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Who Cares if They Die

Published Date: May 17, 2018

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Did she jump or was she pushed? 

It starts with the hanging woman in the Maple Valley woods; the woman with no shoes, no car and no name. On paper it’s an obvious case of suicide – but to Officer Dean Matheson, something doesn’t add up.

Then there are the other deaths, deaths that also look like suicides – but are they? The victims are all women living on the fringes of society, addicts and criminals. Who will miss them? Does anyone really care if they die?
Dean Matheson is making it his business to care, even if it means he becomes a target …

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Wendy Dranfield

Wendy is a British crime thriller writer who lives in the UK with her husband and 3 rescue cats.
She started writing as a young girl, thanks to her love of reading, and still has some of the ghost and crime stories she wrote back then. She occasionally reads them when she needs a good laugh.
After completing a degree in Creative Writing & Philosophy, Wendy is now an author of a dark Young Adult novel (which was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition) and of several short stories published in anthologies.  Who Cares If They Die is her debut novel with Ruby Fiction.
Wendy is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors.
When not writing, she wastes her time on Twitter, complaining about not having enough time to write.

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Reviews (5)


  1. Els Ebraert
    Els Ebraert September 25, 2018 at 6:08 am .

    Appearances can be deceiving …

    How I loved this book!

    You are constantly hurled back and forth between emotions and somebody thinks it’s a good idea killing women who are socially marginalised. They do not really seem to serve any pupose anyway, do they?

    Sometimes the author chooses to keep the culprit’s identity a secret until the end. Sometimes, the name is revealed a lot sooner and sometimes we know from the start who is repsonsible for all the nastiness. If you want to know which structure is picked here, you will have to find out for yourself. I promise you, you will not regret reading this story.

    I can’t wait to read what comes next

  2. Anne
    Anne September 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm .

    This had me hooked from the first chapter and I couldn’t put it down. The story starts with a suspected suicide found in the woods, Dean Matheson thinks there may be more to it than first meets the eye. When a second death occurs and a senior member of his team is taken ill the case is passed to Dean to solve. But it’s not just work he has to deal with, his personal life is falling apart. The identity of the killer is suggested at fairly early with clever hints that something’s not right, but I was with Dean every step of the way willing him to put two and two together and to catch the killer before they strike again. This is a multi layered story written in the present tense and I loved every minute of reading it. I’m not usually a fan of this genre but Wendy’s converted me and I look forward to reading more from this author.

  3. Barbara P
    Barbara P October 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm .

    This seriously involved crime story is really gripping. A small town in USA has a mysterious suicide. Things then really start to happen! The local police department is shown in full glory, their dogged determination to find out what is happening in their town but also their human frailty. The oh so very human star of the book, Dean, strikes up a friendship with newcomer Beth and we read about the development of this romance. I don’t want to write more as it would be too easy to open the sack and let out one of the many cats! Suffice it to say this is a brilliant crime story with romantic overtones which I am sure everyone will thoroughly enjoy.

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