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At the end of the rainbow, a man lies dead.
The apparently motiveless murder of a man outside the home of controversial equalities activist Claud Blackwell and his neurotic wife, Natalie, is shocking enough for a peaceful local community. When it’s followed by another apparently random killing immediately outside Claud’s office, DCI Jude Satterthwaite has his work cut out. Is Claud the killer, or the intended victim?
To add to Jude’s problems, the arrival of a hostile new boss causes complications at work, and when a threatening note arrives at the police headquarters, he has real cause to fear for the safety of his friends and colleagues…
A traditional British detective novel set in Cumbria.
What a great read this is – and a great addition to the series featuring DCI Jude Satterthwaite. You really don’t need to have read any of the other stories in the series to appreciate this one – I haven’t but will certainly be looking out for them in future. It is a fascinating police procedural, sharing the interactions and relationships between members of the investigation team and the evidence they uncover in an attempt to solve a series of murders.
This story has it all – along with the murder mystery, there are several romances, several ex-romances, an ex turning up as the new boss and not acknowledging they even know each other, secrets, family drama . . . . well, you get the idea! It is a real page turner with great characters, especially the team working with Jude. Even Jude has a current relationship and his ex involved in this story, and I’m still unsure who he’ll end up with – if either! There are plenty of issues and red herrings to keep you guessing, secrets being revealed, threats to members of the police team, deadly danger and plenty of possible suspects. It is an intriguing and fascinating read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I’ll definitely be looking out for the earlier books in this series and future stories by this talented author.
Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
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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