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First Look: Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts

Bitter Fruits is the stunning debut novel by Alice Clark-Platts, a former human rights lawyer, and the first book in a new series featuring DI Erica Martin.

Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, this dark, suspenseful book will be hitting the shelves on 2nd July and is one not to be missed.

When the murder of a young student at Durham University shocks the city the last thing anyone expects is an instant confession.

As DI Martin investigates Joyce College, a cradle for the country’s future elite, she finds a close-knit community of secrets, jealousy and obsession where peer pressure is rife and the repercussions are terrible.

The picture that begins to emerge of the victim is that of a girl wanted by everyone, but not truly known by anyone. Anyone, that is, except Daniel Shepherd – a mysterious fellow student, ever-faithful friend and the only one who cares – the one who would do anything for her…

Bitter Fruits is a clever, twisty novel which explores contemporary social issues of class, sex and the dangers we face in the digital age. We can’t wait for it to publish so we can hear what you think!

Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts

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