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  1. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    Cassie Maltham was just ten that August afternoon in 1975 when her cousin Suzie vanished They had been walking along the Greenway, an ancient sheltered pathway when Suzie had disappeared Now twenty years later Cassie has returned to try and lay some demons to rest But now, another young girl has disappeared from the Greenway.Cassie has been suffering from mental illness, she has been diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia DI Mike Croft leads the investigation into the missing girl John Cassie Maltham was just ten that August afternoon in 1975 when her cousin Suzie vanished They had been walking along the Greenway, an ancient sheltered pathway when Suzie had disappeared Now twenty years later Cassie has returned to try and lay some demons to rest But now, another young girl has disappeared from the Greenway.Cassie has been suffering from mental illness, she has been diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia DI Mike Croft leads the investigation into the missing girl John Tynan was the detective who had led the investigation into Suzie s disappearance and comes out of retirement to help in the new investigation Cassie is the only link into both the girls disappearance, but do they trust or suspect her There are twists galore in this page turning read I was on the edge of my seat while reading this book It s well written and fast paced.I would like to thank NetGalley, Joffe Books and the author Jane Adams for my ARC in exchange for an honest review


  2. Linda Strong Linda Strong says:

    The Greenway is a kind of pathway that connects two large empty fields.Twenty years ago two little girls took the shortcut home down the Greenway to get home before they gotin trouble for being late Somewhere along this path, one of them went Poof and disappeared The other little girl remembers nothing of what happened.Cassie is now a married woman, who still has nightmares about what happened to her cousin Suzie Cassie still hasn t got her entire memory back Are her nightmares her memory t The Greenway is a kind of pathway that connects two large empty fields.Twenty years ago two little girls took the shortcut home down the Greenway to get home before they gotin trouble for being late Somewhere along this path, one of them went Poof and disappeared The other little girl remembers nothing of what happened.Cassie is now a married woman, who still has nightmares about what happened to her cousin Suzie Cassie still hasn t got her entire memory back Are her nightmares her memory trying to make an appearance She and her husband make a trip back to where it all started.But then another young girl goes missing along the Greenway Cassie becomes a suspect when she has no alibi that can be proven Is Cassie responsible for these two disappearances or is this an evil place, according to folk lore What really happened all those years ago and what has happened now This is an awesome psychological suspense that will keep the reader glued to every single riveting page There are interesting twists and puzzling turns to follow The characters are unique and finely drawn The ending came as quite a surprise.First published in 1995, it has held up to the test of time and is as new now as it was then There are three additional books to this series Have no fear there was no cliff hanger here.Many thanks to the author Jofe Books Books n All Promotions Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this Psychological Drama Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own


  3. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    DNF at 22%.Try as I might I just can t get going with this book, it s just not clicking with me There is nothing wrong with it, it sa case of it s not you, it s me.


  4. Lou Lou says:

    The Greenway is Jane Adams s debut psychological thriller, and it s no surprise to me that it has been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author s Club Best First Novel Award It s a fast paced, well written and blindingly atmospheric read with simmering suspense to keep you progressing There are twists and turns aplenty and the characters are realistic and believable The supernatural elements add further mystery and mystique to this page turner It s a quick, easy read and The Greenway is Jane Adams s debut psychological thriller, and it s no surprise to me that it has been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author s Club Best First Novel Award It s a fast paced, well written and blindingly atmospheric read with simmering suspense to keep you progressing There are twists and turns aplenty and the characters are realistic and believable The supernatural elements add further mystery and mystique to this page turner It s a quick, easy read and perfectly entertaining, although the conclusion left many questions floating around my head.I did, however, feel that the characters could ve been developedto ensure the reader fully supported them, but the chocolate box British village setting creates a kind of claustrophobia which encompasses the whole novel that s not an easy feat First published in 1995 it s stood the test of time and rarely feels outdated in terms of content I look forward to readingof this series and learningabout main protagonist DI Mike Croft.Many thanks to Joffe Books for an ARC


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    This is the first book in the DI Mike Croft crime series and was also the author s debut novel.The story has an almost supernatural feel to it with the legend of the Greenway How can a child just disappear Vanish with no trace and no leads I felt for Cassie as she was the last person to see Suzie, the fact that another girl goes missing on her return in the same area, well my mind was going into overdrive as to who is behind the girls disappearances.Mike is quite a gentle character for a dete This is the first book in the DI Mike Croft crime series and was also the author s debut novel.The story has an almost supernatural feel to it with the legend of the Greenway How can a child just disappear Vanish with no trace and no leads I felt for Cassie as she was the last person to see Suzie, the fact that another girl goes missing on her return in the same area, well my mind was going into overdrive as to who is behind the girls disappearances.Mike is quite a gentle character for a detective inspector He hasn t been hardened to much by the job as he is still sensitive to the victims families as well as Cassie, although he also does get frustrated as her mental health is in question, which in turn causes him to take thingsslower when he wants answers fast.The story line has an almost haunting, melancholy feel to it There is always somethingsinister when a case involves children and I think the overwhelming sense of dread as to just what has happened to them, has you in two minds as to whether we really want to know.The Greenway is a solid start to a new crime series to me It has a likeable protagonist that has left me wanting to readand get to know him better This isn t a fast paced crime book but the author s storytelling gently pulls you in whilst holding your attention throughout I enjoyed my first introduction to DI Mike Croft and look forward toin the series


