Death on the Lake by Jo Allen #BookReview #DCISatterthwaite5 #BlogTour #Rachel’sRandomResources #5*

Three youngsters, out for a good time.

Vodka and the wrong sort of Coke. What could possibly go wrong?

When a young woman, Summer Raine, is found drowned, apparently accidentally, after an afternoon spent drinking on a boat on Ullswater, DCI Jude Satterthwaite is deeply concerned — more so when his boss refuses to let him investigate the matter any further to avoid compromising a fraud case.

But a sinister shadow lingers over the dale and one accidental death is followed by another and then by a violent murder. Jude’s life is complicated enough but the latest series of murders are personal to him as they involve his former partner, Becca Reid, who has family connections in the area.

His determination to uncover the killer brings him into direct conflict with his boss — and ultimately places both him and his colleague and girlfriend, Ashleigh O’Halloran, in danger…

Cleverly Plotted & Beautifully Written!

A fifth FANTASTIC addition to this gripping series!

When the body of a young woman is found floating in Ullswater, the case lands on Jude Satterthwaite’s desk and he wants to get to the bottom of things, but he’s investigating this one with one hand tied behind his back as his boss won’t let him dig deeper. It seems there is a fraud case which takes precedence. When more deaths follow, Jude’s life doesn’t get any easier especially when one of the bodies is a relative of his former partner, Becca Reid. Hunting down the truth lands both Jude and Ashleigh in grave danger.

I’ve been a fan of this series from the very first; the setting, the characters and the diverse storylines all make for riveting reading. This time round, it all seems so simple and I was convinced I knew exactly what was going on but, really, I should have known better. With layers upon layers and twists and turns of extreme angles this is a novel which kept me on my toes. Along with the cases for investigating, the personal lives of the team are neatly interwoven and there are some surprises along the way. A wonderful series, cleverly plotted and beautifully written as always; this is a fabulous addition and one which I completely recommend and easily give all five shiny stars.

My thanks to Rachel Gilbey both for forwarding my copy and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: crime mystery, police procedural

Author Details

Jo Allen is the author of the successful DCI Satterthwaite series of detective novels set in and around the English Lake District, where she lives. 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. 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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