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*BLOG TOUR* Death on the River – Clare Chase ★★★★

Blurb; Meet Tara Thorpe – she’s Cambridge Police’s newest recruit… but her dark past is never far behind her.

When a body is pulled from the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of town, everybody assumes it was a tragic accident. But Detective Tara Thorpe, newly joined and determined to prove herself, suspects there’s more to the story.

Tara is desperate to investigate further, but her supervisor Patrick Wilkins has other ideas. He would rather die than let this ambitious upstart show him up – even if it means some digging in Tara’s secret past to keep her under his thumb. After all, it’s not like he can report her – everyone knows that his boss Detective Garstin Blake and Tara have a history…

When another body is found, it becomes clear that there’s a killer on the loose. Could the murders be linked to the secrets that Tara has been keeping from her team… and can she solve the case before another innocent dies?

My Review; Death on the River is the second book in the Tara Thorpe series. A series that is so far, great! I’ve really enjoyed the first two books.

Tara is one strong, determined character, she may be the teams newbie but she knows not to give in and is determined she will uncover what was classed as a tragic accident and case closed. Will she be able to find new evidence? New clues? Anything that was overlooked or missed? She is one clever lady.

As the story unravels I tried to figure out could it be this, could it be that… I was wrong on all accounts! But when things start to become to close to home and Tara starts to think she’s being targeted will that put her off? Is someone hiding secrets? Not wanting Tara to solve the mystery?

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A story that keeps you thinking… A mystery and crime that just goes on and on. Bigger than they first thought. Keeps the reader hooker and on edge. I enjoyed it and loved it. I am already looking forward to book three in this series… Wonder what’s going to happen next. A well deserved four stars. I highly recommend this series!

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crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Murder on the Marshes – Clare Chase ★★★★

Blurb; As the sun rises, a young woman – Samantha Seabrook – is found drowned in the ornamental fountain of a deserted Cambridge courtyard, the only clue – an antique silver chain wound tightly around her throat.

It’s Tara Thorpe’s job to discover what happened to Miss Seabrook – but the case becomes personal when she learns that Samantha had been receiving death threats… rather like the one that landed on Tara’s doorstep the night the woman died.

Together with Detective Inspector Garstin Blake, Tara tracks the killer to the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of the city. But there’s something Tara can’t quite admit to Blake about her past – and it could make all the difference to whether they live… or die.

My Review; What a great start to a new upcoming series that I looking forward to reading! Hello DI Garstin and hello Tara. Tara takes her career very seriously but with her life at risk will she be able to cope and keep going?

Cleverly written, fast paced and easy to read! Murder on the Marshes kicks off this series brilliantly introducing the characters and setting. A real who dunnit with plenty of twists and turns for the reader to endure.

I enjoy reading this one and I look forward to book two already! A well deserved four stars and highly recommend!

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