This is my review of the book Red Bones by Ann Cleeves which I read recently. This is the third book in the Shetland series that features detective Perez. Though I have never been to the Shetlands Ann manages to paint a very vivid picture of life in the islands.
When a young archaeologist studying on a site at Lerwick discovers a set of human remains - the island community is intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly lady is shot on her land in a tragic accident. Sandy Wilson the lady's grandson a police man calls in Jimmy Perez to investigate the death.
He finds two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness has divided the surrounding community. Jimmy is missing Fran who is in London, and he is surrounded by people he doesn't know and a community he has no links with Jimmy struggles to relate to the situation. Then there is another death and this starts to bring things to focus.
Can Jimmy solve the mystery before outsiders are brought in to do it for him. Mist fog rain and wind also feature strongly in this story. A snuggle up under the duvet sort of story, but still very enjoyable.
This was book 3 week 2 fiction 3 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
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