The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

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The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

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A group of aging friends meet every five years on Holy Island off the Northumberland coast for the past 50 years. I enjoy mysteries-with-more (the more being strong, well-developed characters) – and this series definitely fills that bill, although this one (until the twist at the end) really just tread familiar ground. 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. It’s a well written novel with a plot that goes at a brisk pace and which is extremely well thought out, it thickens and deepens taking us on a twisty journey backwards and forwards across the causeway to Holy Island. But her team, and some of the suspects, know that she possesses a sharp intelligence and uncanny crime-solving instincts.

They stay at Pilgrims’ House, an austere setting and former nunnery, the scene of their initial getaway when they were teenagers. This change is attributed to a greater awareness of green issues and a general wish to protect the planet rather than the virus.Cleeves turns the location of Holy Island, that simply drips with atmosphere, into a wonderful central background character, popular with tourists, with its menacing mists and fogs, and the dangers of the rising tide. Cleeves presents a myriad of suspects, trying to glean the motive, which is not at all obvious, and fully engages the reader.

Ann is the author of the books behind ITV's VERA, now in it's third series, and the BBC's SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012. This kind of trite contrarianism in writing about sexual harassment and assault is so tiresome and lame and sad. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder.Every five years the group of friends who had been there gets together to remember Isobel and what they all had had. This was the first Vera book I've read (thought I'm a faithful fan of the TV series), and I've come to the surprising conclusion that the television version is better. It is the 10th Anniversary of Only Connect, a group of friends who’ve been meeting every five years for fifty years at Pilgrims’ House on Holy Island, a place that can only be reached at low tide via a causeway.

I've learned a valuable lesson: beware of high school reunions,even if they are every 5 years, with all the same " friends" who you thought you knew so well, you will find out that you never really knew them at all! The event, led by a young teacher named Judith Marshall, resulted in all night drinking, deep discussions, and exploration of the students' feelings. Holy Island has the distinction of being approachable only during certain hours, at low tide, when the causeway is accessible.Es werden so viele verschiedene Möglichkeiten präsentiert, dass man sich als Leser ganz schön aufs Glatteis geschickt fühlt. Their reunion is held at a place by the sea which is inaccessible for part of the day when the tide comes in.



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