Title: Miranda by Stewart Giles
Date Published: 10th March 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Miranda: A stand-alone psychological thriller by Stewart Giles
‘My name is Miranda. I’ll be twenty-eight-years old soon, and I’m a serial murderer.’
‘I might just kill again!’
From #1 bestseller Stewart Giles comes a completely stand-alone psychological thriller that you don’t want to miss.
Miranda is a unique read, the best book yet by Stewart Giles. Sentenced to life in a secure hospital for the murder of 12 people Miranda tells her story.
In the meantime, the reader is transported back to the time of the murders as we follow DI Keene and her team along the many twists, turns and dead ends as they try to find the murderer of several unrelated victims.
This is an edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline pumping read that will have you turning the pages all the way to the totally unexpected ending.
Buckle up this is a bumpy ride
Dunford is a fictional town in South West England.
Crowfield is a high security hospital wing attached side of Bowton prison in Otherly, North Yorkshire (also fictional).
What readers are saying about Miranda:
‘Love this book, so different from normal crime books and had me hooked from the very first page.’ – Black Books Blog
‘Wow, Stewart Giles has really pulled it out of the bag this time. This is an awesome read from an author who has really stepped outside the box’ – Books ‘n’ All
‘I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book a week or so. It is AMAZING. Very different, absolutely riveting. A must read for fans of crime fiction with a difference’ –Sandra Brown
ALSO BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 -The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker
DS JASON SMITH & DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
So the end of last year I binge read, and enjoyed, the entirety of Stewart Giles Jason Smith series, so I was excited to find out he had another book out.
This is a bit of a departure from his usual police procedurals (even though there is an element of it in there) and is a stand-alone psychological thriller which if you’ve never read any of Stewart Giles’ books would be a good place to start.
Starting this novel I didn’t really know what to expect but I was really pleasantly surprised. Miranda is a cleverly written story that is non stop entertainment from beginning to end.
We go back and forth between Miranda in the present day, who is locked up in a mental health facility and a few years previously when the town of Dunford has a spate of particularly brutal murders.
Miranda is one of those women you’d see every day, not someone who’s that memorable which is probably why she got away with the deaths of twelve people. But did she really commit those murders or are they just delusions of her mentally ill mind?
I did not see the ending coming at all, which for me is always a plus in a book…although it did leave me with a few unanswered questions. Also one of the characters, DI Patricia Keene, got a little repetitive to me, going on and on about her marriage issues, there did seem to be any really, but of course that’s just my opinion.
Overall Miranda is one of those memorable books that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and there are plenty more to come. Unworthy, the ninth Smith instalment was followed by a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers. Entitled The Enigma, it brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor. Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. A new Smith/Harriet book is in the pipeline as is the 10th Smith instalment.