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Death at Eden's End

(DCI Satterthwaite #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  33 reviews

A brand new DCI Jude Satterthwaite crime mystery from the bestselling Jo Allen.

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.

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Published December 12th 2019 by Aria
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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.

Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death at Eden's End is the second instalment in the DCI Jude Satterthwaite series and is the perfect hybrid of cosy mystery set in breathtaking Lake District surroundings and fascinating police procedural. It isn't necessary to have read the first book, Death By Dark Waters, prior to this one as the story is self-contained, but I highly recommended checking it out if you perhaps enjoy what you read within these pages. I thought the first book was highly accomplished and wholeheartedly addictive ...more
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The death of a 100 year old Dr Violet Ross in a care home thought to be natural, later discovered to be a murder got the team of DCI Jude and DS Ashleigh to the forefront to investigate.

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
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3 and 1 / 2 stars

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
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

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
Yvonne (Fiction Books)
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: cath
“Small Town. Sinister Crime.”

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
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dr Violet Ross, a 100 year old resident of an exclusive care home has been murdered. Why ? Investigation reveals Violet has had a most interesting life that she has kept private from family and friends. Perhaps her death is retaliation from something in her past. She also has a niece who is desperately in need of her promised inheritance. The care home manager is obviously rattled, the head nurse has skeletons in her closet, suspects are plenty. I thought the story and the characters were good, ...more
Jacqueline  sharp
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I hadn’t read the first book in this series, so was a little worried that there would be bits I had missed, but with this book I felt it could totally be read as a stand-alone novel. With lots of great characters, a good team of officers led mainly by Senior Detective Jude Satterthwaite, the only person overseeing him is the not so nice Detective superintendent Groves, although he didn’t appear in the story much, except for a couple of remarks about him. He was the only character I didn’t really ...more
Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Death at Eden’s End, is a great read that will keep you enthralled and hooked right from the get go. In this second instalment, DCI Jude Satterthwaite is called in to investigate the death of 100 year old Violet Ross at the nursery home she resides at. What at first appears to be a death by natural causes, soon becomes a homicide. Jude and his team have their work cut out for them looking into Violets past to solve the mystery as quickly as they can before the killer strikes again!

When I was
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death at Eden’s End is the second in a series set in the Lake District and featuring DCI Jude Satterthwaite (who I’d initially assumed after reading the synopsis was a woman, so it was a bit of a surprise to discover he was actually a bloke), and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran.

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
Jane Hunt
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in Cumbria, which always provides an atmospheric background for crime fiction, the second in the DCI Jude Satterthwaite series, provides an engaging police procedural, with a cast of characters worthy of any classic murder mystery.

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
Faith Hurst-Bilinski
Dec 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was hoping for a homey, old fashioned murder mystery when I read the title of this one. Once I read the synopsis I was sure I'd get a procedural. I was secretly hoping for a combination. And the underlying mystery was what I was hoping for. The 100 year old Violet dies quietly in her room at the very exclusive care home. And everyone is surprised. She was 100. Even so, one nurse starts an inquisition and it turns out she's right! Someone killed the old doctor.

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This is the second in the DCI Satterthwaite series that features DCI Jude Satterthwaite and DS Ashleigh O'Halloran set in the Lake District. Worked very well as a stand alone and the author did a great job going over the history so none to be missed here.

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
Grace J Reviewerlady
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I freely admit I've been really looking forward to the second Jude Satterthwaite mystery; the first was a bobby dazzler and this one kept up the high standard!

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
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy of this novel by Aria Fiction via Netgalley for the purpose of review. This was my first introduction to the author and won't be my last venture into her work. The plot tells of a death at a care home - a 100 year old woman's death is hardly suspicious, right? Wrong!

