The Long Call

by Ann Cleeves


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A new series from the master crime writer.

About this book:

The Long Call is the No.1 bestselling first novel in the Two Rivers 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.

Long Call. Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter — David Baldacci Had me hooked – a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story
The Times

Clever, compassionate and atmospheric, with a great cast of new characters to love. I am already a Matthew Venn fan
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