This is my review of the book Raven Black by Ann Cleeves, which I read recently. The observant will have noticed that there has been a slight gap between books. This in no small part has been due to not having time to read.
The sun has shone, the rain has poured, the garden is growing leaps and bounds and we are fully booked with guests at the present, and I am building new websites for people which means not much time for reading. Anyway that is my excuse.
This is my second Ann Cleeves book – in fact I have read them slightly in the wrong order. This was book one and the previous month I read the book two, but that did not spoil the story.
It is all about murder in the Shetlands, and detective Jimmy Perez sets out to solve the case. Though I have never been to the Shetlands Ann manages to bring the characters and scenes to life, just as if I was watching in from a window.
It is a complex story that goes back through a generation. Initially the loner and simpleton Magnus Tait is blamed for the crime, but as the story unfolds it reveals layer by layer a much more darker story. Amazingly Ann kept me guessing till almost the very end, which is always a good sign.
I now need to find book three next and hope that that is as good as the first couple. So this was book This was book 47 week 35 fiction 44 (audio books 13) non fiction 3
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