Beneath the Ashes

Beneath the Ashes Review

A troubled detective learns that the fires of the past are still burning in this haunting, emotional thriller.

When detective Claire Calderwood is called to a grisly murder scene, she’s haunted by memories of her murdered sister. The victim is tied to a motel bed, her head covered in plastic and her body sprinkled with ashes. Claire’s dealt with vile crime scenes before, but this one strikes close to home.

Claire’s boyfriend, reporter Noah Washington, once helped find her sister’s killer, but now he’s a distraction to this new investigation. She wants to help him resolve the mysteries of his past, but Noah has been distant, and Claire knows he’s keeping something from her.

When another girl is murdered like the first, Claire suspects the work of a serial killer. As the case heats up and evidence mounts, she finds herself in profound danger. Claire’s been burned before; now she must decide if she can trust Noah to help her solve the case and uncover the truth that lies beneath the ashes.

Title:Beneath the Ashes
Edition Language:English

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  • Michelle

    A much improved effort on the 1st installment of this series - 4 stars. Claire Calderwood is back and still reeling from the aftermath of the previous case. She quickly is called to assist in another ...

  • Linda Strong

    Detective Claire Calderwood is called to investigate a horrible murder scene of a young woman found bound, tortured, covered with ashes and her head covered in plastic. She's a seasoned detective, but...

  • Elesha

    I read an early version of this and loved Claire's progression. She takes on another grisly case and struggles with her relationship with Noah. Dea writes with grit and depth that make her characters ...

  • Avid Reader

    Beneath the Ashes (The Calderwood Cases #2) by Dea Poirier5 starsM/F Thriller Triggers: MurderI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Claire is recovering from solving her sisters m...

  • Angela Groom

    A good murder 'who done it book. Page turner, lots of suspense and twists as Detective Claire Calderwood is assigned to the case. Is it a Serial killer?This book is part of the Calderwood case series ...

  • Jodi Gallegos

    Fresh off the investigation into her sister’s death, detective Claire Calderwood is called to investigate a murder in a nearby community. A girl’s body has been found tied to the bed of a hotel ro...

  • Neriah Samraksha

    "Sometimes, I realize there are shadows so big they'll eclipse your entire life, all that you are."I am not eager to write this review. The cover with an intriguing description drew me to this book. S...

  • Carissa Lynch

    Clever, creepy, atmospheric, and perfectly paced...Poirier knocked this one out of the park. The female lead is tough and relatable, with a dark, softer part to her personality that really draws me in...

  • buzy_reading

    When girls are murdered in this small town community Claire is called to duty as a lead detective. Each girls death is a reminder of her sister’s murder. Claire is determined and dedicated to this c...

  • Dawn

    I read the first book in this series and loved it and was so excited to see a sequel. Unfortunately the second book was not as good as the first. I like the characters Claire and Noah but the story li...