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
Karin Carlson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in a series set in the Lake District which is an area I love. The death of a 100-year old woman in a rest home turns out to be a well concealed murder. This is so well plotted and the characters are interesting and for the most part believable. I didn't figure out who the murderer was until the end which made this book all the more enjoyable. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced readers copy for review.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have a little confession to make. Although I have the first book in the DCI Jude Satterthwaite series ('Death By Dark Waters') on my ever increasing 'to be read' mountain, I haven't actually read it yet. What a mistake to make. Now I am rather annoyed at myself for having left it this long to realise just how fabulous an author Jo Allen is. I read the synopsis for 'Death At Eden's End' and it certainly sounded as though it was going to be just my kind of read- a murder mystery with a twist or ...more
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fans of Ann Cleeves and Peter James are going to absolutely love Jo Allen and her fantastic detective DCI Jude Satterthwaite. Gripping, compelling and packed with twists and turns, the second novel featuring Lake District set DCI Satterthwaite, Death at Eden’s End is a dark, terrifying and compulsively readable tale readers will struggle to put down.

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
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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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
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
When 100-year-old nursing home resident, Violet Ross, is found dead, it seems like, although a tragedy, it is just a case of demise due to old age. One member of staff, however, is concerned by the haste to draw a line under the incident, feeling that a post mortem should be carried out on the old, but otherwise healthy, woman. In an environment where everyone seems to be hiding something, DCI Jude Satterthwaite and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran must uncover an age-old secret before another person is ...more
Tracy Wood
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
If you are one hundred years old you should have the right to expect to die peacefully probably sooner rather than later. Unfortunately for Violet Ross, a resident at the Eden's End Care Home, there was nothing peaceful about her death nor the aftermath. DCI Jude Satterthwaite and his team are called in when the local district nurse, who happened to be on the scene, thought there was something suspicious about the old lady's passing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought it had a hint of an
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in a beautiful part of the Lake District (the descriptions are marvellous), in a very posh, expensive elders home Violet is found dead. Of course at the age of 100 this was expected and so why is our detective Jude and Dr Ashleigh determined to question and probe the matter further, much to the chagrin of the authorities of the home.

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
Lel Budge
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
2 In The DCI Jude Sattherthwaite series, but I found it easy to read as a stand-alone.

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
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Revenge is many years in the making. Eden’s End is a very expensive nursing home that only the very well to do can afford to live out their end of days. Violet Ross is just such one of these individuals. What’s makes Violet unique is that she is 100 years old and in good health. So except for her acerbic attitude to most others in the home, including residents and caregivers, it is expected that she will continue on living. So why would someone want to kill her? That is the mystery for DCI Jude ...more
Kathleen Gray
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Violet Ross was 100 years worth of cantankerousness when she died but when DCI Jude Satterwaite and DS Ashleigh O'Halloran are called, they discover there was more to her than most people knew. Honestly, why murder a 100 year old woman? Well, someone has a reason. The people at the care home where she lived have their own secrets, all of which trickle out as Jude and Ashleigh investigate. This is a nicely done procedural with good characters (although I didn't need the romance) and a plot that ...more
Alison Eden
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
#DeathAtEdensEnd #NetGalley I hadn't read the first book in this series but it didn't really matter because any back 'issues' were explained in enough detail to keep the reader on track. An interesting story line and well written with a couple of twists to keep you guessing. I didn't really warm to the character of Ashleigh and found the romance between her a Jude a bit contrived but it didn't detract from the story. I hope in subsequent books that Jude rekindles his romance with Becca as they ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's the first book I read in this series and won't surely be the last as I found it entertaining and gripping.
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.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very believable characters and an interesting plot. What secrets would a 100 year old woman possibly have to cause her to be murdered when she would have died soon anyway?

I enjoyed it immensly.

I read a free advance review copy of the book. This review is voluntary, honest and my own opinion.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Interesting and intriguing storyline but also a great cast of characters with their own stories. One of those books that pulls you in. Looking forward to the next one
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-com
This is the second entry in the DCI Satterthwaite series, but the first one that I have read. Interesting characters, a great plot and a lovely setting make for a great mystery!
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