  6. Carmen Carmen says:

    This is a gripping mystery story.Cassie is suffering from mental illness She always was a sleepwalker, but then there was that fateful night when she and her cousin were walking home and she blacked out only to wake up and find her cousin was gone After that incident when she was 10 she s been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia and depression.Her loving husband in my opinion he s smothering and controlling has finally, 20 years after The Incident, brought her back to the Greenway to g This is a gripping mystery story.Cassie is suffering from mental illness She always was a sleepwalker, but then there was that fateful night when she and her cousin were walking home and she blacked out only to wake up and find her cousin was gone After that incident when she was 10 she s been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia and depression.Her loving husband in my opinion he s smothering and controlling has finally, 20 years after The Incident, brought her back to the Greenway to get over the last of her fears They and another couple who they are friends with travel there on holiday.After only being there only a day or two another little girl goes missing The circumstances are almost identical to Sue s Cassie s cousin disappearance 20 years ago.With the police investigating and the grieving, frantic families looking for someone to blame, Cassie is caught in the crossfire Not only is her mental illness flaring up with a vengeance, but everyone suspects her of having kidnapped and murdered both her cousin when Cassie was 10 and now this other girl After all, she blacks out, loses time, sleepwalks, and is a known schizophrenic What better scapegoat could there be Of course her fiercely protective husband does everything he can, and the lead cop Mike has a hunch Cassie didn t do it But if she didn t do it, then who did Is a murderer lurking in this small coastal town The thing that bugged me most about this book was Fergus, Cassie s husband On one hand, it was really good he was there and so protective Because he got her legal help, he called in her psychiatrist, and he did his best to protect her from the police But on the other hand, how he treats her before the girl goes missing on their vacation AND after seems to me a little iffy He hovers around her constantly, always monitoring her mood what she s eating how much she s sleeping He s always got his arms wrapped about her protectively and he barely lets her have a conversation without leaping to what he sees as her defense He also tells her what to do, tells her what s best for her recovery , and pressures her to for example disclose nightmares she s been having to the police.Now, I understand why he s sowatchful After all he s watched his wife of five years struggle with schizophrenia, being in and out of hospitals, seeing professionals of all kinds, etc etc I can understand that he s afraid his wife s going to slip into madness again But on the other hand, living with a guy like this whether he had my best interests at heart or not would annoy and frustrate me to no end I kept waiting for her to tell him, Back off But she never does Is he going to treat her like this for the rest of her life I have no idea how she put up with 5 years of this crap I just read the non fiction book BRAIN ON FIRE, about a woman who struggles with what everyone thinks is a severe mental illness After everything is better, or at least as better as it s going to get, she talks about how she had to teach her boyfriend how to treat her like an equal again Cassie, in this book, needs to do that She needs to set some boundaries and force her husband to start treating her like a woman again and not a child.That issue aside, this book grabs hold and doesn t let go It s interesting and keeps you turning pages quickly to find out what will happen next


  7. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    think this is one of the creepiest and oft disturbing psychological thrillers I ve read in a while, one in which the author manages to keep it surface steady whilst letting the dark undertones sneak up on you.Cassie is a fascinating character, whose mind plays tricks on her and whose dreams may hold the key to an age old mystery But a new missing child overshadows Cassie s attempts to heal.This is a multi arc drama featuring police investigation and Cassie s ongoing trauma Jane Adams weaves a think this is one of the creepiest and oft disturbing psychological thrillers I ve read in a while, one in which the author manages to keep it surface steady whilst letting the dark undertones sneak up on you.Cassie is a fascinating character, whose mind plays tricks on her and whose dreams may hold the key to an age old mystery But a new missing child overshadows Cassie s attempts to heal.This is a multi arc drama featuring police investigation and Cassie s ongoing trauma Jane Adams weaves a mystical and intriguing tale, where superstition and practicality collide, where the unexpected lurks and the finale may well play on the mind.Clever Great writing and layered characters.Recommended


