Review: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

cover163601-medium 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. Continue reading “Review: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves”

[Blogtober] October Wrap-Up

Ugh, I was doing so well, guys, and then my husband got sick.  It wasn’t anything serious, but he had a kidney transplant back in April, so even a minor cold can be tough for him.  Over 4th of July weekend, he wound up in the hospital because he’d had a very mild cold the week before but, it knocked his white blood cell count so low that the doctors wanted him in the hospital until they were back up.  Thankfully, we didn’t have this issue this time. Continue reading “[Blogtober] October Wrap-Up”