Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—returns with the extraordinary follow-up to The Long Call in the Two Rivers series.
North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer when Detective Matthew Venn is called out to investigate a murder at the rural home of a group of artists. What he discovers is an elaborately staged scene—Dr. Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's vases.
Dr. Yeo seems an unlikely victim: a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter, Eve. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find out that Eve is close friends with his husband, Jonathan. It also comes to light that
Dr. Yeo had been investigating the suicide of a young man before he died.
Then, another man is found killed in the same way. Matthew must tread carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community, in a case dangerously close to home.
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 26, 2022)
- ISBN-13: 978-1250204486