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Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newman #Review #Mystery #Murder #Contemporary #Series

Series: DI Maya Rahman #1

Title: Turn a Blind Eye

Author: Marta Perry

Publisher: HQ Digital

Pages: 384

Published: April 5th, 2018

Rating: 4/5

This is an extremely clever, well written crime investigation with well developed characters and plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

DI Maya Rahman returns home from her brother’s funeral to be informed that Linda Gibson, the Headteacher of the Secondary school Maya attended, has been found murdered. Despite the fact that she’s on compassionate leave, Maya sets off to investigate but with cryptic messages from the murderer, the complex relationships between staff and the community as well as coping with her own family concerns, this is an enthralling read.

The author portrays the community in which most of this story takes place so vividly it is easy to envision the places and people involved. The plot is complex, with revelations adding to the enigma, providing diversions and hinting at the truth. The characters seem like ones you could actually meet! There are so many elements of the community which add to the story – from the religious to secular and everything in between!

This is a highly entertaining crime investigation which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys this genre. The author has created a superb leading lady in DI Maya Rahman and a host of great secondary characters. I will definitely endeavour to read more by this author and especially in this series in future.

I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


‘A remarkable portrayal of a crime investigation in modern, multi-cultural Britain’ Paul Finch, author of Ashes to Ashes

A dead girl.
A wall of silence.
DI Maya Rahman is running out of time.

A headmistress is found strangled in her East London school, her death the result of a brutal and ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, written upon which is an ancient Buddhist precept:

I shall abstain from taking the ungiven.

At first, DI Maya Rahman can’t help but hope this is a tragic but isolated murder. Then, the second body is found.

Faced with a community steeped in secrets and prejudice, Maya must untangle the cryptic messages left at the crime scenes to solve the deadly riddle behind the murders – before the killer takes another victim.

Turn a Blind Eye is the first book in a brand-new series set in East London and starring DI Maya Rahman.

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3 comments on “Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newman #Review #Mystery #Murder #Contemporary #Series

  1. carhicks
    April 23, 2018

    This one sounds good. I am not sure if I want to add another series to Mount TBR though.


    • bicted
      April 23, 2018

      At least this is the first book in a new series so you could give it a go and if you like it read the subsequent ones when they’re released. It was a great change to read a murder mystery with such a great community and diverse ethnic/religious mix 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • carhicks
        April 23, 2018

        That is true. It is always good to start at the beginning.


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