Ruth Dugdall
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Ruth Dugdall

BIOGRAPHY: RUTH DUGDALL

BACKGROUND
Ruth studied English at university and then took an MA is Social Work. Following this she worked in the Criminal Justice System as a social worker then as a probation officer. Part of this time was spent seconded to a prison housing serious offenders. She continues to work within the Criminal Justice System, most recently in Luxembourg.
Ruth's novels are informed by her experience and are "authentic and credible".

WRITING
Ruth's first novel, The James Version, is a historical fiction based on the actual murder of Maria Marten at the Red Barn in Suffolk. The story is re-told with a fresh light on who really killed Maria.

Her second novel, The Woman Before Me, won the Debut Dagger in 2005. It is the story of Rose Wilks, a female stalker imprisoned for killing a child, who claims to be innocent.

Her third novel, The Sacrificial Man, will be published in 2011.
It is the story on an Internet suicide pact that goes wrong.

Humber Boy B, set in Ruth's birthplace Hull, was published in 2015 as was Nowhere Girl, which is set in Luxembourg.

Apart from The James Version, all of Ruth's books feature probation officer Cate Austin. "Probation officers have more face-to-face contact with criminals than any other profession," she says, "they are the unsung heroes of the Criminal Justice System."

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    • My Sister and Other Liars

    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sam is 17, starving herself and longing for oblivion....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This novel would make a 5 star novella!

    • By Wayne on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Things You Didn't See

    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    On a chilly morning in rural Suffolk, Cassandra Hawke is woken by a gunshot. Her mother is clinging on to her life, the weapon still lying nearby. Everyone thinks it’s attempted suicide - but none of it makes any sense to Cass. She’s certain there’s more to it than meets the eye....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator better than the story

    • By Buzy_reading on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Woman Before Me

    • A Thriller
    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Susannah Tyrrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks' life is shattered when her newborn baby, Joel, is admitted to intensive care....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but needs a different narrator

    • By Reader on 04-12-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Humber Boy B

    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge. Two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison. Upon their release they are granted anonymity....

    Regular price: $35.23

    • Nowhere Girl

    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Probation officer Cate Austin has moved for a fresh start along with her daughter, Amelia, to live with her police detective boyfriend, Olivier Massard....

    Regular price: $33.35

    • The Sacrificial Man

    • By: Ruth Dugdall
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    When Probation Officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career....

    Regular price: $35.23

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