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Tell Tale (DI Charlotte Savage #4)

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DI Charlotte Savage is back in another page-turning thriller, perfect for fans of Broadchurch and Tim Weaver.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by Avon
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Sue1958

A remarkable read.

I haven't read any of this authors books and didn't realize that its book 4. I don't think it matters, well, it didn't with me, it seems just as good as a stand alone.

The author has a way of twisting the tale, twisting the readers mind and really keeping you on your toes.
I felt quite alert and on the ball reading this, gasping and ooohhhing and awwing throughout, it a good way.

I love strong women and that is what we have in this story, women can be a strong feature in many a
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Paul
Feb 14, 2015 Paul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-thrillers
Tell Tale – Savage Crime Thriller

DI Charlotte Savage is back in Tell Tale the fourth instalment in the DI Savage series written by Mark Sennen and as each book goes by the thrill gets even stronger. Sennen is a master of writing a maze of a thriller with many twists and turns and a few dead ends. Also the women from Charlotte Savage and DC Jane Calter are strong characters not reliant on the men around them and seeing strong leading women detectives makes a refreshing change. With each book in t
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Paula Sealey
Jan 26, 2015 Paula Sealey rated it really liked it
D.I. Charlotte Savage is set on a path to find justice for her daughters killer, but before she can seek revenge, a woman's body is found on the moors and Savage is drawn into an investigation involving satanic rituals and corruption.

Tell Tale was a great read, full of intrigue and a smartly woven plot that leads you down many different paths. 'Chubber' was a sufficiently creepy character and his actions gave me the chills! Savage herself is well written and I think most could identify with her
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Shaun
Feb 12, 2015 Shaun rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Mark Sennen's books have been on my TBR for a long time so when mysterious black envelopes started getting delivered to me, I was thrilled when a final package arrived with Tell Tale inside. For those who may also be new to the series, this is the place to start. I never had that feeling you sometimes get jumping into a series of feeling out of place. Rather the story was so good and I was endeared to the character of Charlotte Savage from very early on, that it didn't matter I hadn't read the ...more
Stephen Puleston
Apr 27, 2015 Stephen Puleston rated it really liked it
This is the fourth novel in the detective inspector Charlotte Savage series. This is the first one that I have read and while this is not strictly a standalone the novel the fact that I have not read the early ones did not detract from my enjoyment. It is cleverly plotted and well-written police procedural featuring an inspector based in Plymouth. Detective Inspector Charlotte Savage is an engaging character, married to a naval officer and she juggles her family life with the demands of being in ...more
Richard
Mar 12, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it
As usual a complicated plot with various threads is skillfully brought together into a thrilling conclusion.
The police work is hindered by these seperate enquiries which are linked; in the process not all clues are immediately consolidated and processed. I did find the delay in running down and following up names who graduated from the same course at Cambridge a clear oversight. Over "errors" are the kind of thing you can expect but not always recognised in a police pocedural and it helps the cr
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Jane Long
Aug 31, 2016 Jane Long rated it really liked it
I liked this. Slow start, but, got better as it went on. Lots of different bits that eventually fused together. Quite a twist in it too.
Pat
Nov 05, 2016 Pat rated it liked it
I think I must be hard marker, oh dear. I did the enjoy the book , really I did.

Good grief - we have a dead illegal Hungarian immigrant found in bizarre circumstances, ponies found eviscerated and posed ritualistically in spots along ancient ley lines, a missing Russian woman, a strange intellectually challenged not-so-innocent fat man and a man found buried alive. WTF???

Meanwhile Savage knows who is responsible for the death of her daughter and is wondering what to do with this information as t
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Victoria Goldman
Feb 19, 2015 Victoria Goldman rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I hadn't read a DI Savage book before, so I was very interested to discover if I could read this fourth book in the series without reading the first three. Thanks to a well written plot, with enough background information about DI Savage's past, I was able to do so. There were slight spoilers about the previous books, but not enough to turn me off reading these as well at some point.

