A Stranger's House

A Stranger's House






Genre: Mystery: woman sleuth / crime-solving couple

Release Date: 12th February 2016 (Kindle version)

Publisher: Choc Lit Ltd (under their new ‘Death by Choc Lit’ imprint).

What if you were powerless to protect the person you cared about most? 

When Ruby finds out that her partner has done the unforgivable, she has no option but to move out of their home. With nowhere else to go, a job house-sitting in Cambridge seems like the perfect solution. 


But it’s soon clear the absent owner hurts everyone he gets close to, and Ruby’s faced with the fallout. As violent repercussions unfold, her instinct is to investigate: it’s a matter of self-preservation. And besides, she’s curious…

But Ruby’s new boss, Nate Bastable, has his eye on her and seems determined to put a stop to her sleuthing. Is he simply worried for the welfare of a member of staff, or is there something altogether more complicated – and potentially dangerous – at play? 


From Death by Choc Lit - gripping edge of your seat reads.





Clare Chase writes women sleuth mysteries set in London and Cambridge. She fell in love with the capital as a student, living in the rather cushy surroundings of Hampstead in what was then a campus college of London University. (It's currently being turned into posh flats ...)


After graduating in English Literature, she moved to Cambridge and has lived there ever since. She's fascinated by the city's contrasts and contradictions, which feed into her writing. She's worked in diverse settings - from the 800-year-old University to one of the local prisons - and lived everywhere from the house of a Lord to a slug-infested flat. The terrace she now occupies, with her husband and teenage daughters, presents a good happy medium.


As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people's books.


Clare's debut novel, You Think You Know Me, has been shortlisted for an EPIC award, and was chosen as a debut of the month for September 2015 by Lovereading. 

Website/blog: www.clarechase.com



A signed paperback copy of previous book, You Think You Know Me (also a mystery/suspense novel) plus a sweet treat from Hotel Chocolat.





My Review 

I really enjoyed Clare's first book and this one is just as good. The descriptions of the villages around Cambridge are very well-evoked and the characters could all be people that you or I know in everyday life. It's a thriller with a twist and Clare is excellent at building up suspense, leaving the reader wanting more. Her real skill is in making you empathise with her protagonist until at the end when you realise she's in danger, you just want to scream 'Be careful'. I read this book in two sittings and just love Clare's easy-to- read style. 


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Clare Chase | Reply 12.04.2016 10.10

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Julie! I’m really delighted you enjoyed A Stranger’s House!

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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

27.05 | 20:42

probably the best new author I know....x x x x x x x

27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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