between the victims. But Drake's secret past is threatening to destroy everything.


'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice

'Grips from the start and never lets up'
The Times

'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him'
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret

'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake'
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark

'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
Louise Voss
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 133 x 205 x 28mm | 310g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751563242
  • 9780751563245
  • 921,719

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I raced through the pages as if my life depended on it and could not put this book down. An utterly fabulous addition to the series * Novel Deelights (blog) * Deliciously dark characters, a poisonous middle-class family and a detective inspector with more to hide than most! Another thoroughly enjoyable read from Mark Hill * DampPebbles (blog) * If you like having goose-bumps whilst reading, or that feeling of looking over your shoulder, this book is definitely for you! * Books Beyond the Story (blog) * Mark Hill writes at a great pace and keeps you fully submerged in the plot with his writing style * Broadbean's Books (blog) * It Was Her is supremely well-crafted, from that irresistible premise, right through to the heart-thumping finale. Absolutely first-class writing * Random Things Through My Letterbox (blog) * Left me wanting more (in a good way). Bring on the next book in the DI Ray Drake series! * Off-the-Shelf Books (blog) * I found myself racing through the pages as I desperately wanted to discover what was going to happen next * Over the Rainbow Book Blog * Dark, tense, twisted and totally satisfying. Nice one Mr Hill. More please * Jen Med's Book Reviews (blog) * I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next * Hooked From Page One (blog) * He's only two books into his crime writing career but he's already up there with the big players (blog) * Ebookwyrm's BlogCave * With compelling yet flawed characters and plenty of surprise twists, Hill's second DI Drake Mystery is a worthy follow-up to His First Lie * Culture Fly * Scary wonderful * Valentina Giambanco * Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers -- Barry Forshaw * Crime Time * With It Was Her Mark Hill just gets better and better. Beautifully written and utterly gripping. * Cass Green * Deliciously tense and darkly addictive. I couldn't put it down until I had devoured it completely! * Jane Isaac * He's a real talent. * Steve Cavanagh * Proof his debut, His First Lie, was no fluke, Hill's the real deal, delivering a thriller with shocking scenes, punchy action, twists and a flawed copper in DI Ray Drake... A crime fan's must-read! * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down. * Robert Bryndza (on His First Lie) * Twisty, pacy and an engaging. Loved it * Patricia Gibney * Hill's stories have a strong ring of contemporary truth and this downbeat but assured novel should establish him as a major voice in English crime writing -- Maxim Jakubowski * Crime Time * Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him. * Alex Marwood * What a superb writer! * Alex Gray * A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake. * Mark Billingham (on His First Lie) *
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About Mark Hill

Mark Hill is a London-based full-time writer of novels and scripts. Formerly he was a journalist and a producer at BBC Radio 2 across a range of major daytime shows and projects. He has won two Sony Gold Awards.
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Rating details

167 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 25% (41)
4 44% (73)
3 22% (36)
2 7% (12)
1 3% (5)
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