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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Death on the Crags by Jo Allen.


Everybody loves Thomas Davies. Don’t they?

When policeman Thomas Davies falls from a crag on a visit to the Lake District in full view of his partner, Mia, it looks for all the world like a terrible but unfortunate accident — until a second witness comes forward with a different story.

Alerted to the incident, DCI Jude Satterthwaite is inclined to take it seriously — not least because of Mia’s reluctance to speak to the police about the incident. As Jude and his colleagues, including his on-off partner DS Ashleigh O’Halloran, tackle the case, they’re astonished by how many people seem to have a reason to want all-round good guy Thomas out of the way.

With the arrival of one of Thomas’s colleagues to assist the local force, the investigation intensifies. As the team unpick the complicated lives of those who claim to care for Thomas but have good reasons to want him dead, they find themselves digging deeper and deeper into a web of blackmail and cruelty … and investigating a second death.

A traditional British police procedural mystery set in Cumbria.

“It’s a steep climb up the crags…and a long fall down…”

Allen delivers another smashing instalment to this series, that I once again devoured in one sitting. Her style of storytelling is just so captivating that everything around me stops until I have read that final page.

I really enjoyed this case, that has become my new favourite in the series. This one hits DCI Jude Satterthwaite and the team closer to home, with the victim, Thomas Davies, being a fellow policeman and it is not without its complexities.

The mystery of who wanted Thomas dead, brought with it many potential suspects and the more the team investigated the more intriguing it became. The suspense built up along the way had me on the edge of my seat and the twists and turns were impactful.

Thank you to Jo Allen and Rachel’s Random Resources for my gifted copy of Death on the Crags, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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


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Follow the tour along the way for these blogger’s thoughts on Death on the Crags.


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 this blog tour and for the promotional materials.

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