Written by Jo Allen
The charred remains of a child are discovered – a child no one seems to have missed…
It’s high summer, and the lakes are in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave. Uncontrollable fell fires are breaking out across the moors faster than they can be extinguished. When firefighters uncover the body of a dead child at the heart of the latest blaze, Detective Chief Inspector Jude Satterthwaite’s arson investigation turns to one of murder.
Jude was born and bred in the Lake District. He knows everyone… and everyone knows him. Except his intriguing new Detective Sergeant, Ashleigh O’Halloran, who is running from a dangerous past and has secrets of her own to hide…
Temperatures – and tension – in the village are rising, and with the body count rising Jude and his team race against the clock to catch the killer before it’s too late…
The first in the gripping, Lake District-set, DCI Jude Satterthwaite series.
A Fascinating & Detailed Mystery!
A very engaging and appealing read, this is one I just raced through!
Jade Satterthwaite is the DCI of a small team in the Lake District; Ashleigh O’Halloran has moved from Carlise to join the team as DS. What couldn’t be foreseen was that a murder case would land on their laps on Ash’s very first day. Baptism of fire – in more ways than one . . .
This is a well-researched, suspenseful read which flows beautifully and has some really memorable characters; I’m hoping that author Jo Allen develops this into a long-running series. The investigative team is an interesting mix, all with their own strengths. The suspects are of varied character and the results are a damn good read! It’s an observant piece of writing, and the result is a fascinating and detailed mystery in a wonderful setting. I love the twists and turns, and it’s a very satisfying read which I’m absolutely positive is well worth five sparkly stars!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and particularly to Vicky Joss for including me in this Blog Tour.
Tags: crime mystery, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 248 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 9 May 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
Meet the Author
Jo Allen was born in Wolverhampton and is a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University. After a career in economic consultancy she took up writing and was first published under the name Jennifer Young in genres of short stories, romance and romantic suspense. In 2017 she took the plunge and began writing the genre she most likes to read – crime. Now living in Edinburgh, she spends as much time as possible in the English Lakes. In common with all her favourite characters, she loves football (she’s a season ticket holder with her beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers) and cats.