Death on the River
Meet Tara Thorpe – she’s Cambridge Police’s newest recruit… but her dark past is never far behind her. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, LJ Ross and Joy Ellis.
When a body is pulled from the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of town, everybody assumes it was a tragic accident. But Detective Tara Thorpe, newly joined and determined to prove herself, suspects there’s more to the story.
Tara is desperate to investigate further, but her supervisor Patrick Wilkins has other ideas. He would rather die than let this ambitious upstart show him up – even if it means some digging in Tara’s secret past to keep her under his thumb. After all, it’s not like he can report her – everyone knows that his boss Detective Garstin Blake and Tara have a history…
When another body is found, it becomes clear that there’s a killer on the loose. Could the murders be linked to the secrets that Tara has been keeping from her team… and can she solve the case before another innocent dies?
An unputdownable page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very last page!
Readers are completely gripped by Death on the River…
‘I LOVE Death on the River! Wow! Felt drawn right into it – Tara Thorpe is such a fab character, I loved her from the moment I “met” her. What can I say… it’s a detective thriller with a twist, it blew me away and kept me guessing.’ Bits About Books
‘Cleverly written, perfectly plotted… Tara has quickly become one of my favourite protagonists in crime fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘It’s books like this that made me pick up crime fiction after a hiatus of ten years… a superb talewith hatred at its heart… a mouth-watering, Michelin 5 star read.’ Jenny O’Brien
‘I enjoyed the chemistry between Tara and Blake… the perfect follow on in this gritty series… Clare has a knack of setting a scene and her characters are easy to see as an actual person… highly recommend it to all those that like a gripping read.’ Orchard Book Club
‘I have to mention how brilliant a character Tara is… In this story Tara is reunited with characters from the first book including Blake, I love their connection along with a certain little spark that is still there… moves at a really good pace which kept me invested at all times until the truth finally emerges. I’m really looking forward to the next book.’ Rae Reads
‘Clever, twisty stories, with great characters.’ Kate Rhodes, author of Hell Bay
‘Tara is one strong, determined character… A story that keeps you thinking… Keeps the reader hooked and on edge… loved it. I am already looking forward to book three in this series.’ Between the Pages Book Club
‘I really took to Tara… another winner from Ms Chase who is now firmly on my watch list.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written, with the often foreboding countryside playing an active part in the story. The plot is satisfyingly complex and interesting, the pace is maintained and I certainly didn’t see the ending coming.’ Suze Reviews
‘An enjoyable, well-written and addictive murder mystery … the characters are well-written and I just loved reading about them all. I can’t wait to read more from Clare and this series in the future.’ Katie’s Book Cave
‘It is a fast-paced mystery story… the ending leaves you, once again, wanting more. So bring on part three, please.’ B for Bookreview
‘Tara is a strong smart character and there is just something about her that really draws you in… This was a fast-paced compulsive thriller with plenty of suspects… Recommend to fans of crime thrillers with strong female protagonists.’ Audio Killed the Bookmark
‘If you are looking for a crime series with an enticing atmosphere, and a story that will keep you intrigued, I would definitely recommend these books.’ Hooked From Page One