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The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening 2

by Ann Cleeves
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/08/2020
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DCI Vera Stanhope returns in The Darkest Evening, the ninth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves' enduringly popular series.

Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly.

But the snow is so heavy, she becomes disoriented and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat.

Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in.

Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child's mother, and if so, what happened to her?

A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant Vera novel to savour.

ISBN:
9781509889525
9781509889525
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-08-2020
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
235x152x31mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold millions of copies worldwide.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series.

Some of her other novels include the popular Vera Stanhope series, The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

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  • Another great Vera book!

    by on

    Anne Cleeves has written another great Vera story. Highly recommend this and all other books in the Vera series.

  • Vera at her best!

    by on

    If you love the Vera series by Ann Cleeves either in the novels or TV shows, this is a winner. A great story, set around Vera's somewhat estranged family and an all-too-quick read as I just had to keep reading to find out what happened! Now a long, long wait until the next Vera novel, and the latest series has just finished too. Sad!