Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves

Shallow waters hide the deepest secrets… Vera is Back! – Now Available.

From Ann CleevesNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes the stunning tenth Vera Stanhope novel, The Rising Tide, a powerful novel about guilt, betrayal, and the longheld secrets people keep.

For fifty years a group of friends have been meeting regularly for reunions on Holy Island, celebrating the school trip where they met, and the friend that they lost to the rising causeway tide five years later. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding, and whether the events of many years before could have led to murder then, and now...

But with the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible...

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Vera Stanhope series!
For book nine, The Darkest Evening, click HERE.


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The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves

Book 10
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the tenth book in the series and another great police drama with the eponymous Vera once again getting to the bottom of the mystery and solving the crime, although at great cost. The location of most of the action is so atmospheric – Holy Island, cut off from the mainland during high tide and reached only with caution much of the time.

We meet a group of retirees who are spending the weekend on Holy Island, a thing they have done every five years since they were taken on a trip there as 16- and 17-year-olds from school. The rituals and the familiarity between them are described so vividly on the page, and more and more detail is peeled back as the story unfolds. It brings out the disagreements, the sadnesses, and the importance of routine and camaraderie which binds them. This time one of them is found dead in his room.

A photo of that first trip is something which propels Vera to find out everything about the group. Enlisting her ever faithful Joe and the ever hopeful of recognition, Holly to do her bidding, she sets about proving it is a crime and who is guilty. We feel the danger creeping around the island like the sea mist, and everyone seems to have a reason... even the Police and Crime Commissioner!

I love Vera and all her imperfections – she is on fine form here. Be ready for a few twists and brace yourself for the outcome. I am already looking forward to the next installment 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 launched 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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ARC provided by

Minotaur Books.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Rising Tide (Vera Stanhope #10) by Ann Cleeves to read and review.

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