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Death on the River – Clare Chase


This is the 2nd book in the A Tara Thorpe Mystery series.


A man’s body is pulled out from the Fens after his car is found submerged in the water and his death has been ruled out as an accident. The victim’s sister, however, suspects foul play and enlists Tara’s help in reopening the investigation. She takes the matter up with her boss, DS Wilkins who thinks Tara is undermining his work and decides to foil her investigation. But when the victim’s acquaintance turns up dead, Tara is convinced their deaths are more than a coincidence.

This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. The story is well written and the plot is both gripping and well thought out. The characters are believable and well-developed. I like the female lead, Tara—she’s strong, driven and determined. I love how she’s willing to go to any lengths to get her results, even it means stepping on toes.

Though second in the series, this book can be read as a standalone. I  recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.

  • Pages: 342
  • Publisher: Bookouture (17 October 2018)