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impressive debut

Daily Mail

Turn-A-Blind-Eye-Vicky-Newham

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Slick, fresh and current

Mel Sherratt, crime thriller author


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the first in a promising series, featuring a female detective who has to negotiate cultural conflicts on a daily basis

The Sunday Times

a sensational debut; a current, timely police procedural featuring a DI like none you've ever seen. I loved this book!

Karen Dionne, author


A remarkable portrayal of a crime investigation in modern, multi-cultural Britain.

Paul Finch, crime thriller author

an assured and beautifully crafted debut, rich with the glorious cultural diversity that typifies its East End setting. I loved it.

Amanda Jennings, author


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Maya is wonderfully complex and human, and the tension ratchets up nicely.

James Oswald, author

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the multi-cultural community of Brick Lane is sensitively evoked, and the heroine is ultra-hip

Daily Mail


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DI Maya Rahman is the heroine I’ve waited a lifetime for

Alex Caan, crime thriller author

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A clever, gripping debut with a courageous DI at its heart

B A Paris, thriller author


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A terrific start to an important new series

Vaseem Khan, author

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DI Maya Rahman is the heroine I’ve waited a lifetime for

Alex Caan, crime thriller author


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A quality police procedural with a standout main character and a great supporting cast

Linda Wilson, CRIME Review

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A deeply layered and thought-provoking plot all wrapped up in a vivid mix of police procedural and psychological thriller

Liz Barnsley, Liz Loves Books


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Vicky Newham is definitely an author to watch. I particularly like Maya Rahman, a woman who sits astride two cultures and somehow doesn’t fit happily into either of them

Sandra Mangan (DeathBecomesHer), Crime Friction Lover

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Vicky’s background as a psychologist and teacher in inner city London are used to great effect in this in-depth and fascinating portrait of a community in trouble

Kate, @wetdarkwild, for winter nights