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Intriguing, dark #CrimeThriller – Death in the Woods by Jo Allen #BlogTour

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?

My Review:

Another intriguing crime thriller featuring DCI Jude Satterthwaite
Where too many are being tempted to end their fate.
A series of copycat suicides, 
Encouraged by a secret blogger who hides.

What connects the victims, who triggers their dying?
Are the hippies involved too, or are they lying?
Not only that but is Jude's brother a possible victim, too?
He wants to keep him safe but just what should Jude do?

This is a fascinating crime thriller
With a clever, manipulative person as killer
Can they identify them before more die
Or will their investigations the killer defy?

What a terrible story of manipulation and revenge
Making you wonder on whom they should depend.
With romances crashing, and thoughts imposed, too
Making you wonder just who will make their way through.

It is a story of families, relationships and the need
For some to hurt others to feel like they'd succeed.
Vengeance, power and just because you can
Is never a reason to hurt any human.

I received a complementary copy of this book
At which I couldn't wait to look
This is my honest review after reading it so
I hope it encourages you also to give it a go!

Purchase Links

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09BG9BY1N

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BG9BY1N

Author Bio:

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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2 comments on “Intriguing, dark #CrimeThriller – Death in the Woods by Jo Allen #BlogTour

  1. kathmcgurl
    October 22, 2021

    Bravo – amazing review for a book I loved too!

    Liked by 1 person

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