One Dark Lie

One Dark Lie

by Clare Chase

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BN ID: 2940157202095
Publisher: Death by Choc Lit
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Series: London & Cambridge Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 385,398
File size: 2 MB

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One Dark Lie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Nate and Ruby are living a quiet life together, but crime seems to be following them. Ruby finds a job researching and writing about Diana Patrick-John, a Cambridge academic. Unfortunately, Diana was found dead under suspicious circumstances in her home ..the place where Ruby has been invited to stay. Nate is not real happy about Ruby moving under another man's roof, even if it is only for a writing job. But Nate has his own secrets, things he does not want to tell Ruby about. He calls it protecting her, and in some ways it is. But when Ruby starts investigating the death of her subject, she finds herself in more danger than she thought possible. Where is Nate and why is he not supporting her? He's become more secretive and distant and he certainly isn't there for her. ONE DARK LIE is the follow up to A STRANGER'S HOUSE. It's well-written with great return characters. There are lots of twists and a mystery that just doesn't quit until the very last page. Many thanks to the author / Choc Lit / Netgalley for the digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own. 4 Stars for the book .... 5 stars for the series.
pet1210 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. When Ruby Fawcett accepted the job of writing a book about the life of world-renowned academic, Diana Patrick-John, it seemed a good career move at the time while simultaneously providing her with some space to consider where her relationship with former private investigator Nate Bastable was heading. The thing is, Diana Patrick-John was murdered in her house. The same house Ruby was now sharing for book research purposes with the victim's young niece, Clemmie, and creepy brother, Quentin, and the more Ruby discovers about the late Diana's life and personality, the people close to her, and the rivalries within Cambridge academia, the closer she comes to uncover details about Diana's murder. One Dark Lie is the third book in Clare Chase's London & Cambridge Mysteries series. It works as a standalone novel, but as it is the second book featuring Ruby and Nate, I think starting with A Stranger's House makes sense in order to get the characters' full history. I loved A Stranger's House and I was über-excited to see Nate and Ruby were back. I also love the setting of the book in East Anglia. When Ruby went on a research trip to Aldeburgh on the East Coast, I was feeling rather homesick. It's always nice to read a book that features locations you are familiar with. One Dark Lie was a very well-plotted, cozy mystery that is laced with the budding romance between Ruby and Nate. The emphasis really is on gentle. It reminds me of traditional English mysteries. The language is clean, and there is nothing graphic with regards to sex or violence. The one tiny thing that I'd have liked to see handled differently is the change in perspective from Ruby's first-person to Nate's third-person. It's a personal preference, but I find those switches always leave me less connected. Either first or third-person narrative is fine but stick to one. Despite that minor niggle, I thoroughly enjoyed this, and I'm hoping it's not the last we've heard about Ruby and Nate because they have become a favorite sleuthing couple of mine.