Welcome to the official website of author, Helen J. Christmas, creator of the series Same Face Different Place.

‘Same Face Different Place’ is a series of novels set in England; a dark and romantic mystery thriller which rolls across 4 decades…



Romantic Thriller set in the London Criminal Underworld of the 1970s…

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“It had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.”



1980s Psychological Thriller set around the restoration of a country estate...


“This is a gripping tale of suspense.”



A terrifying race for justice as the story moves into the 90s...


“There is such evil and such innocence, impossible to put down.”



From justice rises another man’s revenge...


A chilling tale of control, desire and obsession.

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British thriller mystery across the decades


Same Face Different Place Book 1 Beginnings by Helen J. Christmas Same Face Different Place Book 2 Visions by Helen J. Christmas Same Face Different Place Book 3 Pleasures by Helen J. Christmas

Front Cover - Book 4 Retribution Phase 1 by Helen J Christmas Front Cover - Book 4 Retribution End Game by Helen J Christmas
5 Book series available on Amazon (click the book covers to go directly to the links) for more information on each title, visit the menu links under ‘Books in the Series.


Book 2 VISIONS Blog Tour runs from 8th – 14th April 2018, with a new edition published, this novel will be featured on the websites of #bookbloggers across the UK. Post coming soon on my blog.

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Ever wondered what darker stories lurk behind some of the lesser known characters of
“Rosebrook Chronicles, The Hidden Stories” is a work in progress…

Reviews for Beginnings:

Incredible Story! 9 Feb 2014 By Marion Kille

I have to say this is one of the best books I have ever read! Not only was it an exciting page turner, it was the most heart-felt love story that will play over and over in my mind. Helen’s writing is descriptive and captivating. Not many stories have such a profound affect on me. I will immediately be downloading the sequel and purchasing the paperback. It is a book to own and treasure.

I loved reading this from start to finish 30 October 2016 By Booklover BEV

I loved reading this from start to finish my first by this author and looking forward to reading more. It leaves you hooked from the start the London crime books are one of my favourites and this author could well follow in the league of Martina Cole and Kimberley chambers. Well done to the author.

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Reviews for Visions:

A must read! 28 Mar 2014 By vanessa coleman

Absolutely loved this book – in fact I never wanted it to end. It had me on the edge of my seat, never knowing what was round the corner. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Amazing Thriller!, 14 Oct. 2015, By Anon Anon

Author Helen Christmas knows how to take a reader for a thrilling ride! This is the second book of her series, I highly recommend you read that as well.

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Reviews for Pleasures:

Absolutely fantastic book, gripping, 22 Oct. 2015 By Jane

Absolutely fantastic book, gripping, great writing. The characters and story line develop from the previous book, there is such evil and such innocence, impossible to put down.

A gripping, edge of seat read, 6 May 2015 By Amazon Customer

This is the 3rd book in a saga which begins in gangland London in the 1970s and spans 3 decades. This book, like the other 2 does not fail to disappoint. Helen is a skilled writer with attention to fine detail on everything from the landscapes, the weather to human emotions through to her back ground research. Her descriptions of scenes and scenery are very carefully crafted. The book can be read without having first read books 1 & 2 because she skilfully weaves in the background to what is happened. The story builds to an extremely gripping, edge of seat dramatic ending in which you can’t turn the pages fast enough; constantly rooting for the main character Eleanor and her safety. I love the way Helen puts events in their historical context. Eg you learn about the rave and ecstasy scene, the 1987 hurricane and why the devastation was so bad. I hope lots of people will read this book because they are missing out if they don’t.

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Reviews for Retribution Phase 1:

The ongoing story of Eleanor and her family gradually coming to a brilliant climax. 26 June 2017 By Sue

Wow again Helen! The ongoing story of Eleanor and her family gradually coming to a brilliant climax…..The writing and the different characters are superb. Just cannot wait for the last book in the series. Highly Recommended .

A conclusion to the on-going criminal saga, 6 June 2017 By All Things D

A great book which concludes the on-going feud between Eleanor, her family and friends and Ben and his family and the criminal underworld Ben represents.

In this story Peter is under the spotlight when an unwelcome visitor appears and Peter is arrested for something that happened 30 years ago.

Ben is still trying to take revenge on Eleanor and her friends, despite warnings from his mother, Rowena. I love Ben because he’s pure evil!

This book will not disappoint and I highly recommend!

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