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Death Comes to Call

(Tara Thorpe Mystery #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Tara Thorpe may be Cambridge Police’s youngest detective, but that doesn’t stop her from cracking its most dangerous cases. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, LJ Ross and Joy Ellis.

When a promising local artist disappears, the victim’s brother begs Detective Tara Thorpe to take the case. It seems there’s no evidence of foul play… he simply disappeared without a trace.

Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published February 20th 2019 by Bookouture

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Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Death Comes to Call, the third book in the DC Tara Thorpe mystery series, is another interesting and engaging read with well-hidden motives and an unexpected outcome. There is plenty going on to keep you reading, and the investigative team work with determination to uncover the truth. However, Tara's behaviour has changed drastically from the last two books; she now acts like a petulant teenager who goes off in a strop to investigate on her own at will, and her and Blake's unrequited love ...more
Gail C.
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookoutour Publishing for providing an advanced digital read copy of DEATH COMES TO CALL by Clare Chase in exchange for an honest review. This is the third book in a series which is best understood if read in order from the first book in the series.
Tara Thorpe is a Detective Constable who works for the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. While she is the primary character in this series, there are also other characters and story lines that continue across the series. In this
Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this arc.
I have to admit I was disappointed with this one. I have read this 1st book in this series and enjoyed it very much. Somehow I missed the 2nd one, but that didn't slow me down before reading this one # 3. While the story was nice and twisty, definitely a real hunt and chase story. I thought the pacing was really bogged down by Tara's and Blake's continual mooning over their "unrequited love" obsessions with each other. Tara in particular felt
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
DC Tara Thorpe of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary has been assigned to look into a missing person report filed by the brother, Matthew Cope. It seems that the absent artist, Luke Cope, had gone off over a week previously and the situation had not been taken very seriously. When Tara visits Luke's messy house and art studio, she's shown a strange painting -- of a woman in the throes of being strangled. It looks to be the work of a seriously disturbed individual and it sets Tara's spider sense ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tara Thorpe is a young detective in the Cambridge police force. She is not without her enemies though within and outside the force. Having being stalked from the age of eighteen Tara has developed a keen sense of self preservation especially since the stalker was never found.

Now after a death defying solving of a crime, Tara and the team face the problem of solving another murder. A young woman strangled on a lonely stretch of the fens, followed by the death of her lover opens the field to many
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers of Crime, Thrillers, Mystery
I'm a great fan of mysteries and thrillers so, when I saw “Death Comes To Call” featuring DC Tara Thorpe being launched, I knew I had to read it. This is actually the third book in the Tara Thorpe Mystery Series. Although I haven’t come across the other two novels in the series - “Murder on the Marshes” (Book 0ne) and “Death on the River” (Book Two) - I thought “Death Comes To Call” worked fine as a stand alone as there was enough back-story provided to understand some of the dynamics between ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Death Comes to Call, the third novel to feature Cambridge based DC Tara Thorpe.

Tara is trying to deal with Matthew Cope who feels the police are not taking the disappearance of his artist brother Luke seriously enough when she is called out to the scene of a murder where a woman’s body has been found strangled. As the team investigate personal issues, not least Tara’s former boss DS Patrick Wilkins’s meddling, complicate an
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you are reading a series you enjoy, it’s always counting down the days until you can finally get your hands on the next part. A pity sometimes that writing does not go as fast as reading LOL, but on the other hand it would be rather difficult keeping up with all the ones you want to devour.

So it was back to Tara who is being Tara, which is a good but quite dangerous from time to time not only for herself but for other people as well. I like the way she is so committed but she seems to
Amanda ChocolatePages
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you likecosy mysteries, then this is a book for you. Tara Thorpe is a detective with a journalistic instinct. That’s because she used to be a journalist! I knew from the start that was going to spell trouble, but also that it would make Tara a great detective.

The case Tara looks at initially seems to be quite open and shut! But Tara is not so sure and keeps digging. Her journalistic nose is correct and soon she has 2 dead bodies to investigate. Whilst the investigation continues to question
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the previous two books in this series, I was very excited to get my hands on this, the third. Tara, ex-journalist now DC is visiting the brother of a missing man. He is frustrated by the lack of interest the police are showing, even though his brother is not deemed vulnerable, he is worried as it is out of character. Tara is sympathetic, especially when she tries to contact his colleague and something feels a bit off there. Then a body is found and Tara and her ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
2 stars

Artist Luke Cope has disappeared. His brother Matthew calls the police frantic. Detective Tara Thorpe responds to the call. There is no evidence of foul play; he just seems to have disappeared.

