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Publisher Description

New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves returns with The Heron's Cry, the extraordinary follow-up to The Long Call, soon to be a major TV series, alongside her two hit TV shows Shetland and Vera.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“In Matthew Venn, Ann has created a complex, daring, subtle character.” —Louise Penny

"A complex mystery full of surprises . . . this character-driven exploration of people's darkest flaws is a sterling example of Cleeves' formidable talents." Kirkus Reviews

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder--Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases.

Dr. Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.

Then another body is found--killed in a similar way. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.

DI Matthew Venn returns in The Heron's Cry, in Ann Cleeves powerful next novel, proving once again that she is a master of her craft.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
September 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
5.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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So much heart.

Beautifully written, complex, and moving. I loved every moment of it.

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Great as always!

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Too many bodies

Although I’ve enjoyed most of Ann Cleeves previous novels, for me this plot bordered on the ridiculous. As usual, it was almost impossible to keep the many characters straight. Sense of Place is the writer’s greatest strength, here as in her other books.

Practically everybody seemed to be in danger from either murder or suicide. It resembled a typical episode of TV’s Midsomer Murders in that respect.

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