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Monday, July 22, 2019

Book Review: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Minotaur Books via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own

This new book comes out in September, but is worth putting on your pre-order list now!

From Ann Cleeves—bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the first in a gripping new series.

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In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.
Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.
The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.


I LOVED Shetland, so i was thrilled to be able to read the start of this new series! Venn is an interesting character- he had a very strict upbringing so very different from the world he now finds himself working in. Yet when the 2 worlds collide, he feels like an outsider in both worlds, and makes him wonder how much he REALLY knew about the sphere he was in growing up. As the secrets start to unwind, he finds himself at odds with his own family, and only his search for a killer will see him through the web of deceit. This is a book you can't put down, and one that leaves you eager for book 2 in the series, so don't miss it!

About the Author:

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television series--the BBC's Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV's Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn--both of which are watched and loved in the US. .

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox, and PBS, and Vera is available on Hulu, Amazon Video, BritBox, and PBS. The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.

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