“Absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t put the book down. Read it in a day.” Mrs EE Porter, Amazon.co.uk
A body caught on the end of a mast, another skewered by a rhond hook, and a chain of evidence Tanner cannot accept.
As a twisting gale howls its way over Barton Broad, DS Jenny Evans joins a handsome old friend to help rescue the crew of an overturned boat. But when they discover a body, snagged on the end of the mast, one murder soon follows another, leaving DI John Tanner with a race against time, desperate to prove that the most obvious suspect isn’t who everyone seems to think it is.
Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.
Three Rivers is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the fourth in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and Helen H. Durrant into David Blake devotees.
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When DS Jenny Evans takes DI Tanner to the local sailing club to get him signed up she’s surprised to bump into one of her old sailing friends – and even more surprised when she agrees to help him rescue a couple of men in trouble…..and find a body!
When she starts investigating with Tanner, she realises she may know the victim from her youth. And when another body turns up, someone she does know, trouble in paradise begins. Tanner has to make some tough decisions to ensure he’s doing the right thing and a complex and challenging investigation unravels. As another body is found, Tanner has to work with his colleagues to prove that the evidence is pointing at the wrong person – and to find the right person before it’s too late…..
First up it was great to be back with Tanner and Jenny. However, with them both developing ugly cases of the green eyed monster, things are looking rocky for the couple. I loved Tanner as always, and really felt for him – having to make some of the decisions he’s faced with would be tough. Jenny was driving me nuts in this books -her behaviour really did remind me of a teenager, and I so wanted to give her a good talking to, especially with everything that was going on! It was lovely to see the CID team come together though to help out – there was a real sense of team work!
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and even found myself questioning whether the accusations could be true – could the person under suspicion actually have done it? There were plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep me on my toes and David does a fabulous job of getting that niggling doubt in your head.
Set on the Norfolk Broads, these books always make me want to visit (although I’d probably steer clear of actually getting on a boat!). Having no sailing knowledge, I do sometimes find the finer details a bit confusing but that’s because I’m a complete novice!!
Overall, this is another fab book in the series, although it can easily be read as a standalone. However, I’d definitely recommend checking out the rest of the series as they’ve all be brilliant! Recommended by me!
about the author
David is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written seventeen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his eighteenth, Horsey Mere, which is the next in his series of crime fiction thrillers after Broadland, St. Benet’s, Moorings and Three Rivers.
When not writing, David likes to spend his time mucking about in boats, often in the Norfolk Broads, where his crime fiction books are based.
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Thanks to the lovely Sarah for inviting me on to the tour, and to David and Black Oak Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book. All views are my own.
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