The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

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The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

The Rising Tide: A dark, atmospheric mystery from bestseller Ann Cleeves, featuring Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera

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All I have to say is this, sometimes things do not end in a whimper but instead they end with a howl. Daniel Rede is Annie's former husband, now a wealthy developer of exclusive holiday resorts on the island. Although there is quite the pack of characters in this one, Cleeves works her magic and keeps Vera's intuitive nature at the forefront. If I have one criticism, it’s that the killer’s motive didn’t feel strong enough - it felt like a situation that could have been ridden out without resorting to murder.

So along with delving into the complaints made about Rick recently, secrets from the past are set to be revealed as the team interview others who are part of the picture, including Rick's ex-wife Charlotte, retired teacher Judith Marshall, Annie's ex-husband, Daniel Rede, local boy made good with his exclusive holiday developments along the stunning coast, and his partner, PCC Katherine Willmore. Ann's success was announced at the 2006 Dagger Awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton, in London's Aldwych, on Thursday 29 June 2006. After a quick review of the scene and much to her delight, Vera is sure that it’s a murder and not a suicide.They reminisce and celebrate the school trip where they first met as teenagers at the Pilgrim’s House. Why bother writing a plus sized character if you hate her (and really ALL plus sized women) so much?

This is a solid police procedural featuring, of course, the inimitable Vera, who has her own memories of bird raiding trips to the island with her father. A pinwheeling third-person narrative drives the pace, while Vera's candor tempers the plot's darker elements. Every five years, these former school mates meet for a reunion on Holy Island, a small piece of land that becomes a literal island at high tide.

But when one of them is found hanged, after their first evening back together, the ghost of a death from 45 years earlier comes back to haunt them all.

This plot line was not well developed, and certainly not handled with compassion or a solid understanding of the issue. Holly is worried she is going to be like Vera, alone and single and nothing to show for it but her job.

The rising and waning tides impose a parenthetical relationship upon both residents and the dwindling swell of tourists to the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne in October. Cleeves presents a myriad of suspects, trying to glean the motive, which is not at all obvious, and fully engages the reader. Every five years the group of friends who had been there gets together to remember Isobel and what they all had had. Tragedy followed at a reunion five years after they first started meeting when Isobel Hall, one of their friends, drowned in the rising tide on the causeway that leads to the island.

Und dennoch ist der ersten Vermutung, dass der Täter aus eben diesem Kreise stammt, nichts entgegenzusetzen. Vera, with the help of her team, must painstakingly dissect their lives, looking for the truth of what has really happened. A fabulous setting for a murder mystery, with its sudden fogs, and the dangers stemming from its rising tides.From Ann Cleeves - New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows - comes the stunning tenth Vera Stanhope novel, The Rising Tide, a powerful novel about guilt, betrayal, and the longheld secrets people keep. Cleeves, who captures the world and its people in shades of gray tone, evokes compelling images of nostalgia, sadness, yearning, envy…and murder.

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