Death at Eden's End
When one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden's End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District's Eden Valley it's tragic, of course, but not unexpected. Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes... that of pure terror.
The last thing she needed was to display her weakness to a man even more senior and even less sympathetic than Jude, and Detective Superintendent Groves not only ticked those unwelcome boxes, but he also had a habit of running his eyes over her like a farmer deciding how much to bid for a prize heifer. Word in the office was that Groves was counting the days to his retirement, but he wasn’t counting them nearly as enthusiastically as his junior, female colleagues.
My second book by author Jo Allen, this was quite a slow moving detailed story. The writing kept the tension growing with each character adding to it. Some did behave in a blatantly suspicious manner. I had quite a few of them on my list of suspects.
I liked the police team, they worked well. There was a good ...more
One hundred-year old Dr. Violet Ross has died unexpectedly at the Eden's End care home. At first ruled a natural death, someone calls the police to report it a murder. An autopsy shows that it was indeed murder.
DCI Jude Satterthwaite, along with DS Ashleigh O'Halloran and the rest of his team investigate the death. They interview the employees and residents of the care home and others who knew Dr. Ross, including her niece Monica, who was present just before the elderly woman ...more
A gripping tale of past and present, DEATH AT EDEN'S END by Jo Allen is sure to keep you captive from start to finish.
When Dr. Violet Ross is found dead in Eden's End, a luxurious residential care home in the Lake District, it isn't all that surprising as she was one hundred years old. But when an autopsy shows that she was murdered, DCI Jude Satterthwaite is determined to uncover the truth. Just who was Violet Ross and could her past be the ...more
I have to confess that having taken part in the Blog Tour for Death By Dark Waters, the first episode in the Jude Satterthwaite series, that book is now still languishing in my TBR pile, along with so many other excellent novels, which arrive much more regularly than I can ever hope to read them!
I was therefore a little sceptical about jumping into the series with the second book, just in case there was a backstory which was pivotal to the ongoing storyline. I was ...more
When I was ...more
It doesn’t seem too surprising when care home resident Violet Ross passes away - after all, she’s a hundred years old. But it soon becomes apparent that Violet’s death is not due to natural causes, and she wasn’t the easiest ...more
The story begins with a violent death, and then whilst the reader is wondering what will happen next, the pace is slowed as the story switches to the police investigation team, two-members of which, are still emotionally damaged from past relationships. Their close ...more
Unfortunately, this was written ...more
The story begins when a not so seemingly alarming death occurs of a nursing care home resident Violet Ross, who at the age of 100 years old passes away. As a nurse, this really intrigued me and piqued my interest. Violet Ross was a well loved ...more
With the death of a very elderly resident in a local care home, no red flags are raised until Jude's ex-partner has a quiet word with him. As luck would have it, the case falls on DCI Satterthwaite's desk and he and his team get to work.
Once more, we're back in the majestic scenery of the Lake District, which author Jo Allen describes so ...more
I really liked the characters of Jude, Becca and Ashleigh. I didn't guess the ending but I did have a gut feeling that all was not quite right with one of the characters and was pleased to see my gut feeling was ...more
When Violet Ross is found dead at luxury care home Eden’s End, it is not exactly a shock. At a hundred years of age, Violet’s death was hardly ...more
Although Violet Ross' death is at first ruled natural, a series of questions from a nurse on duty leads to a murder investigation where it is revealed that Eden's End is not the safe care home it is advertised as.
Death at Eden's End reminded me of an old-style police series with its unprejudiced sergeants and bleak setting. The plot unraveled slowly with details which at first seemed insignificant but later showed to be relevant to the murder. The ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought it had a hint of an ...more
The look of terror on Violet's face was enough for Ashleigh to pursue the death further and then it was proved that Violet was suffocated. Violet's life was ...more
Set in beautiful Cumbria and when Violet, a resident at Eden’s End Care Home, is found dead it’s believed to be natural causes. But someone says it was murder and so an autopsy is completed and this confirms this was not a natural death.
Who would want to kill a 100 year old, defenceless woman? But when more bodies turn up the investigation begins.
This is a murder mystery with a police procedural edge. I really ...more
It's an excellent police procedural, with a solid mystery and a well thought cast of characters.
The mystery was full of twists and turns and it kept me guessing.
I can't wait to read the next instalment.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
I enjoyed it immensly.
I read a free advance review copy of the book. This review is voluntary, honest and my own opinion.