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This gripping complex thriller is another page turning, can’t put the book down, novel by an author who seems to get better and better 
The intricate plot is absorbing and centres around a brilliant aim police character 
Can’t get enough of this author
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This was such a great read, enjoyed it thoroughly, i was hooked from the first page, great storyline and loads of twists and turns , highly recommend this book x
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This is very gritty, not for the faint-hearted, right from the first few pages.  It is very gripping and great to have strong female characters, bit too gruesome for me but if you like it hard-boiled this is a great read.
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Not my first time reading that author, I'm never disappointed.
Well written, captivating, full of suspense.  You don't want to put it down.  

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book.  This is my honest review.  All opinions are my own.
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Review for 'He knows your secrets' by Charlie Gallagher

Read and reviewed via NetGalley

This book is the fourth in the 'Maddie' series although I read it as a standalone with no difficulty. I do prefer reading books in order but I didn't even realise it was a series until after I'd finished reading it and was looking into the author, there was no references to previous cases to need information about. 

All main characters in this book are FEMALE which makes a fantastic change so perfect if you enjoy books with strong female roles. All characters have strong personalities and very realistic. Great descriptions made it feel I was standing by them along their journeys. 

The storyline is sadly one that is very realistic and something a lot of girls are trapped in and the author does a fantastic job of getting us to see their side. The book was very well written and location's very well described. It is very gripping, filled with suspense and loads of twists and turns to keep you on edge. 

Bonus points for the strong female leads and being set in the UK 😊

I highly recommend this book to fans of mystery, murder, crime, thrillers, suspense and even true crime as even though this book is fiction it is very much based on true crime. 

Rated 4/5 on Goodreads and Amazon (I enjoyed it) 

Free on kindle unlimited or £1.99 to purchase on kindle
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This book definitely had me in the edge of my seat. I thought I knew what was coming next, but I was often wrong and surprised! I love when that happens, predictable books are not as fun to read. This one was well written, thrilling, and I’m excited to read more by this author!
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This was a good and enjoyable read. easy to follow and fun to get stuck into. I will try the rest of the series and see how ti goes!
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Once again this author does not disappoint. Thrilling and suspenseful. Hard to put down with a great ending but you don’t want it to end ..
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An enjoyable read. Good to know there are others in the Detective Maddie Ives series.

Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Maddie Faces A Disturbing Case.....
Book four in the Detective Maddie Ives series. Maddie is faced with a disturbing and heartbreaking case and is up against time to catch the perpetrator in this latest thriller. Engrossing storyline with an edge of seat plotline.
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He Knows Your Secrets by author Charlie Gallagher is a shocking good read! I was hooked from the first page and stayed awake into the night to finish. Holly Maguire has a message she wants to make sure the police will seriously investigate. She sacrifices her life in order for her message to gain attention. 
Kelly Dale is grieving the death of her mother. Before Kelly can make the funeral arrangements, she is stunned by a mysterious text from Kelly and an unexpected visitor stops by to make hateful demands. Kelly must decide what she will do in order to escape the horrible trap her life is held within. 
Detective Maddie Ives is called out to the site of a horrible vehicle crash over a cliff. It is assumed the driver drove the car over the cliff in an act of suicide. As Maddie investigates the scene and the items which are left in the arms of Holly, she feels there is more to this crash than a desperate wish to die by the occupants of the car. It is a mystery she plans to unravel, no matter how much opposition she may face from her boss.
I won't post spoilers, but the subject matter of the plot is worrisome for anyone who may have attractive young daughters, friends, or acquaintances. As the evil human trafficking element of the story is revealed, I was so angry and then found myself wondering what a person could do to help someone caught within this horrible trap.
He Knows Your Secrets is the latest in the  Detective Maddie Ives thriller series.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and give my own review of this book.
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I have read several books by Charlie Gallagher now, including He Will Kill You (Maddie Ives 2) and He Will Find You (Maddie Ives 3) and I rated them all five stars. This one - He Knows Your Secrets -is equally as good, exactly as I was expecting, and I just had to finish it to find out what happens. I relish reading this author's books and this latest book was simply brilliant!
A young woman, Holly Maguire, commits suicide and takes a taxi driver with her. She carries a rucksack containing clues that she hopes will result in the police investigating her death and bringing down a dangerous and controlling brute. 

Kelly Dale is in a dark place; her mother has recently lost her battle with cancer, and she has just found out that her girlfriend, Holly Maguire, has committed suicide. Now Kelly is left to deal with the psychopath who employs her, a man who has made a career of exploiting, controlling and abusing women for his gain and amusement. Now that Holly is dead, he is looking to replace her, and he is expecting Kelly to train her. But will Kelly be able to help the new girl? 

