by Ann Cleeves – Shetland Series book 2
In this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at the Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he’s found dead. Set in midsummer, the book captures the unsettling nature of a landscape where the sun never quite sets and where people are not as they first seem.
Another fantastic book by Ann Cleeves! Excellent plot with an ending you will not be suspecting! I was so sure I knew ‘who did it’ and I was so wrong! You’ll be holding your breathe the last couple of pages!
I really like the unfolding of Perez’s relationship with Fran. The TV series has her already dead from the get go and we miss all that. And the descriptions of the ‘arctic’ light with the sun never setting in the summer was superb!
I checked this out at the library and will have to buy them a new book as this one took a swim in Horse Creek! We took the grandkids swimming at the waterfalls there and I thought I would sit on a rock and read, The water is ‘as-cold’, as the locals say with their accents! My 10 year old grandson loves getting to say ice cream, ice cold… with the accent because he thinks he’s getting away with saying a naughty word! :0 Anyway I sat the book on the rock while I got myself sat down and it slid off and started floating down the stream! I yelled that’s a library book and Bossman grabbed it. It’s a little ‘puffy’ now and the pages are hard to turn. Oh well, at least its a wonderful read since I have to pay for it!