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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Death in the Mist by Jo Allen. This was released on the 9th of December 2021, self published.


A drowned man. A missing teenager. A deadly secret.

When Emmy Leach discovers the body of a drug addict, wrapped in a tent and submerged in the icy waters of a Cumbrian tarn, she causes more than one problem for investigating officer DCI Jude Satterthwaite. Not only does the discovery revive his first, unsolved, case, but the case reveals Emmy’s complicated past and opens old wounds on the personal front, regarding Jude’s relationship with his colleague and former partner, Ashleigh O’Halloran.

As Jude and his team unpick an old story, it becomes increasingly clear that Emmy is in danger. What secrets are she and her controlling, coercive husband hiding, from the police and from each other? What connection does the dead man have with a recently-busted network of drug dealers? And, as the net closes in on the killer, can Jude and Ashleigh solve a murder — and prevent another?

A traditional British detective novel set in Cumbria.

“A drowned man. A missing teenager. A deadly secret…”

I can only imagine that having to solve a murder would be exceptionably stressful. Imagine having to layer on top of that the fact that the murder that you are trying to solve is also dredging up events of the past that are only serving to complicate matters. Will Jude be able to put it all together and crack the mystery before another murder takes place?

Instalment seven brings with it another gripping case for our complex protagonist DCI Jude Satterthwaite to solve and a 5 star read! Once again Allen weaves her magic and creates a tense and extremely suspenseful atmosphere throughout resulting in a thrilling page turner from beginning to end, which I throughly enjoyed.

Perfectly written, executed and vividly brought to life through it’s surroundings and characters, this is one series that has not outstayed it’s welcome. Each book is as fresh as the last and just keep getting better and better. Here’s to the next one!

Thank you to Jo Allen and Rachel Gilbey for gifting me a copy of Death in the Mist, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, BookBub and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

Amazon AU
Amazon US

Amazon UK


Follow the tour along the way for these bloggers thoughts on Death in the Mist.


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.





Thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the Death in the Mist blog tour and for the promotional materials.

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