He Knows Your Secrets is set in the town of Langthorne in the south-east of England. DS Maddie Ives and her team are at the sharp end of a complex and baffling investigation trying to solve the case, though trying to rein her in is boss Harry Blaker, when Maddie's vehemence begins to gets the better of her. I love that Charlie Gallagher portrays Maddie as a strong-willed, determined woman with plenty of attitude, who also has a soft side and is far from perfect.

I was hooked from the start and fully appreciated the attention to detail and the dynamics between Maddie and her colleagues. Although this isn't a typical whodunit mystery, there was still a strong sense of peril and endangerment, as well as an urgency to reach the end to find out what happens to the familiar and lesser-known characters, none of which was disappointing to me.

He Knows Your Secrets was such an exciting read and I have no hesitation in recommending it. I am already looking forward to Charlie Gallagher's next offering.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from Joffe Books via NetGalley and this review is my own unbiased opinion.
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DI Maddie Ives #4

A taxi plunges over a cliff killing the woman passenger and the taxi driver. But was it an accident or suicide? DS Maddie Ives is at the scene. In the womans backpack, there is evidence that could bring down a man who has a hold over some women. Around the same time a other young woman has just lost her mother to cancer. She does  ot k ow yet that her girlfriend has just died in a taxi.

This is far from an easy book to read due to it's subject matter. It covers: prostitution, female exploitation and violence. There is quite a ,ot of violence and its white a dark and gritty read. I really like this series of books. I also like Maddie and her partner Vince. Its fast pa e and I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

I would like to thank NetGalley, Joffe Books and the author Charlie Gallagher for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I just love this author's books and his lastest book was Just a brilliant read. So when He Knows Your Secrets by Charlie Gallagher came out I just had to turn my phone off, find a comfy spot to open my kindle and become a part of this new book. Blimey what a cracking read Charlie's lastest book was. I was hooked within the first few pages and I just had to finish it to find out what happens. 

A young woman called Holly Maguire takes a taxi to a clifftop location. She is determined to make things right. 
Then the car goes over the edge of the cliff. Killing the taxi driver as well

"As Holly falls to her death, she tightens her grip on a rucksack"


WoW! Who is Holly Maguire? Why did she kill herself and who does she want to bring down? 

OMG I just wanted to find out more about Holly and why she killed herself! What was in her rucksack? 

Holly has a girlfriend called Kelly Dale who she loves dearly. Kelly is coming to terms with the death of her mother when she finds out about Holly. DS Maddie Ives is the only person who thinks there is more to this suicide of Holly and starts to look more into it. She is shocked on what she finds out. 

Is Kelly Dale in danger?

Will DS Maddie Ives be in time to save Holly before some thing happens to her?

This book is full of twists and turns and you will not see that coming.......

I highly recommend this Book by Charlie Gallagher and is a great read.

Big Thank you to NetGalley and Joffe Books for this e-book ARC to read, and review.
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Another great story from Charlie Gallagher, Maddie Ives at her best. Like a dog with a bone! Keeps digging and never gives up!  A look into the dark side of the internet, a fascinating story line. Well worth reading.
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HE KNOWS YOUR SECRETS by Charlie Gallagher is the fourth book in the Maddie Ives Series. I have not read the previous books in this series, but I feel that Mr. Gallagher does an excellent job of reintroducing the main characters, so you don't have to read the books in order. Mr. Gallagher also brings his vast knowledge of police work, which adds a realistic aspect to his writing. The pacing of this novel is perfect, keeping the reader on edge. Mr. Gallagher continuously builds the suspense by alternating scenes between the main characters, thus keeping the reader glued to the book. There is an element of darkness to this book. Some scenes are very graphic and violent toward women, but I did feel they were well within the realm of the subject matter, and the author handled these elements well. To balance the dark graphic qualities in this book, Mr. Gallagher does introduce the softer side of human nature. The love that one woman has for another and the kindness that is given by a stranger delivers countenance.  Both of these things might help change a life. 

HE KNOWS YOUR SECRETS set in the fictional coastal town of Langthorne in the south-east of England. Holly Maguire, a local sex worker, meets her death as the taxi she has hired plunges over the edge of a cliff.  Is this a murder-suicide or a horrible accident?  That is what Detective Sergeant Maddie Ives must figure out.  I love that Mr. Gallagher writes the character of Maddie as a strong kick-a** woman that has a soft side and is far from perfect. 

Kelly Dale is a woman in a dark place, her mother has recently lost her battle with cancer, and she has just found out that her girlfriend Holly Maguire has committed suicide. She doesn't understand why Holly has done this; they planned to be together forever. They were supposed to get out of the horrible situation they found themselves in together. 