Tell Tale starts off as the search for a murderer, following the discovery of the body of a naked young woman on t
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Louise
Apr 08, 2015 Louise rated it it was amazing
Mark Sennen is one of my all time favourite authors, he always manages to reel me in from the very start and keep me there until the very end, 'Tell Tale' is no different! I started receiving strange letters through the post, after a few weeks and many interesting clues I was sent a box, in my box was my copy of Tell Tale! Bravo Avon, Bravo! I do love it when a publisher and author make the readers experience more exciting, it really sets the mood for the reader!

Set in Plymouth, Di Savage is inv
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V.E. Lynne
Aug 18, 2016 V.E. Lynne rated it really liked it
D.I. Charlotte Savage is a woman haunted by an unbearable tragedy: the death of her young daughter Clarissa at the hands of a hit and run driver. A driver who has never been identified, never been brought to justice, until now that is. Charlotte is determined to dole out her own brand of justice but the identity of the driver complicates matters - the man who knocked down Clarissa is the son of the chief of police, Simon Fox, Charlotte's own boss. While dealing with that personal crisis, ...more
Scott Stewart
Mar 01, 2015 Scott Stewart rated it really liked it
Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of "Tell Tale" to read and review.

This was a really great read. It falls within the mystery suspense genre. The reader will easily be able to identify with the characters, and will get lost in the story. You will be led down many paths and be kept wondering who dunnit as you follow DI Savage in another mystery. If you have never read a DI Savage book, no need to worry. The book is well written and you will not feel you are missing something jumping in
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Adele Mitchell
Mar 28, 2015 Adele Mitchell rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the DI Charlotte Savage series, but the first one I have read. Safe to say I will now be going back & reading the other three. Fantastic storyline that keeps you hooked right up until the end, wasn't so much a case of who-dunnit but why-dunnit. The writing is so destructive & picturesque, could easily be turned into a TV series
Abby Lewis
Mar 16, 2015 Abby Lewis rated it it was amazing
I do like crime books, but mainly I prefer Dark Fantasy books... This is not going to be a bad review though... This made my love for crime/thriller books increase! Many twists and turns!
I haven't read any of the other books, but this was well written so I understood what was going on... definitely getting the others when I can though!

Think I love the main character Charlotte Savage too!
Trevor Snape
Apr 26, 2016 Trevor Snape rated it really liked it
This book is set in the west country/Dartmoor. It revolves around a strong female character in the form of DI Charlotte Savage. The plot involves murder and touches on witchcraft/devil worship. A really enjoyable read that ticked many of my boxes for something out there on the margins but still believable.
Jane
Jun 10, 2015 Jane rated it it was amazing
Another hugely enjoyable read - very fast moving plot once again - goodness Charlotte Savage gets herself into some serious situations. Everything was resolved very satisfactorily in the end. Satanism isn't something that you'd imagine the police having to deal with on a daily basis, but it certainly gave a scary twist to this story.
Chris Porter
Nov 08, 2015 Chris Porter rated it really liked it
4 plus rating. This series gets better and better. Great insight to the City and its people, great feeling for Dartmoor. Loved the thread of the story, and the way the characters have developed. Loved this book. More please!
Chrys
Dec 13, 2015 Chrys rated it really liked it
Another grisly crime based in Plymouth - really enjoy having a series of books set in and around my home town. Not for the faint hearted, this lives up to previous novels and provides a little bit of resolution for Charlotte Savage. Be interesting to see where his next offering takes us.....
Abbie
Apr 09, 2015 Abbie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Thriller fans
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Kept me gripped on my journey to work and back. This author knows what he's doing and this is a product of hard work, well written plots and exceptional characters. Would recommend.
Helen
Mar 06, 2015 Helen rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable and fast paced thriller. Black magic, beautiful Eastern European girls and murder all collide to give DI Charlotte Savage a gruesome puzzle to solve
janice robertson
Apr 26, 2016 janice robertson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Four stars this time for this book the stories are getting better and will continue to read the next one in series
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Mark Sennen was born in Surrey, but spent his formative years in rural Shropshire where he learnt to drive tractors and worm sheep. He has been a reluctant farmer, an average drummer, a failed Ph.D. student and a pretty good programmer. His first Charlotte Savage book was self-published and became an Amazon number one thriller. Now the series is published by HarperCollins. Mark lives, with his ...more
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