I found this book to be unlike the previous two. As another reviewer mentioned, the book spent too much time on the relationship between Tara and Blake. It spoiled the story for me. The idea of the story was a good one, and the plot did contain surprises but it wasn't as interesting as the previous
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Death Comes to Call once again sees DC Tara Thorpe in the middle of a murder investigation. What initially starts off as a follow up to a missing person report made by Matthew Cope regarding his brother Luke soon turns into something more when the body of Luke’s close friend Freya Cross is discovered. Is Luke responsible for her death or is his disappearance a sign of something much worse.
This is the third book in the Tara Thorpe series and I have to say that I enjoyed it just as much as the
Gail Gassen
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hit for sure!

The more you read these wonderful books the better they get! Each one holds its own as far as reading them singularly, but why would you do that? By reading in the order they're written you get to know the backgrounds of all the characters. Of course the main character being Tara Thorpe. Then there's DCI Blake of course, and boy has he got baggage with a wife that's manipulated his life and his daughter he loves greatly besides the tricks his wife has done. Then the rest of
Malvika Jaswal
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Tara Thorpe is a former journalist, now a cop in the Cambridge Contabulary. When we enter her story, she has been there for some time now – time enough to cause some upheavals in the squad and to make some very sneaky enemies. The mystery begins with the disappearance of a budding artist, which is reported by his frantic brother. Finding him seems imperative when the police uncover some paintings of his that display some worrisome mental issues. The discovery of the body of a woman with
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book to feature Tara Thorpe (I have read the first where she is a reporter and makes the decision to change career to join the police, but haven’t read the second )
In this book, Tara and her colleagues are called upon to investigate the disappearance of artist Luke Cope. A body is discovered but it isn’t his! It is his alleged lover, married woman Freya Cross. Did Luke kill her or was her husband involved. And where is Luke now?
I loved the first book, need to read the second
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
My thanks to Bookouture for an eARC via NetGalley of Clare Chase’s ‘Death Comes to Call’, the third in her Tara Thorpe series.

DC Tara Thorpe has been assigned to follow up on a missing persons report involving Luke Cope, a promising local artist. A week has passed and his brother Matthew is not happy with the lack of progress by the police. Tara promises to continue digging. Tara is shown one of Luke’s paintings that depicts something disturbing and it isn’t long before Tara is caught up in a
Rachel Sargeant
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Settling down with the third Tara Thorpe mystery was like having coffee with an old friend. Tara was her usual feisty, determined, disruptive self and I loved her for it. This story revolves around the disappearance of a young artist who has a penchant for depicting violence in his paintings. Police find strong evidence to suggest he’s gone to ground after allowing his ferocity to spill over from art into real life.
As Tara delves into the artist’s work and family background, she discovers an
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death Comes to Call, Tara Thorpe Mystery #3 by Clare Chase gives the reader several characters to consider as who could be the murderer! I like Tara Thorpe mysteries and in Death Comes to Call she is now a Detective Constable after a change of careers and formal training during the past five years. Tara is smart, motivated, and thinks independently which sometimes causes problems as she interacts with her team. I know she is attracted to Blake, but I wish she could have a true romance and love ...more
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I’m so annoyed with myself, when I saw Death Comes to Call was being released I had every intention of catching up with the first two books before hand but time got away from me and I didn’t manage it. I’d definitely say that I would have benefited from reading them as there are a lot of story lines being referred to that must have happened in previous books. That said though, I still thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Tara Thorpe used to be an investigative reporter before joining the police force
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jackie Newman
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another mesmerizing mystery!

There’s more about the team of investigators in this book. Their characters are well fleshed out. Once again the plot evolves so well that it isn’t until almost the end that we find out who the killer is. Can’t wait for the next one!!!
Val Yellow
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Getting better all the time

Each book gets better and intriguing wanting to read the next one when will that book be out? Great books
Derek Price
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another gripping read from Clare chase. She has such a wonderful story telling.a must read for anyone who likes twists and turns
Elena May
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story flowed nicely.

This is the best book Clare Chase has written in this series to date. The story flowed nicely and kept my attention, no straight line to the killer.
Anne Heyob
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another excellent mystery. I am waiting for Tara to be the new detective series on PBS. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mysteries
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Clare Chase writes character-driven mysteries set in the East of England, where she’s lived since she graduated with a degree in English Literature from London University.

Her Tara Thorpe and Ruby Fawcett mysteries are out now, and are set in the ancient university of city of Cambridge, but for her next venture – a new cosy mystery series – the action will move to coastal Suffolk. Clare loves the

Other books in the series

Tara Thorpe Mystery (4 books)
  • Murder on the Marshes (Tara Thorpe Mystery, #1)
  • Death on the River (Tara Thorpe Mystery #2)
  • Murder in the Fens (A Tara Thorpe Mystery #4)