From Award-Winning and Sunday Times top five bestseller Ann Cleeves comes the captivating eighth novel in the Shetland Series featuring DI Jimmy Perez in his most personal case to date.
Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed
novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime
writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular
detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez who can now be found on
television in ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. The TV series and
the books they are based on have become international sensations,
capturing the minds of millions worldwide.
Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook, and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. Ann is also a passionate champion for libraries and was a National Libraries Day Ambassador in 2016. Ann lives in North Tyneside near where the Vera books are set.
An accomplished end to a fine series
Farewell Jimmy Perez! I'm a big fan of Cleeves' complex crime novels and this is no exception . . . Atmospheric, compelling and ultimately satisfying
*Woman & Home*
Even by her standards this is an outstanding thriller
Cleeves' setting is beautifully evoked . . . this is as finely crafted and satisfying as a well-made piece of furniture – just look at the workmanship
Deft plotting, strong characters and the masterful evocation of a rugged landscape make this a splendid ending to an excellent series
A fantastic end to one of the key detective series of the past decade
*Ragnar Johansson, author of Snowblind*
Cleverly plotted, with a brilliant evocation of the Scots islands
This page-turning thriller harbours many secrets and lies, all revealed with superbly sustained suspense. Your heart is guaranteed to be in your mouth by the final chapter
Boy, are we going out with a bang . . . Whether you're a huge fan of detective inspector Jimmy Perez or a total newcomer to the series, you'll find plenty to keep you enthralled
Ann Cleeves’ final Shetland novel is a masterpiece of tangled family threads and crime smoke and mirrors
Intricately plotted and elegantly written
*Publishers Weekly (starred review)*