Frost sparkles on the bare winter branches, as night falls over the quiet country lanes bordering the fens. But nestled beneath an ivy-covered bough, a body lies pale in the bright moonlight…
When a promising local artist disappears, the victim’s brother begs Detective Tara Thorpe to take the case. It seems there’s no evidence of foul play… he simply disappeared without a trace.
Tara agrees to do some digging… never mind that her unorthodox approach to policing has got a few of her colleagues’ backs up. Amongst them is her former supervisor Detective Patrick Wilkins… he’s had enough of Tara calling the shots and will do anything to knock her down. She must be careful.
At least she has an ally in their boss, Detective Garstin Blake. He’ll always back her hunches. If anything, they work together too well… at least, that’s the rumour around the station these days.
When a body of a young woman is found frozen near the fens, Tara’s evidence suddenly becomes key to solving a high-profile murder. Is their missing artist still a victim… or in fact a clever murderer with a deadly plan?
The Tara Thorpe Mystery Series:
Book 1 – Murder on the Marshes
Book 2 – Death on the River
Book 3 – Death Comes to Call
Death Comes to Call is the third book in the Tara Thorpe Mystery series. Although this can be read has a standalone, do yourself a favour a read all three of them, it is two good a series not to miss.
The author takes us one hell of a journey when we follow Tara on a case after a local artist disappears. Then case takes a turn when a body is found frozen near the fens.
Throughout the series we have got to know Tara but in this story we get to know her a whole lot better. Tara is a character that I love and is easy relate to. I enjoyed the relationship element Tara has with Blake and how the author has weaved it into the story.
I have to say out of the three books this one is definitely my favourite, Like all of Clare’s books it is an atmospheric read set in Cambridge…a place I really want to visit now!
Slowing dropping pieces of the puzzle throughout the story…..Oh did I mention the twists and turns… it will certainly keep you guessing until the very end. This is one hell of an addictive read, I devoured it in one sitting. Which I highly recommend grab yourself a copy, you wont be disappointed.
Thank you to Noelle at Bookouture for inviting me to take part on this tour.
Clare Chase writes mysteries set in her home city of Cambridge and is fascinated by the location’s contrasts and contradictions. She’s worked in diverse settings – from the 800-year-old University to one of the local prisons – and lived everywhere from the house of a Lord to a slug-infested flat. The terrace she now occupies presents a good happy medium.
As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books.
Clare’s debut novel, You Think You Know Me, was shortlisted for the Novelicious Undiscovered Award 2012, and an EPIC award in 2015. It was also chosen as a debut of the month by Lovereading.
You can find Clare’s website and blog at http://www.clarechase.com
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