                     "I'll be the sky and you be the bird…"  

Now Kelly is left alone to deal with the psychopath who employs her.  HE is a man who has made a career of exploiting, controlling and abusing women for his gain and amusement.  Now that Holly is dead, HE is looking for a replacement, and HE is expecting Kelly to train her.  Will Kelly be able to help the new girl survive in this depraved world this man has trapped her?  Will DS Ives find a way to save these women? These are the questions that will propel you through this book.

HE KNOWS YOUR SECRETS is a dark, edgy thriller with heart-pounding suspense.  Although we know who the bad guy is, this book's focus is on the wild ride Mr. Gallagher takes us on to find out if DS Maddie has what it takes to bring down this evil man.  If you are a fan of police procedural books, this book will tick all your boxes. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. 

** Please note the quote in my review are subject to change once the book is published** 

*** I kindly received this galley by way of NetGalley/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked, or required to leave a review. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. I have voluntarily read this book, and this review is my honest opinion. ***
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The newest instalment in the Maddie Ives series. Personally I love Charlie Gallaghers books. His writing is fast paced and keeps me wanting more! The series never get boring, grips me from the first till the last page! The grittiness and intrigue is high on the list in this book. Not for the faint hearted aming us all, but personally I think Charlie has hit the mark, all I can say is... keep em coming!
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He Knows Your Secret is the fourth book in the Maddie Ives series. They are all stand alone books, but it’s good to read the previous ones, especially book one, to get an overall understanding of the main characters’ background.
Holly and her girlfriend Kelly were trapped in a world of sex and violence. In order to gain their freedom,  Holly sacrificed herself by committing suicide and leaving a rucksack filled with clues for the cops to follow in order to hopefully secure Kelly’s freedom from that horrific life. When  Detective Sergeant Maddie Ives discovered the connection between Holly’s suicide and a known career criminal, she relentlessly pursued him in the name of justice for Holly and all the other women who were coerced and trapped in his world.
There was an interesting mix of characters : some that you want to see get a better life and those that you want to see spend the rest of their lives behind bars and experience some of that fear and violence they inflicted upon the women. This type of well written reader engagement made this story intensely captivating.
Highly recommended for those for enjoy crime drama.
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Another good book in the Maddie Ives series. I have read all the books in the series so far and enjoyed them all. Plenty of suspense to keep you turning the pages but this is a quite a harrowing read in places with the abuse suffered by the girls. Unfortunately it happens all too often in real life. That didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the story. I recommend this book.
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I have been a fan of Charlie's work for a fair while now.  In fact ever since I had the good fortune to be invited to take part in the blog tour or one of Charlie's previous books.  Since then I have caught up with his previous books, whilst keeping pace with every new book that he has released.  I read the synopsis for 'He Knows Your Secrets' and I was immediately intrigued.  The synopsis certainly sounded like just my kind of read.  A fast paced, police procedural, psychological thriller with a twist.  Well, I can definitely say that 'He Knows Your Secrets' is all that and so much more.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'He Knows Your Secrets' but more about that in a bit.
I absolutely loved the character of Detective Maddie Ives.  She is a young, determined, hard working police detective.  Maddie is feisty and almost totally fearless.  She has empathy and she treats the victims of crime with kindness and compassion.  Maddie is in charge of a small team but they all seem to get on fairly well.  Maddie is very tenacious and she is a like a dog with a bone in the sense that if something doesn't feel right to her she will not hesitate to investigate until every lead has been chased down and she has satisfied her own curiosity.  Maddie often does more than her fair share of the workload.  Maddie works well as part of a team but she works equally well on her own. 
It didn't take me long at all to get into this story.  In fact by the time I got to the end of the first page, I knew that I would find it nigh on impossible to put this book down for any length of time.  Reading 'He Knows Your Secrets' became seriously addictive.  I would pick the book up only intending to read a couple of chapters but I would still be sat there reading over a half a dozen chapters and a couple of hours later.  If I had to put the book down for any length of time then I would immediately look forward to being able to get back to what was important- reading 'He Knows Your Secrets'.  I soon seemed to make my way through the book.  I can't exactly put a time scale on it because I lost all track of time.  All I do know is that I wish that the book had been longer because I was having such a good time reading it.
'He Knows Your Secrets' is brilliantly written but then I wouldn't expect anything else from Charlie Gallagher.  As he is a serving police officer himself, his books just seem that bit more authentic if that makes sense.  He certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and he draws you into the story.  The story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout.  Charlie writes so realistically and uses such vivid and graphic descriptions that I really did feel as though I was part of the story myself.
Reading 'He Knows Your Secrets' felt like being on one hell of a scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way.  Just when you thought that you could reclaim your stomach, take a minute to catch your breath and allow your heart rate to go back to normal, then off the action would go again.
In short, Charlie Gallagher has done it again and he has written one hell of a book.  I would definitely recommend this author and his books to other readers.  I will most definitely be reading more of Charlie's work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.
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