Monday, October 18, 2021

The Heron's Cry by Ann Cleeves

A Storm is Coming. The Heron's Cry by Ann Cleeves.

New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves returns with The Heron's Cry, the extraordinary follow-up to The Long Call, soon to be a major TV series, alongside her two hit TV shows Shetland and Vera.

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder—Dr. Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases.

Dr. Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.

Then another body is found—killed in a similar way. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.

DI Matthew Venn returns in The Heron's Cry, in Ann Cleeves powerful next novel, proving once again that she is a master of her craft.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Two Rivers series!
For book one, The Long Call, click HERE.


Add to Goodreads.


The Heron's Cry by Ann Cleeves

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
Apple Books  ~  B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  Kobo
Audiobook (US)  ~  Hardcover (US)




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in this engaging series. I would recommend that you read them in order; not only are the lead characters introduced there, but also elements of the previous crime are mentioned. It is also a very good read!

Matthew, Jen, and Ross are once again racing against time, as North Devon becomes a dangerous place to live. With links to the Woodyard – a community centre run by Matthew's husband, Jonathan – there are again problems with blurring the lines between work and private life. I really like how we get snippets of all their private lives, and not only how the gravity and long hours of work impacts on their relationships. I also loved seeing that Lucy is doing well, and that the arty vibe that continues through the story.

The plot centres around an investigation about a young man who was failed by the mental health department of the local hospital. As the story unfolds, it reveals some very disturbing parts of society, and just how the mind can justify the worst of actions. Unravelling it all is perfectly complicated, and there are lots of twists and turns which throw out false leads.

Another really good story in this engaging series.



Author Bio

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.

Connect with Ann

Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Website  ~  Goodreads



Minotaur Books.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Heron's Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (Two Rivers #2) by Ann Cleeves to read and review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments are reviewed by a blog admin before being published. We thank you for visiting our blog & leaving a comment.