Written by Jo Allen
A brand new DCI Jude Satterthwaite crime mystery from the bestselling Jo Allen.
When one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden’s End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District’s Eden Valley it’s tragic, of course, but not unexpected. Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes… that of pure terror.
DCI Jude Satterthwaite heads up the investigation, but as the deaths start to mount up it’s clear that he, and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran need to uncover a long-buried secret before the killer strikes again…
The second in the unmissable, Lake District-set, DCI Jude Satterthwaite series.
A Terrific Crime Mystery!
I freely admit I’ve been really looking forward to the second Jude Satterthwaite mystery; the first was a bobby dazzler and this one kept up the high standard!
With the death of a very elderly resident in a local care home, no red flags are raised until Jude’s ex-partner has a quiet word with him. As luck would have it, the case falls on DCI Satterthwaite’s desk and he and his team get to work.
Once more, we’re back in the majestic scenery of the Lake District, which author Jo Allen describes so well. I love that she mixes in real places with imaginative ones, but the scenery is undoubtedly Cumbrian. Following on from the first novel, Jude and his team are all beginning to settle into their new positions including new member Ashleigh. With wonderful characterisations, this book kept me gripped right from the very beginning and I devoured each and every detail. Whilst paying complete attention I had an idea of who was involved, but I didn’t get it completely right. However, I love this series and will be watching for the next in this terrific crime mystery. A great read, and one which earns all five stars.
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and to Vicky Joss for my spot in this tour. All stated opinions are completely my own and entirely honest.
Tags: crime mystery, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 322 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 12 December 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
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.