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Sheila Quigley
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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Burgess Books (24 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956654614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956654618
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 28 Oct 2010
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Tula & Tony 7 Dec 2010
By P. Tew
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorn in my side 23 Oct 2010
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Average 9 Jun 2011
By Alison
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new series 30 Mar 2011
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty as hell 12 Mar 2011
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorn In My Side 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
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Great story from a local writer looking forward to reading more of her books as this was the first one I have read
Published 2 months ago by ann fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Thriller
I purchased a copy of `Thorn in my Side', together with `Nowhere Man' and `The Final Countdown' from a shop on Holy Island when my husband and I were on holiday in Northumberland... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Anne Gage
5.0 out of 5 stars Left me wanting to go straight onto the next one.
Could not put it down and can not wait to read the next one. Great local author. I will recommend this trilogy.
Published 5 months ago by Kop Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Reading
This book kept my interest from beginning to end.
I felt it left me up in the air, wondering what happened next. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sue Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Quigley Strikes Gold
Thorn in my Side is a barnstorming start to a new series and has all the elements you could hope for in a great crime fiction novel and one of the most unique and imaginatively... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Graham Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea.
After seeing so many good reviews about this book; I settled down with my kindle expecting to enjoy another new author and add to my list of must read . How disappointed I was. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mercedes
5.0 out of 5 stars Encapsulating throughout
Couldn't put this book down. Great local interest created by the author, very evocative to any one from the north east or who has visited or has an interest in the area.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. S. Reay
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I have read earlier books by this author and was disappointed by the language used and that northerners were painted in a bad light. This book however, was different. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jan
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced read.
Thorn in My Side is the first in a trilogy revolving around DI Mike Yorke and the evil that he finds as he returns home to the north east of England. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Shar
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe all the 5 stars this book received...did I buy a...
I bought this book based on all the positive reviews and, as has happened all too frequently with Amazon reviews, I SHOULD have stuck with the 1-star reviews. Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. M. Paton
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