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When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen, it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognises the victim - a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death. Yet this is no desperate act of anguish but the work of a cold and calculating killer. 

As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of the small Biddista community. Then another body is found. Perez knows he must break the cycle before another death occurs. But this is a crazy time of year, when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems....

©2008 Ann Cleeves (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2020

great story

narrator was perfect... and loved the development of the characters and the unique setting of the story

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  • Freckles
  • 19-08-2019

Gentle murder mystery

An enjoyable series. Gentle but full of interpersonal interactions to keep the interest up. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Esther
  • 02-01-2019

Brilliant

Another superb thriller, the background painted in words of the life of the Shetlands, another great narration. It was hard to see who had committed the crimes, it was an unexpected outcome. Highly commended.

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  • joan m.
  • 26-12-2018

excellent narrator

the narrator was really excellent - sounded authentic - but the story ending was a little hard to believe

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  • Sharon
  • 12-12-2018

Convoluted

A bit long winded to the point of being a bit boring at times. I’m all for a good Whodunnit but the ending was far fetched and unbelievable. Shame. I will try the next in series to see if it restores my faith but it may be the last in the Shetland ones for me if it’s like this one.

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  • Patsy
  • 14-01-2019

keeps you listening

really enjoyed his book. Sll the relationships and intrigue and the subsequent plot. Excellent narration

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  • Blondie
  • 28-05-2019

Up to standard

Lovers of Shetland and Peter May's Lewis trilogy will enjoy this, the landscape and community are the real stars. The plot and characters are a tad 2 dimensional.

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  • eddy
  • 17-05-2020

captivating

yet another brilliant listen. Another one I couldn't stop listening to. Once I started I was captured by the characters and the narrator. Well done all round

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  • J Alexander
  • 04-04-2020

Another great Shetland tale read so perfectly

I listened to this all the way through a second time because I enjoyed it so much. Buying book 3 in the series now

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  • Kirstine
  • 12-10-2019

Atmospheric slow-burner

If you like your crime novels to be a roller-coaster of cliff-hangers and false trials this book is not for you, but if you enjoyed Peter May's Lewis Trilogy I'm sure this book will be to your taste. The lives of the various characters who play a part in the story are slowly fleshed out and a picture of the beauty of the Shetlands and it's remoteness from the mainland described so that one can picture it in ones imagination. (It helps to have seen the Shetland series on TV). I felt that the solving of the crime was less important to me than the lives of the characters and the evocation of life on the islands and, if anything, I found the solution of the murders a bit far-fetched. The narrator is excellent

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  • John missin
  • 15-05-2019

White nights

This is third Shetland novel I’ve listened and each one has been brilliant , a great story well read again by kenny Blyth, I had know idea what the outcome of the story would until right at the end.

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