The Greenway

The Greenway

“Few debut novels achieve this level of suspense. The Greenway lingered in my mind for days. It takes the psychological suspense novel into new realms of mystery.Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News

“A haunting debut.” Minette Walters

Compellingly told and rich with psychological insight.” Independent

Nail-biting stuff.” Ms London

“An assured first novel, with a strong cast and a plot which twists and turns without a glitch.” Yorkshire Evening Post

“Adams has a distinctive voice, which I predict will be heard by the majority of mystery fans.”

Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award.

AUGUST 1975: Cassie Maltham’s life changes forever one scorching day. She and her twelve-year-old cousin Suzie take a shortcut through the Greenway, an ancient pathway steeped in Norfolk legend. Somewhere along this path Suzie simply vanishes . . .

TWENTY YEARS LATER: Cassie is still tormented by nightmares, parts of her memory completely erased. With her husband Fergus and friends Anna and Simon, she returns to Norfolk, determined to confront her fears and solve a mystery that won’t let her rest.

Then another young girl goes missing at the entrance to the Greenway, and Cassie is pushed once more into the darkest recesses of her mind.

John Tynan, the retired detective who’d been in charge of Suzie’s case, is still haunted by her disappearance. He offers his help to Detective Inspector Mike Croft who is leading the increasingly frantic search for the missing child.

Has evil returned? And what really happened all those years ago and who can be believed?

Perfect for fans of Nualla Ellwood, Kl Slater, Gillian Flynn, and Lucy Clarke.


Title:The Greenway
Edition Language:English
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    The Greenway Reviews

  • Louise Wilson

    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 ...

  • Linda Strong

    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. ...

  • Cheryl

    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's more a case of "it's not you, it's me"....

  • Lou

    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...

  • Sarah

    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 d...

  • Carmen

    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 ...

  • Liz Barnsley

    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...

  • Pat (not getting friend updates currently)

    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 hu...

  • Nefeli

    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 ele...

  • Jo

    I started reading this and gave up after two chapters, finding it extremely dull. But then, after reading the 4 star reviews on here, I decided to give it another chance. Wish I hadn’t. That’s two...