• Murder in the Fens

  • Tara Thorpe, Book 4
  • By: Clare Chase
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the body of 20-year-old Julie Cooper is found - her pockets stuffed full of wilting flowers - in an iron-age hill fort on the edge of the fens, Detective Tara Thorpe and her team are called in to investigate. The evidence points to an illicit affair gone wrong…but is there more to the story? 

As always at the Cambridge constabulary, the case turns personal. Detective Blake is exhausted after the arrival of a new baby with wayward wife Babette, and Tara is keen to put as much distance between herself and Blake as she can - both at the station and on the hunt for the killer. Charming rookie officer Jez is the perfect distraction…but is he a little too good to be true? 

Then Tara makes a startling breakthrough when she finds an unsettling family heirloom hidden in the late victim’s bedroom - a golden statue of a sinister-looking cat with emerald eyes. As she traces its origins, Tara begins to realise that Julie’s murder is no one-off crime but a sinister plot with its roots in a terrible secret that was covered up decades earlier. 

Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Joy Ellis.

©2019 Clare Chase (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Loved this series

This series was well written! The plots were well developed and I liked the characters on the investigative team-well most if them. Wish there were more in the series!

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  • Debs
  • 02-24-20

Was sad when it finished...

Love Lucy Brownhill as the voice of Tara Thorpe. I am a local to Cambridge and these stories set in the area are a treat for me. Bit confused as to why Book 4 is available on Audible before Book 3 Death Comes to Call, but I guess I will hang on for that one.
Hope there is a book 5 - I'm keen to know how the story with Tara and Blake develops and how Tara deals with her father.

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  • Grandma4919
  • 08-15-22

Another great story from Clare Chase

I loved this storyline, full of twists & turns, with great characters.
It’s so good to have the same narrator for the series. Lucy really makes the story come to life.
Can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Aussie Jenny
  • 07-21-22

Thoroughly enjoyable

Definitely worth taking the time to listen to.
A good crime storyline, with a hint of romance thrown in. Thankfully not one of those books that have you cringing, when listening outdoors, because of the erotic content.
The narration is excellent and believable.
I strongly recommend this book