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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Naturally, after an in-depth investigation, Vera and co 'get their man', but at a huge cost to their team. Cleeves takes the time to introduce us to each of the friends and the death doesn’t occur for several chapters. Yet, somehow, every mention of Vera Stanhope implies she eats like she’s never going to get another meal, or like her meal will be taken from her so she shovels it in as fast as she can and is constantly thinking about eating.

Holly is worried she is going to be like Vera, alone and single and nothing to show for it but her job. However, when a second member of the group is murdered, she also begins to wonder whether secrets in the group’s past may be the key to solving this case. It is the 10th Anniversary of Only Connect, a group of friends who’ve been meeting every five years for fifty years at Pilgrims’ House on Holy Island, a place that can only be reached at low tide via a causeway.

DI Vera Stanhope once again displays her sharp wit, her unwillingness to delegate and her dogged persistence in solving another mystery set in the North-East – this time on the mysterious and atmospheric Holy Island, known to southerners as Lindisfarne. Why bother writing a plus sized character if you hate her (and really ALL plus sized women) so much? Disappointed Cleeves couldn't have found a more interesting and believable story to tell if she wanted to touch on these issues in her novel.

Admittedly this was my first Vera novel but it comes across brilliantly with the storyline keeping you guessing right to the end. This fair-play mystery brims with fully developed suspects and motives that are hidden in plain sight. The event, led by a young teacher named Judith Marshall, resulted in all night drinking, deep discussions, and exploration of the students' feelings. But with the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible. I've learned a valuable lesson: beware of high school reunions,even if they are every 5 years, with all the same " friends" who you thought you knew so well, you will find out that you never really knew them at all!THE RISING TIDE is yet another example of Cleeves’ skillful writing, especially including a reference to COVID without dwelling on it. Even with DI Joe Ashworth and DC Holly Clarke interviewing suspects and chasing evidence, there is no obvious culprit. Die Figur, die von Ann Cleeves geschaffen wurde und von Brenda Blethyn dargestellt wird, ist unheimlich sympathisch in ihrer knorrigen Art.



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