None The Wiser (Detective Mark Turpin 1) by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #BookReview #PublicationDay

Title: None The Wiser (Detective Mark Turpin 1) by Rachel Amphlett

Date Published: 9th March 2020

Genre: Police Procedural 


What if some secrets were never meant to stay buried?

When a parish priest is brutally murdered in cold blood, a rural community is left in shock – and fear.

New to the Vale of the White Horse, Detective Sergeant Mark Turpin discovers the murder bears the hallmark of a vicious killer who shows no remorse for his victim, and leaves no trace behind.

After a second priest is killed, his broken body bearing similar ritualistic abuse, the police are confronted by a horrifying truth – there is a serial killer at large with a disturbing vendetta.

As fear grips the once tranquil countryside, Mark and his team race to uncover a tangle of dark secrets and lies before the killer strikes again.

In doing so, Mark finds out that the truth is more twisted than he could ever have imagined…

None the Wiser is the first book in a new murder mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett.

‘Fast paced with vivid characterisation and clever twists – this is another winner’

– Adrian McKinty, The Chain

‘A terrific start to a new series’

– Jo Spain, With Our Blessing and The Confession


I want to thank Rachel Amphlett for providing me with a copy of None The Wiser in exchange for an honest review.

I read The Friend Who Lied by Rachel Amphlett last year, so when I saw she had a new detective series coming out, I thought I want to give that a read.

Mark Turpin just getting used to his new surroundings when he is thrust into the brutal murder case of a local priest. 

Mark and his team are left stumped, with no witnesses and no forensic evidence. A second priest is murdered in his own home, it becomes a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again.

None the wiser is a fantastic start to this series, it’s gritty and utterly gripping!

I liked Mark Turpin and warmed to him immediately. He’s a little damaged from a previous case where he almost lost his life but he still tries to work through it. I also liked DC Jan West, she is a bit of a mother figure in Turpin’s team and I really look forward to seeing her character grow as the series goes on. 

The story is quite dark, at times a little gruesome but it’s not overly so and works well in the overall story.

None the wiser is a fast paced and addictive read, that I absolutely flew through, now I can’t wait for the next book! 

About The Author:

USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett writes crime fiction and spy novels, including theRachel Amphlett author photo Kay Hunter British detective series, the Dan Taylor espionage novels, the English Spy Mysteries featuring Eva Delacourt, and a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Find out more about Rachel Amphlett at, and join her Readers Group to gain access to exclusive promotions and giveaways.

Author: Ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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