From Ann Cleevesbestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes the first in a gripping new series.
“Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”Louise Penny
In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.
Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.
The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.
An astonishing new novel told with compassion and searing insight, The Long Call will captivate fans of Vera and Shetland, as well as new readers.
About the Author
ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television seriesthe BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethynboth of which are watched and loved in the US.
The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. The Long Call is the first in the new Two Rivers series. She lives in the UK.