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A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wildflowers. 

This stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. 

As local residents are forced to share their deepest, darkest secrets, the killer watches, waits and plans to prepare another beautiful, watery grave....

©2007 Ann Cleeves (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-2020

Gripping

Loved it, Vera's charactor development is good, narrator is great changing charactors voices, a good read.

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  • Bannell
  • 17-08-2019

Keeps you guessing

A bit of a slow story line and did not pick up as normally Ann Cleeves
Books do, but did keep you guessing till the end which was the good part of her books.

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  • Sam Hall
  • 19-03-2021

Not my favourite

I am enjoying the Vera books. I love a series and have caught a few of these on TV. The first couple of books were really good, dragged you in, played the long game. This one threw you straight into the ‘who dunnit’. Still it was better than a lot of police books!

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  • Gill
  • 06-03-2021

Perfect narration

I love these books read by Janine Burkett
She brings the story to life.
The story starts with a murder so Vera features from the beginning.

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  • jennie
  • 24-11-2020

story draws you in

Brilliant narration. Characters and plot draws you in. Fantastic detailed descriptions. Loses a bit in believability of motives.

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  • Debbie Wilson
  • 15-11-2020

loved this audible book

First time I've listened to an audible book by this author. I was totally hooked from the beginning. the narrator was amazing strong story line. will definitely be looking for more books .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-2020

Great listen

Nice to be able to picture Brenda Blethyn as Vera Stanhope, easy to picture the action and Vera with her sidekick Joe Ashworth

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  • gfplux
  • 21-09-2020

Tipical Vera

A great Vera story. I enjoyed it and will be looking for more by this author.

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  • snoopy
  • 31-08-2020

Terrible accents

Taken me ages to get through this book. Spoilt by narration.avoid this narrator.i should have erased it.

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  • A. Hodgson
  • 20-07-2020

An engrossing story

Really enjoyed this Vera Stanhope tale. Beautifully narrated and kept you guessing to the end. Will be ordering some more soon.

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