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Publisher Description

Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.

Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2008
June 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Mrssavy1 ,

Meh

The book managed to keep my attention, but I had some problems while reading it. I felt that there was a lot of unnecessary detail in the book, details that didn’t really add to the story and made it tedious. I feel like I didn’t need to know the backstory of half of the characters, but maybe that’s just me. Based on the evidence that was given, I understand the author needs to create suspense. But after finding out the conclusion, it was very anti-climatic for me. It just made certain information during the investigation all the more useless. The evidence didn’t bring the story together in the end, it veered off into left field. I also didn’t get the concept of Catherine’s film project. Based on the assignment, the footage she gathered didn’t add up to anything or really make any sense. It was okay overall. Not great but okay.

Bettymylove ,

Excellent read

Engrossing, with attention to cultural details and individual voices

IGailHoward ,

Raven Black

Good characters and imaginative story

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