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Paperback The Long Call
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Pan Books, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1509889604 9781509889600
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2019
The Long Call is the captivating first novel in a brand new series from Sunday Times bestseller and creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves.In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose.A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.Finding the killer is Venn's only focus, and his team's investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.
Series title: The Two Rivers series, 1
Fav part: The final few chapters when everything fell into place. Good build up of tension. Recommend? YES Why? Good story with likeable characters and well-written. Good description of North Devon.