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  • ISBN: 1908248009
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Ruth Dugdall
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Legend Times Group (June 25, 2011)
  • Pages: 308 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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The Sacrificial Man: Shocking. Ruth Dugdall studied a BA (Hons) degree in English and Theatre Studies at Warwick University, and then an MA is Social Work at UEA. She worked as a Probation Officer for almost a decade, working in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals. The Woman Before Me (Legend Press, 2010) was informed by her experiences. Ruth's professional background gives her writing authenticity and credibility.

Ruth Dugdall's novels are intelligent and gripping, with a sophisticated psychological . The Sacrificial Man: Shocking.

Ruth Dugdall's novels are intelligent and gripping, with a sophisticated psychological sensibility. She is a huge talent. The Ruth Dugdall Collection. Labelled as autobiographical fiction, For the Love of a Man by Amrinder Bajaj tells the story of a woman who did not have the luxury to make the choices in her life but had to always accede to the wishes of the people around her. Even though the prot.

Place of Publication. Ruth Dugdall was a probation officer for almost a decade, working in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals

Place of Publication. Ruth Dugdall was a probation officer for almost a decade, working in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals. She isthe author of The Sacrificial Man. Country of Publication.

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Publisher: Legend Press. Print ISBN: 9781910394595, 1910394599. Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society. But the general public’s anger is steadily growing, and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep. Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime.

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Ruth Dugdall studied English Literature at Warwick University before taking . Legend Press Ltd, 2 London Wall Buildings

Ruth Dugdall studied English Literature at Warwick University before taking an MA in Social Work at the University of East Anglia. After graduating she worked for almost a decade within the criminial. The Woman Before Me, the first novel to feature probation officer Cate Austin, was published by Legend Press in August 2010. It won the CWA Debut Dagger, the 2009 Luke Bitmead Bursary Award, was shortlisted for the 2011 People’s Book Prize, and longlisted for the New Angle Book Prize. The Sacrifical Man is Ruth’s third novel. Legend Press Ltd, 2 London Wall Buildings, London EC2M 5UU. infond-paperbooks.

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE WOMAN BEFORE ME

'Utterly chilling and enthralling from the first line to the last.' Karen Maitland

What I want to say is that suicide is my choice. No-one else is to blame. Man seeks beautiful woman for the journey of a lifetime: Will you help me to die?

When Probation Officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide and Cate must recommend a sentence.

Alice insists her story is one of misinterpreted love, forcing those around her to analyse their own lives. Who is to decide what is normal and when does loyalty turn to obsession?

Investigating the loophole that lies between murder and euthanasia, Cate must now meet the woman who agreed to comply with her lover's final request. Shocking revelations expose bitter truths that can no longer be ignored.

A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah

What Reviewers and Readers Say:

‘An unflinching journey, chilling and insightful, into the darker reaches of the human mind.’ Michelle Spring

‘The final twist is stunning.’ Online blogger Fleur Fisher

‘This is not just a crime novel or a psychological thriller. I like that. Ian Rankin chose to be a crime novelist because he realised that a detective was the perfect tool to prise open the lid of society. He’s a serious novelist masquerading as a crime fiction writer and I believe the same is true of Ruth Dugdall.’ Jim Murdoch, author and blogger

‘Those who have read the debut novel and expect a sucker punch twist in the tale will not be disappointed, Dugdall bowls a googlie you surely cannot expect coming.’ Shotsmag

I had shivers at the end... it was refreshing to read a modern crime novel with a younger, female, detective, and the insight in the probation service was fascinating.’ ForBooksSake

‘The book is not straightforward for as soon as the reader thinks that they know where it is leading, Ruth Dugdall throws a curve to keep you guessing. The characters are real and three dimensional - they walk among us...a must read novel.’ BrokenTrails

‘The book is heartily recommended… and the author is one to watch.’ The Bookbag

‘Dugdall challenges our preconceptions on just about every emotive topic out there. Bold and clever in her storytelling, she forces a spotlight into the darkest corners of humanity.’ The Truth About Books

‘I’d highly recommend The Sacrificial Man. It is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time. The plotting is excellent and the books easy to read nature while touching on so many dark subjects make it a must-read.’ Books you Love


