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By Shaun Baines
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ISBN 9781786080677
Fiction Genre Thriller/Crime/Mystery
Publication Date 04/03/2018
Price 8.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Woodcutter-Shaun-Baines/dp/1786080672
Hardcopy Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Woodcutter-Shaun-Baines/dp/1786080672
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Woodcutter-Shaun-Baines-ebook/dp/B07BSJYH4K


On the run from his criminal family, Daniel Dayton returns home to Newcastle Upon Tyne when his abandoned daughter is attacked. But his family have problems of their own. Targeted by a brutal mercenary, their empire is destined to be destroyed should Daniel refuse to help.

Authors Biography

From a damp cottage in Scotland, Shaun writes crime noir set in his native North East of England. Dark characters. Mean streets. Suspicion everywhere.


“An outstandingly good debut from a remarkable author. I read it cover to cover and couldn’t put it down. Well crafted, beautifully written and paced, it kept me guessing from the first page to the last.”
Angela Anderson (Educator)

“My only complaint about this book is that it was impossible to put down! An excellent, gripping plot about a dysfunctional mafia family from North East England. I rarely get totally immersed in a book, but Woodcutter exceeded all my expectations.”
Peter Coxall (Reviewer)

“Gripping and nail-biting from beginning to end.”
Emris Lindsay

“It is gritty, quite dark, has some good characters with many twists and turns and overall is an entertaining read.”
Love Books, Read Books

“Woodcutter is a dark, mean, drama involving some of the most despicable people you ever will come across in a book ad, yet, it also was one of the most gripping novels I have read in a long time.”
Mackey Stanley (Reviewer)

“A gritty, contemporary crime thriller set in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This book hooked me from the get-go. Deftly written, tight story, totally addictive: a great book club pick!”
Janet’s Book Corner

“A very gritty tale of inter-gang feuding set in and around Newcastle. But with a difference. The outcome is never predictable in a story full of clever twists but the adage that “there is no honour amongst thieves” certainly applies here. The Woodcutter holds your attention until the last page.”
Nigel Masterton (Reviewer)

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. Fabulous and gritty introduction to the Dayton family and the grimy world they rule. Looking forward to seeing the sequel in print.

  2. Excellent written story with lots of twists, set in the north east which makes it even more moody and exciting

  3. Shades of Get Carter. Gritty, moody, with a delicious dark comic wit. Great debut novel.

  4. Excellent read well written.

  5. A brilliant read

  6. Great book

  7. A great story

  8. A great story, well written and very enjoyable read.

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