A series of copycat suicides, prompted by a mysterious online blogger, causes DCI Jude Satterthwaite more problems than usual, intensifying his concerns about his troublesome younger brother, Mikey.
Along with his partner, Ashleigh O’Halloran, and a local psychiatrist, Vanessa Wood, Jude struggles to find the identity of the malicious troll gaslighting young people to their deaths.
The investigation stirs grievances both old and new. What is the connection with the hippies camped near the Long Meg stone circle? Could these suicides have any connection with a decades old cold case? And, for Jude, the most crucial question of all.
Is it personal — and could Mikey be the final target?
Gripping & Captivating!
Another wonderful book in this terrific series!
With three recent suicides on their patch, Jude Satterthwaite and his team are unsure as to whether they are connected or not. With the pressing need, to find out one way or another, they continue to look into each case hoping to find something to give them answers. When things begin to point to a third party’s involvement, they need to step up their efforts to find out who – and why.
As always with this author’s work, there is a lot going on and plenty to think about. I’m astonished this is the sixth book in the series! I’ve been invested in it since the very first and so much has happened and yet I feel I still want to find out more. This series is a fine mix of professional and personal and there is always a plethora of information coming to the fore. Just as soon as I’ve decided to commit to one person being culpable, you can guarantee that a reason pops up as to why it’s not them! Gripping and captivating, there are several surprises along the way and I just know I’ll be desperate to read the next in series. Absolutely worth all five sparkling stars and my recommendation to all lovers of a crime mystery you can really get into!
My thanks to the author for my copy of her novel and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime mystery, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 282 pages
- Publication Date: 19 August 2021
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Jo Allen was born in Wolverhampton and is a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University, with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in geography and Earth science. She’s been writing for pleasure and publication for as long as she can remember. 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. She wrote online articles on travel and on her favourite academic subject, Earth science. In 2017 she took the plunge and began writing the genre she most likes to read — crime.
Jo lives in the English Lakes, where the DCI Satterthwaite series is set. In common with all her favourite characters, she loves football (she’s a season ticket holder with her beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers) and cats.
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