This is my review of the book Blue Lightening by Ann Cleeves which I read recently. This is the fourth book in the Shetland series with Jimmy Perez. I was under pressure to finish this as we had borrowed the series of books from a friend and they were going to be returned on Thursday. That being said being read through quickly did not spoil the story but rather helped bring it to life.
Jimmy takes his fiancée Fran to see his parents who are living on Fair Isle. It is a community where everyone knows everyone else and strangers are greeted with a Greer of mistrust. When the autumn storms rage the island is cut off and the tension mounts especially when a body is found in the bird observatory.
With no way off or onto the island Jimmy must work quickly and find the killer before he strikes again. The descriptions of the island, and the surrounding are fantastic and just bring the story to life. As I was reading it I felt as if I was there trapped on a wind swept hill looking for the clues myself. There is much made about the bird life on the island and it made me realise how little I knew about birds other than those I see flying around on a day to day basis. If I have time I will endeavour to learn more about them a possible resolution for 2015.
The story is a page turner and this helped as I needed to finish it quickly but it is very gripping and really sad at the end, but that would spoil the story to say any more. I am so pleased that Ann is continuing the Shetland theme with a new quartet of stories. I really look forward to reading them
This was a great book well worth reading and was book 5 week 4 fiction 5 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
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