My Thoughts On… The Death at Eden’s End by Jo Allen
26 December, 2019
My Thoughts on... The Death at Eden's End by Jo Allen
Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Death at Eden’s End and I am here today with a review of this intriguing book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: The Death at Eden’s End (DCI Jude Satterthwaite #2) Publisher: Aria Published: 12th December 2019 Format: Ebook Source:: Review Copy from Publisher Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: When one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden’s End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District’s Eden Valley it’s tragic, of course, but not unexpected. Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes… that of pure terror.
DCI Jude Satterthwaite heads up the investigation, but as the deaths start to mount up it’s clear that he, and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran need to uncover a long-buried secret before the killer strikes again…
The second in the unmissable, Lake District-set, DCI Jude Satterthwaite series.
I did not realise when I started reading this book that it was the second book in the series so the first thing I think is important to mention is that it is not imperative to have read the first book to understand and enjoy this book. I do wonder if I missed out on some of the character development by not having read the first book but as this book also mostly focused on the crime, it really didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the book.
This book is one that will have you guessing and second-guessing throughout. It’s one where I was sure I knew the answer and then it got blown out of the water. Which is always a good sign in my book. It wasn’t a particularly fast-paced read but it didn’t need to be. The book has everything that readers of police procedural’s would love, it really goes into the research and how a team goes from having little to no clues to finally solving the crime. It definitely had me very intrigued to know how crimes like this are solved.
On top of that, I did really like the characters in the book. I liked DCI Jude Satterthwaite and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran. I thought they worked really well together and made an interesting team as well. I would definitely be happy to read more books with this pair in.
A very entertaining, interesting and detail oriented novel that will keep you on your toes as you continue to try and work out what has happened and how it all unravels and ties up together. The perfect read for lovers of crime fiction.
About the Author
Jo Allen was born in Wolverhampton and is a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University. 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. Now living in Edinburgh, she spends as much time as possible in the English Lakes. In common with all her favourite characters, she loves football (she’s a season ticket holder with her beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers) and cats.