The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Title: The Long Call

Author: Ann Cleeves

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Synopsis: For the first time in 20 years, Ann Cleeves—international bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—embarks on a gripping new series.

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.

My Review: Chapter 1: A funeral, a body is found, and we meet a new Detective, a seasoned well known, ver professional Detective Matthew. Who is in charge of this case/

Are you intrigued? Yup.. ME TOO when I finished the first chapter!

It just got better after that, we meet his colleagues, some likable, some very NOT likable at all.

While we follow Detective Matthew in his search of answers to the body that was found, more clues come up, and people that may or may NOT be involved. 

Then.. when you think the characters and plots are set and you think you know everything, another plot twist.. BAM!

The novel takes a turn.. for the BEST!

It is soo well written, and narrated, it’s a perfect first installment, the beginning of a series that I am soooo excited for!

I’m looking forward to more mystery solving with Detective Matthew..

This is the first, but won’t be the last.

Thank You #MinotaurBooks for sending me a beautiful #galley of the novel in exchange for an honest review.. #Partner

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Love, Ellie