  8. Pat Pat says:

    The title has the claim a stunning psychological thriller full of absolutely breathtaking twists, I kid you not And this is why I have given it one star, it would have been two but the shameless hustle, the cheap attempt to market this load of cane toad droppings has made me very cranky It was not stunning, not thrilling and I couldn t find a twist The plot led inexorably in one direction, there was no veering off the path And this explains my waning interest in this genre I mean if you r The title has the claim a stunning psychological thriller full of absolutely breathtaking twists, I kid you not And this is why I have given it one star, it would have been two but the shameless hustle, the cheap attempt to market this load of cane toad droppings has made me very cranky It was not stunning, not thrilling and I couldn t find a twist The plot led inexorably in one direction, there was no veering off the path And this explains my waning interest in this genre I mean if you re new to reading this stuff you might think oh, I wasn t expecting that But for theexperienced readers among us sigh.Twenty years ago young Cassie Maltham and her cousin Suzie Ash were hurrying back to Suzie s place, taking a shortcut through the greenway which is essentially a tunnel of trees that meet overhead in the middle Suzy disappeared never to be seen again and Cassie blacked out and can t remember anything For some reason she has felt guilty ever since, because of course whenever anything bad happens to someone you know it must be your fault Now Cassie, her husband Fergus and two friends are back to see if Cassie can come to terms with it all Naturally, another young girl goes missing in the same spot Of course they must be related you think Of all the disappearing child stories I have read this has to be one of the most boring There was some attempt to make it ghostly and creepy but OMG it was so lame Character development was minimal The detective, Mike Croft, came across as a surly bad tempered bugger and there is a spin off series about him heeeelp Cassie came across as a fruit loop I m really sorry Jane Adams, I normally try a bit harder to be nice but I am sick to death of blurbs promising the world and delivering halitosis Avoid unless you don t have any toothpicks to jam under your fingernails for entertainment


  9. Bandit Bandit says:

    A very British murder mystery Well, technically is starts with a kidnapping, and then another decades later, but murder mystery is what it ends up being And that s what DI Mike Croft ends up solving This one was originally published some 23 years ago as a start of Mike Croft mystery series Now Joffe publishers have picked it up, dusted it off, gave it a new snazzy cover and obsequious amounts of praise, the kind that is difficult to believe does anyone any good, because it sets up difficult A very British murder mystery Well, technically is starts with a kidnapping, and then another decades later, but murder mystery is what it ends up being And that s what DI Mike Croft ends up solving This one was originally published some 23 years ago as a start of Mike Croft mystery series Now Joffe publishers have picked it up, dusted it off, gave it a new snazzy cover and obsequious amounts of praise, the kind that is difficult to believe does anyone any good, because it sets up difficult to meet expectations and here you go The book, actually, doesn t read too dated and has all the quaintness of a small town setting that British crime dramas always utilize so well and even some psychological suspense, especially since one of the persons involve is somewhat mentally unstable and makes for a less than reliable witness suspect But overall, it s just ok, it doesn t especially wow or make you want to read all of Croft s mysteries immediately, it s decent, it s respectably average, but there is nothing outstanding here Personally, I prefer this type of British crime drama as done by BBC In fact, those are lovely, I m quite a fan In a book form it was perfectly serviceable, it entertained and I enjoyed the supernatural undertones Definitelyof a procedural than a dark psychological thriller, if you re into that sort of thing It read very quickly Thanks Netgalley


  10. Nefeli Nefeli says:

    I had two main problems with this book the ending and the writing.The ending made little to no sense to me I don t buy who the culprit is supposed to be And I really don t like the supernatural elements that are supposed to make you wonder if something else is going on as well.The writing made me feel like I was reading someone s dream Parts of the book were kind of jumbled and didn t make sense, there were sentences that I had to read two or three times in order to comprehend their meaning I had two main problems with this book the ending and the writing.The ending made little to no sense to me I don t buy who the culprit is supposed to be And I really don t like the supernatural elements that are supposed to make you wonder if something else is going on as well.The writing made me feel like I was reading someone s dream Parts of the book were kind of jumbled and didn t make sense, there were sentences that I had to read two or three times in order to comprehend their meaning Perhaps this was done on purpose so as to add to the atmosphere In any case, I didn t like it.The premise was interesting enough and Mike Croft was adequately likeable Had either the ending or the writing been different, I would consider giving it maybe 3 stars But as it is, I m sorry, I just didn t like it.Thank you Netgalley


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The Greenway [Ebook] ➩ The Greenway ➯ Jane A. Adams – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Even in her dream Cassie could feel the exertion of that runThen, the sudden shimmer, like a displaced heat haze the feeling of heaviness cloaked around her shoulders, the ground shifting beneath her Even in her dream Cassie could feel the exertion of that runThen, the sudden shimmer, like a displaced heat haze the feeling of heaviness cloaked around her shoulders, the ground shifting beneath her feet Dimly, as she fell, she heard Suzie s distant voice calling her nameCassie Maltham still has nightmares about that day in Augustwhen she and her twelve year old cousin Suzie took a short cut through The Greenway, an ancient enclosed pathway steeped in Norfolk legend For somewhere along this path Suzie simply vanishedHaunted also is John Tynan, the retired detective once in charge of Suzie s case, still obsessed by the tragic disappearance he failed to solveThen another young girl goes missing at the entrance to The Greenway And Cassie s nightmares take on a new and terrifying edge.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 266 pages
  • The Greenway
  • Jane A. Adams
  • English
  • 08 April 2017
  • 0330346318

About the Author: Jane A. Adams

Some of her early books were published under the name of Jane Adams This should not be confused with this Jane Adams who is a different author.