Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves


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.

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, 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 into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.

An astonishing new novel told with compassion and searing insight, The Long Call will captivate fans of Vera and Shetland, as well as new readers.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first in a new series and I am really excited for what will come in the future, as the protagonists are engaging and the location is beautifully described and very atmospheric.

Matthew is an interesting lead detective, having grown up in the town that he now works in, but estranged from his family. His husband runs the local day centre for special needs adults, which also has a café and arts centre. As the story develops, we understand that the centre is significant in the plot, and that it could be unethical for Matthew to carry on, yet his boss would rather not have to take the lead himself. All these elements build together to give a clear picture of the police at the station and the dynamics. I love the scene setting, the details of the place and its people which give so much more richness to the story. As the mystery deepens, the list of suspects and the possible crimes mount up, but this team is up to the challenge.

An excellent start to a new series, and I look forward to more.



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. Her brand new Two Rivers series will launch in September 2019, with The Long Call.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Long Call (Two Rivers #1) by Ann Cleeves to read and review.

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