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Death on the River by Clare Chase @ClareChase_ @bookouture #bookreview

Happy Thursday bibliophiles!

Take two!Huge apologies to everybody! I had a copy and paste mess up, and that’s what I get for doing things so last minute and late at night! Without further ado! Here is the correct review for this wonderful book! Thrilled to share with you today my review for the second book in this engrossing series! A huge thank you to Noelle🙌🏻

for my invitation to the tour and Clare Chase for her wonderful story!Death-on-the-River-Kindle

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!

My Thoughts

Always fabulous win the second book in the series is better than the first!

This is the second book in this compelling crime thriller series and I strongly encourage you to read the first book before starting this one… I just think you’d miss out on so much of Tara’s backstory and that is very relevant to the book…. I’m going to be honest I was a little concerned because I really liked the fact that Tara was an investigative reporter I thought that added an unusual Element to the story, but I was pleasantly surprised and found this book even more engaging… and it was nice for Tara to realize her dream! 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…. got to love when the victim is so unliked that it would be easier to find the person that wouldn’t want to kill him then the one that did…. throw in a supervisor who has a chip on his shoulder and something against you… A love interest, maybe? A motive that maybe tie to your past…. some pretty interesting office politics… and a cast of well drawn characters… sprinkle in the Cambridge setting and you’ve got yourself one heck of a book!

Recommend to fans of crime thrillers with strong female protagonists…

*** A huge thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

 Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 08.22.58Author Bio:

 Clare Chase writes women sleuth mysteries and recently signed a three-book deal with Bookouture for a new crime series set in Cambridge. The opening book, Murder on the Marshes, is available for pre-order and will publish in July 2018. The mystery follows investigative journalist Tara Thorpe as she teams up with Detective Garstin Blake to solve the murder of a young female professor at Cambridge University. The case takes them through the dark underbelly of Cambridge and in to the murky fens that surround the centuries-old city. The second and third books in the series are scheduled for publication in late 2018/early 2019.

After graduating from London University with a degree in English Literature, Clare moved to Cambridge and has lived there ever since. She’s fascinated by the city’s contrasts and contradictions, which feed into her writing. 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, with her husband and teenage children, 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 www.clarechase.com

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Have a fabulous day! Berit☀️✨

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Unbroken Threads by Jennifer Klepper @jenklepper #bookreview

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Thrilled to close down the blog tour for this compelling, timely, and thought-provoking book! A huge thank you to Suzy of Suzy Approve BookTours for my invitation and Jennifer Klepper for her amazing story!🧡

unnamed (1)Jessica Donnelly’s life is beginning to unravel. When the attorney turned stay-at-home mom tentatively volunteers to represent Amina Hamid, a woman seeking asylum, Jessica must learn an unfamiliar area of the law. Soon, rising opposition to Muslim immigration and unexpected prejudices put her relationships on shaky ground.

Amina fled Syria with little more than memories that now fight against the images splashed on the news. Seeking a secure future and freedom from guilt and grief, she must learn to trust others amidst the reality of fear and hate.

To find stability, Jessica and Amina will both need to harness their own strengths, which may lie in connections that transcend generations, cultures, and continents.

My Thoughts

A compelling and powerful story that brings today’s headlines to the pages…

This was a timely and thought-provoking story that made you really think about some uncomfortable topics… this book really put a human face on the immigration conflict, and no matter what side of the issue you land on this book will make you question your opinions… if you are like me Syria is just a place you hear about on the news and don’t give too much thought about, after reading this I googled what is going on and it was extremely eye-opening and tragic…. there certainly is no easy answer to this problem, but this book really made me realize that it has an impact on all of us, it has an impact on our humanity…

Jessica has a good life, a successful husband, three lovely children, a beautiful home, and the luxury of being a stay at home mom… she was also a lawyer before she decided to stay home with her kids and now she has been asked to represent a client pro bono… Amina is a Muslim Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the US…. The first meeting between these two ladies was rough, but as they began to really get to know one another they developed a beautiful and strong bond… and in time as I believe everyone will discover they had more in common than not… really when it comes down to it we are all just skin and bone and heart….

I really felt a connection with Jessica where as I felt compassion for Amina… they were both very strong women in their own way, coming from such different backgrounds… it was quite interesting and disturbing what the reaction of some of Jessica‘s family and friends was…. made me wonder what my own family and friends reaction would be in a similar situation? Also made me realize I know very little about the Muslim religion, the situation in Syria, and the process of attaining asylum….. I also had to come to terms that as liberal and non-judge mental as I believe I am, I still have some biases… always nice to read a book that makes you think and challenge yourself….

Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a well told story that is timely and compelling!

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A Midwest native, Jennifer made stops in Dallas, Charlottesville, and Boston before settling for good in Maryland. While she has an appreciation for the expansive beauty of the plains states, she hopes never to live landlocked again.

Jennifer attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Virginia School of Law, her law degree guiding her through the worlds of corporate law, tech startups, and court advocacy for foster children. She is an ardent consumer of podcasts and books that challenge her with compelling and unfamiliar topics. When she’s not writing, she’s crossing things off a never-ending to-do list and hoping to catch that next sunset. Jennifer lives near Annapolis with her husband and two kids.

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Thank you for dropping by! Berit☀️✨