Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts

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Bitter Fruits Read Online Free - Detective Inspector Erica Martin's first case in the university city of Durham is Emily Brabents, a first-year student, who is found dead in the river.

DI Martin visits Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite, and finds a close-knit community full of secrets, jealousy and obsession.

Her search reveals a vicious online trolling culture but could Emily, from the privileged and popular crowd, have been a victim? Should the sudden confession to the murder by the student president be believed?

And just who is the mysterious Daniel Shepherd whose name keeps appearing in the investigation...?

Title : Bitter Fruits
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ISBN : 0718180968
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2017

Bitter Fruits is an impressive debut novel which is both police procedural and part psychological thriller and proves gripping, eerily atmospheric and sheds light on the inescapable pressures and strains that come with being thrown into an all consuming environment; specifically one of the bastio...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2015

Bitter Fruits was a really beautifully written novel, haunting, atmospheric, very lyrical in places and a heady mix of police procedural and psychological thriller - one woven into the other in an intelligent and really engaging style that makes this a real page turner. Emily is found dead, and M...

R.Chapman rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2015

Bitter Fruits - Alice Clark-Platts This is a stellar debt - an intensely psychological examination of peer pressure in the digital age and its nasty repercussions. The body of an attractive, first-year student Emily Brabents is found in the icy River Wear near Durham University. It is a baptism of...

Jo rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

In this refreshingly smart and thought-provoking crime thriller, DI Erica Martin investigates the pernicious culture of cyber-bullying that dominates the lives of students at Durham University. The murder of a Fresher is Martin's first case after arriving in the city. Martin herself soon comes un...

Laura rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 28, 2015

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review* This is a really awkward review to write and one that I've had to think carefully about, mainly because the ARC I received was in dire need of editing for style and language (and I don't mean proof...

Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

Pretty much what you expect of a police procedural/murder mystery, but with a few qualities that I felt really lifted it up a notch or two. First off, the writing is good and so is the story. Just the right amount of suspension of disbelief is needed to accept the happenings, but still get a surp...

Bill rated it ★★★★☆

July 26, 2015

As you drive into the city, the view of Durham Cathedral above the river is an absolute knock-out & I so wish I could contrive a reason to return. Failing that, I’ve done the next best & enjoyed a murder mystery set in the university. With its different narrators & dialects, this was...

Carol rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2015

I was fortunate n getting my copy from Real Readers before publication for an honest review. Detective Inspector Martin had just joined the Durham police force and straight away had a murder to deal with. Emily Brabens is found dead in the weir and as DI Martin goes to the college to inform them a...

ReadAlong With Sue rated it ★★★★☆

September 01, 2016

I know this book has been out a while now and I am trying to go backwards in my line of read to reviews. This is a great debut novel, I notice a lot of debut novels that are coming out recently have been of a high standard and have really captured my attention, this one being of the same mind. It...

Tom rated it ★★★★★

July 02, 2015

First class thriller, and an excellent debut by someone who can best be described as a beautiful, technically-gifted writer. The characterisation is sophisticated and entirely believable. The story is on point, and the writing style and use of language is second to none. Well done Clark-Platts on...

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