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Genres: Suspense, thriller, crime, romance

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

The truth can hurt, and sometimes it leads to murder …
After becoming embroiled in a murder investigation, Nate Bastable and Ruby Fawcett have decided to opt for the quiet life. But crime has a habit of following them around.

When her work dries up, Ruby finds herself accepting a job researching and writing about Diana Patrick-John, a colourful and enigmatic Cambridge academic. Simple enough. But then there’s the small fact that Diana was found dead in suspicious circumstances in her home – the very place where Ruby has now been invited to stay.

As she begins to uncover Diana’s secret life, Ruby’s sleuthing instinct kicks in, leaving her open to danger and retribution. But can she rely on Nate to support her? Especially when his behaviour has become increasingly distant and strange, almost as though he had something to hide …


My Review:

Take some thrilling suspense, add a touch of crime, and sprinkle it with doses of romance, and the ingredients are all there for another great read by Clare Chase.

Ruby accepts a live-in writing assignment while her boyfriend, Nate, caught up in his own secrets, seems to be drifting from her. As Ruby begins to delve into her subject’s life, she starts to uncover things she and others may not want her to know…

A standalone sequel to the wonderful A Stranger’s House, this was gently paced reading layered thick with tension and suspense. The switches in POV added to the reading experience and the characterisation was strong. Another very enjoyable read by this author – recommended.

*Thank you to the publisher for my free copy.