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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Set in the beautiful Norfolk Broads things are on course to test DI John Tanner and DS Jenny Evans relationship more than ever before. Although the book can be read as a stand-alone I would advise you to start at the very beginning as The Three Rivers is heavily revolved around Jenny’s past and the people she knew.
Tanner has still a lot to learn about boats, waterways and safety which is really a must since that is where Tanner and Evans live. Life on the water to Evans’ is nothing new so when she was introducing Tanner to a boating club, where she is a member, it was inevitable really that she would know some of the people. Tanner doesn’t feel at all easy when Jenny and a friend from her past, who is more like a Greek God of the water, go out on a rescue mission to help a fellow club member. What they discover is the body of a young man that went missing years earlier and a tsunami of trouble.
This is one hell of a hard case for Tanner where a lot of the time he seems between a rock and a hard place. Frustrations run high and tempers fray, but wow there was a new side to Jenny that made me take a couple of steps back. Could this case be their breaking point or worse? The brilliant writing of David Blake is at an all-time high with this story as his characters battle with their personal lives and professional judgments.
As Tanner was new to the waterways from the beginning of the series, David Blake cleverly lets his readers get to know more as Tanner learns new things. It doesn’t feel like he is having to explain everything to me as it is part of the story. Another stunning addition to this series.
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