Reviews about The Sacrificial Man: Shocking. Page-Turning. Intelligent. Psychological Thriller Series with Cate Austin (7):
Urllet
The central plot to this book relates to euthanasia and subsequent cannibalism, therefore for those who lean towards a weak constitution, don't read it. If you feel stronger, then it is worth a read. I only gave this book 3 stars because it started off too slowly and it did not gain pace until more than halfway through. However, I kept reading it because I thought it would get better. In fact, there were times when I felt so repulsed reading this book, I almost set it aside and not finish it. There were twists and turns along the way, as expected, and I was totally stunned at the finish. The ending was a surprise. The only other criticism of this book is that I often had times where I had difficulty identifying the narrator as it jumped around a little. This may not be the case for other readers who can set aside larger periods of time for reading. Those who have read my previous reviews will know that I deliberately reveal little of the plot to ensure future readers maximum enjoyment .
Throw her heart
This is the second Dugdale book about a probation officer reporting on a convicted criminal. Like its predecessor it employs the genre of separately following the stories of the good and bad guys. while the book is quite readable the plot twists are fairly obvious and the surprise ending isn't much of a surprise. The heroine, probation officer Cate Austin, seems almost to fade into the background against "Robin" (convicted of aiding a suicide and awaiting sentence) and "Smith" (the suicide) even though her task is to prepare a pre-sentencing report on "Robin" for the court. The point of the story, of course, is how Cate gets to the truth of what really happened about "Smith's" suicide. All in all, something to read when there is nothing on
TV.
Vozilkree
I would suggest that any reader new to Ruth Dugdal looking at this book should read "The Woman Before Me" first as it gives you a good background into Cate (the probation officer) and explains some references in this book that otherwise would have you scratching your head.

This book asks the ultimate question...should you be allowed to help someone die? What drives a person to want to kill themself? What drives a person to want to help that person die?

Both characters have their own secret reasons for this desire and they hide it from each other (and the reader) very well until all is revealed at the end. The surface reasons are matyrdom - to sacrifice ones self like Jesus and also to die in the prime of your life, before love and age deteriorate a beautiful moment - all very poetic and romantic, but the truth festers under the surface and threatens to unmask them both.

Ruth once again looks at the importance of our family structures and how our parents ultimately shape and map our futures and breed our insecurities and self worth. How much of our personality is nature versus nurture? Can we ever escape the child within us?

Ruth is a light and compelling read, not heavy or overly gruesome and no explicit scenes or profanity. She takes a unique look underneath the stories that you might see in the papers or on the news and lets us behind the scenes to really know the characters and what makes them tick.

Ruth tends to write about characters that are not easily likeable, however you feel comfortable with them and understand them and their actions through the delicate weaving of her storytelling.

If I had any criticism it would be that I would like her books to be a bit longer and to flesh out the characters a little more. Not that the story needed it, but for gluttony alone, I would have liked to spend a bit longer with them.
Ginaun
Once again, Ruth has written a great book. Sounds simple. A man advertises for a woman to help him commit suicide. Why is someone willing to help do this for someone they don't know? And is it really that simple? Well, yes, and, no. I don't want to ruin the ending. So, I will just say, again, the author managed to put in a few twists I never saw coming. I felt like this could be believable. It was very suspenseful. and I just didn't want it to end. I tried to read this book slowly, so as to savor it, but it was just so good I had to keep reading. A very thought provoking subject. Fans of Jodi Picoult should enjoy this book, as you really need to read the whole book to get inside the story. Skipping to the end? Can't. You would miss the whole story! I almost didn't choose this book because I wasn't sure I liked the premise of someone "eating a piece of a dead person". But it wasn't gory, and it did really make the story believable. It felt necessary. I was really glad I chose this book. From now on, this author is on my can't miss list. Her writing is very descriptive. The subjects are timeless. The stories are suspenseful, even when you think you know the ending.
Vojar
I have now completed all of the probation officer Cate Austin books by Ruth Dugdall and must say that The Sacrificial Man was every bit as engaging and disturbing and well executed as the others. My God the themes entwined between the cover of this incredible book make your skin crawl, your stomach clench, your heart cry and your empathetic emotions kick in to high gear.
If you are a fan of books like The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris or many of Joyce Carol Oates darker novels like Zombie you will turn the pages of Dugdall's novels quickly like I have. The literary writing is perfection and the arcs come full circle to make you go, "ah ha!"
As the mother on an adopted child, coming to us at age five and having arrived with much baggage I could not get enough of this fictional main character's back story. As a person who is fascinated with deviant behavior I marvel at how Dugdall takes on such dark themes and makes them readable. As a writer I only wish I could write as well as Dugdall. Reading her books is like taking a class in creative writing. Can't get enough! THANKS, RUTH DUGDALL!
Kazijora
I'm not sure why I persisted but kept thinking there may be some wonderful twist around the corner. Not so and a read I could have lived without.
Faehn
Lots of twists and turns. some surprises and one of the best ebooks I have read.Very good.Will be reading more of her books!

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