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Fascinating, enthralling #CrimeThriller – Death on a Monday Night by Jo Allen – great addition to a fabulous series!

My Review:

A meeting of the Wasby WI should be calm -
No way should someone come to harm!
However, when the lights go out this time 
Re-lighting them reveals a fatal crime!

Set in Cumbria this is a contemporary crime thriller
With DCI Jude Satterthwaite determined to find the killer.
The victim is Grace Thoresby who went to the meeting
With her sister, Jilly Snowdon, whose stay was more fleeting.

With a tangled web of deceit, lies and secret lovers
And family dramas that Jude and the team discovers
But can they help follow the leads to find out why
Grace was there and had to die?

With so many suspects and possibilities, too
Jude and the team keep investigating every clue.
Putting the pieces together will take some time
Only then will they solve this crime.

Get ready for mystery a plenty as events are told
With tension and drama as the story unfolds.
A fascinating read and great story, too,
I very highly recommend this book (and series) to you.

For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
As I share with you this, my honest review



An ex-convict. A dead body. A Women’s Institute meeting like no other…

It’s an unusually challenging meeting at the Wasby Women’s Institute, with local resident and former drug-dealer Adam Fleetwood talking about his crimes and subsequent rehabilitation…but events take a gruesome turn when prospective member Grace Thoresby is discovered murdered in the kitchen.

The case is particularly unwelcome for investigating officer DCI Jude Satterthwaite. Adam was once his close friend and now holds a bitter grudge, blaming Jude for landing him in jail in the first place. To complicate things further, the only thing keeping Adam from arrest is the testimony of Jude’s former girlfriend, Becca Reid, for whom he still cares deeply.

As Jude and his colleague and current partner, Ashleigh O’Halloran, try to pick apart the complicated tapestry of Grace’s life, they uncover a web of fantasy, bitterness and deceit. Adam is deeply implicated, but is he guilty or is someone determined to frame him for Grace’s murder? And as they close in on the truth, Jude falls foul of Adam’s desire for revenge, with near-fatal consequences…

A traditional detective mystery set in Cumbria.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Monday-Night-Satterthwaite-novel-ebook/dp/B09V1VM1YC

US – https://www.amazon.com/Death-Monday-Night-Satterthwaite-novel-ebook/dp/B09V1VM1YC

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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