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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Burgess Books (24 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956654614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956654618
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K. lavelle on 28 Oct 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm from Norway and had never heard about this author before. I met her at a book signing in a WHSmith bookstore at the Metro Centre. Unfortunately non of her books is published in Norway.
Anyway, I bought a copy of "Thorn in my side", Sheila signed it for me. I went outside the store and sat down on a bench waiting for my wife and two daugters. I opened the book to see what it was all about, and before I knew it, I was caught in the story and it would not let go. This book is a fast-paced, gripping story about some ordinary people getting caught in a conspiracy way beond their imagination. Higly recommended!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Tew on 7 Dec 2010
Format: Hardcover
The first of a brand new series of crime thriller. The characters may also be brand new but like Sheila's previous novels they are so lifelike you soon feel you are standing next to them. She has a superior talent for characterisation.
Set pedominantly on the atmospheric Holy Island just off the Northumberland coastline, the location provides the perfect backdrop for this gripping narrative. The author hooks you in from the start with her typical ability to create intrigue. Holy Island is an evocative place to those who have visited. To those who haven't yet seen it, after reading this book you are sure to want to travel there (warning - check the tide tables first!).
The success of this outstanding book by the North East's most eminent crime fiction writer is underpinned by her meticulous research.
We don't want to give the plot away but anyone who reads this book will see the obvious visual potential for film or T.V.dramatisation.

Producers and film companies are you listening !
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrjohngray on 23 Oct 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is a tightly written thriller which unlike her seahills estate books is set (mostly) on Holy Island. Her characterisation is second to none and along with her excellent storylines they bring the North East underworld to life. I began this book with a keen anticipation having read her last five books and I was not disapointed. I found I was unable to put it down until I had turned the very last page, it even accompanied me to the loo. After this I may not visit Holy Island for some time. Thank you Ms Quigley for another masterpiece, Martina Cole eat your heart out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alison on 9 Jun 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book after a trip to Lindisfarne, a local shopkeeper gave me a bookmark with Sheila Quigley's autograph on, and told me that the book is based in Lindisfarne. I eagerly purchased the book when I returned home and was not disappointed with the story, but I was not enthralled by it either. It was an okay read, you do have to read quite a chunk of the book before it starts to feature Lindisfarne though, It is not one of the stories you read and can't put down, but nor is it a story you wish you hadn't started, hence three stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Cawte on 30 Mar 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm delighted to see so many 5-star reviews, because this book deserves them all. The characterisations are marvellous, and Smiler is an absolute revelation - it's a long time since I felt so much for a fictional character!

The scenery and atmosphere, both of Holy Island and of Berwick (on the mainland) are really well captured and vivid. The story pulled me in from the first page,and I could not put it down (I love a good conspiracy theory!).

Don't start reading this at bedtime - you'll be up all night...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Crime Lover on 12 Mar 2011
Format: Hardcover
Sheila Quigley is a terrific crime writer, and Thorn in My Side will only add to the many accolades she has received over the years. No one else does gritty crime like Quigley.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 13 Jun 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Brilliant book, been trying to get a copy for a couple of months, got a kindle as a present and downloaded the book, took me a few days to read and I'm now reading the next book in the trilogy Nowhere Man, very easy and enjoyable reading
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PSY on 6 Jun 2012
Format: Paperback
This book drags you in from the beginning. Living near to the areas in the novel makes the suspense even more thrilling. Highly recommended to readers who enjoy a decent crime thriller. On a par with Karin Slaughter et al. Rushing out to buy the next instalment.
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