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Bitter Fruits

Bitter Fruits

(2015)
(The first book in the DI Erica Martin series)
A novel by

 
A stunning debut - part psychological thriller, part detective novel - from a powerful and distinctive new voice.

The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham. The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite.

As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit community fuelled by jealousy, obsession and secrets. But the very last thing she expects is an instant confession . . .

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

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Praise for Bitter Fruits:

'There is a gripping, economic precision in this highly charged thriller.'
Ralph Fiennes

'Grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go. A compelling read, beautifully written ... A tense, captivating tale, brilliantly told'
Rachel Abbott

'Once I started reading it I couldn't stop. A brilliantly plotted and utterly gripping thriller.'
Emma Kavanagh

'Superbly gripping ... A very assured page-turning storm I read in one sitting.'
Stav Sherez

'A psychological police procedural ... An intelligent and thrilling debut.'
Peter Guttridge, author and former Observer crime critic

'Intriguing and sinister with masterful plotting and tension. A bittersweet read by a new crime author I can't wait to read again.'
Mel Sherratt

'A thought-provoking, atmospheric and emotional page turning thriller - brimming with mystery and suspense. I absolutely loved this novel, and devoured it from cover to cover.'
Paul Pilkington

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Alice Clark-Platts's Bitter Fruits


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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Bitter Fruits: DI Erica Martin Book 1 (Erica Martin Thriller)
Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
ISBN: 0-7181-8096-8 / 978-0-7181-8096-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Bitter Fruits: DI Erica Martin Book 1 (Erica Martin Thriller)
Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
ISBN: 0-7181-8151-4 / 978-0-7181-8151-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Bitter Fruits
Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   

July 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Bitter Fruits
Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Bitter Fruits: DI Erica Martin Book 1 (Erica Martin Thriller)
Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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