A Crime in My Stockings #8: Jackie Baldwin

Avenge-the-DeadJackie Baldwin writes twisty crime thrillers set in the darker corners of her native Scotland, and her new book ‘Avenge the Dead’ is due for publication in February 2020. Here’s what she would choose for her own Christmas stocking, and why:

“Due to the title of this feature, Tess, I thought I’d better read the small print…just in case!

It’s always tortuous having to pick just one book from so many wonderful reads but the stand out title for me is ‘The Holiday’ by T.M. Logan. Four best friends holiday together in a luxury villa with their husbands and children. What could possibly go wrong? A lot. It is clear from the first page that something bad is going to happen. Kate suspects that one of her best friends is betraying her by having an affair with her husband. She just doesn’t know which one?

The tension cranks up relentlessly and doesn’t let go until the shattering climax. Meals were burnt and washing piled up because I simply could not put this book down. It possessed me from start to finish. In fact it might be a little dangerous to have it in my stocking as I have a huge Christmas dinner to cook!