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Thriller | Our Little Secrets | Peter Ritchie

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We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for Our Little Secrets by Peter Ritchie.

Our Little Secrets is part of the Detective Grace Macallan Crime Thriller series. You can read Alice-Jane’s thoughts on Where No Shadows Fall here.

Book cover Our Little Secrets by Peter Ritchie

At a dark place in Edinburgh’s heart, secrets refues to lie dormant.

At Police Scotland HQ, Grace Macallan has pitched up in Counter Corruption. But the demons of her past are never far behind.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s gangland is in turmoil. As a new breed of upstarts challenges the old criminal order, their battle for territory causes serious havoc.

Into the war steps DI Janet Hadden. Ambitious, hardbitten and addicted to risk-taking, she knows how to throw opponents off balance. But when she’s thwarted, Hadden seeks help from a notorious underworld fixer, a man who keeps secrets but always extracts a price.

Beset by violence and double-crossing, Grace is soon embroiled in a savage game of cat and mouse with colleagues and criminals alike. With all sides driven by dark desires, theirs is an endgame that will take Grace down unless she holds her nerve.

Our Little Secrets by Peter Ritchie is published by Black & White Publishing (27th June 2019) and is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


Our Little Secrets is part of the Grace Macallen series, but as my first Peter Ritchie book I found this story to be enjoyable on is own. I will now will be looking for more in this series.

Set in Edinburgh where DI Janet Hadden, hungry for promotion, decides to recruit informants to gather information to get ahead. However Grace starts an investigation and discovers that there are many secrets entwined around Hadden.

A fast-paced book with developed characters and a complex plot – I had to concentrate on this book as it contains lots of detail, which are essential within the plot and each character.

I was captivated by this crime thriller as it is dark with plenty of twists and turns.

A must read for crime thriller fans.

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Author photo Peter Ritchie

Peter Ritchie is a retired senior police officer. The real-world authenticity in his novels comes from vast experience gained working in CID, murder squads, Serious and Regional Crime Squads and Europol. He is a regular lecturer and commentator on the subject of transnational organised crime.

In his spare time, Peter also enjoys writing poetry and short stories, painting and volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice and the Bethany Trust.

Twitter @PRitchieAuthor

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