Tarnished Reviews


“You’d be crazy not to read this book. Julia Crouch is an absolutely brilliant writer, sharp and compassionate and with a great gift for characterisation and comedy…Fantastic stuff.”
Daily Mail read the full review

“Skilfully written and cleverly structured (Crouch is a meticulous plotter)Tarnished is a memorably disquieting story that twists brilliantly from its humdrum, kitchen-sink opening to a chilling, destructive ending.”
The Telegraph read the full review

“Twisty, unsettling but unforgettable”
Cosmopolitan read the full review

“so scary you won’t want to read it alone in the house”
Sunday Mirror 

Tarnished, the third and undoubtedly best thriller so far from the pen of Julia Crouch, is a masterclass in menace, a slow-burning, psychological story of love, guilt and obsession which takes us into the deepest, darkest corners of the human mind….Crouch’s chiller-thrillers are always so perfectly executed… terrifying, white-knuckle dramas unfold through beautifully honed and descriptive language, and without losing their excellent grip on time and place.”
Lancashire Evening Post read the full review


Tarnished is a fast-paced page turner that draws you in quickly and doesn’t let up. I was intrigued, scared and on the edge of my seat. I didn’t want to put this novel down. Definitely Julia Crouch’s best novel yet.”
elementaryvwatson read the full review

Other writers

Tarnished starts off as heart-wrenching, moves quickly to intriguing and very soon after that becomes downright terrifying. You will not want to miss this book.”
Elizabeth Haynes  read the full review


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