The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1509889531
ISBN 13: 9781509889532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening Book Review:

DCI Vera Stanhope returns in The Darkest Evening, the ninth novel in No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves’s phenomenally popular crime series. The darkest nights can hide the deadliest secrets . . . Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope’s only thought is to get there quickly. But with the snow driving down heavily, she becomes disorientated and loses her way, eventually stumbling on another car abandoned on the road. With the driver’s door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but 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 has a new case. Could she be the child’s mother and, if she is, what happened to her?

The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781250204516
ISBN 13: 1250204518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening Book Review:

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 new Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening. "Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers."—Louise Penny "As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves’ latest. . . . A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter."—David Baldacci on The Long Call On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat. Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, now a little shabby and run down. It’s also where her father, Hector, grew up. Inside, there’s a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow. As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, she also begins to uncover her family’s complicated past.

The Darkest Evening of the Year

The Darkest Evening of the Year
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-02-13
ISBN 10: 000731826X
ISBN 13: 9780007318261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening of the Year Book Review:

A fast-paced and emotionally devastating suspense novel from the bestselling author of Velocity,The Husband and The Good Guy

The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: William Durbin
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN 10: 1452931313
ISBN 13: 9781452931319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening Book Review:

In the 1930s, some 6,000 Finnish Americans traveled to Karelia, a province in northwestern Russia, hoping to leave the Depression behind and to establish a workers’ paradise. Based on these true events, The Darkest Evening chronicles the story of Jake Maki, whose father, caught up in the socialist fervor washing over their Finnish mining community in Minnesota, moves their family to the Soviet Union. Instead of finding the utopia they were promised, Jake and his family encounter only disappointment and hardship. When Stalin’s secret police begin targeting Americans for arrest, his worst fears are confirmed, and Jake leads his family on a daring midwinter escape attempt on cross-country skis, fleeing toward the Finnish border.

The Darkest Night

The Darkest Night
Author: Ron Franscell
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1466886943
ISBN 13: 9781466886940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Night Book Review:

Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but Good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived. The other did not. Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell—who lived in Casper at the time of the crime, and was a friend to Amy and Becky—can't forget Wyoming's most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Neither could Becky, the surviving sister. The two men who violated her and Amy were sentenced to life in prison, but the demons of her past kept haunting Becky...until she met her fate years later at the same bridge where she'd lost her sister.

The Crow Trap

The Crow Trap
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0330540475
ISBN 13: 9780330540476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Trap Book Review:

Introducing Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope. The Crow Trap is the first book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, Vera. Everyone has something to hide . . . Three very different women come together at an isolated cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal . . . Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman, hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, but when she gets there she is shocked to discover an apparent suicide. But then another death occurs, and a fourth woman enters the picture – the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women’s tangled lives . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, and Silent Voices.

Harbour Street

Harbour Street
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN 10: 0230768121
ISBN 13: 9780230768123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harbour Street Book Review:

Harbour Street is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. A silent community. A murderer among them . . . As the snow falls in Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. When the train stops unexpectedly due to bad weather, Jessie notices that one woman doesn’t leave and when trying to wake her they find that the passenger has been fatally stabbed. With no witnesses DI Vera Stanhope looks into the victim’s past and discovers she lived for years on Harbour Street, in a rundown Northumberland fishing town. As she questions the local residents Vera begins to suspect they know more than they are letting on, and the killer is hiding in their midst. Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, The Moth Catcher, The Seagull and The Darkest Evening.

The Moth Catcher

The Moth Catcher
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 1447278313
ISBN 13: 9781447278313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moth Catcher Book Review:

The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. As though to a flame, they were drawn to their deaths . . . Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they’re away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley – a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene and when searching the attic of the big house – where Patrick had a flat – she finds the body of a second man. The only thing connecting the two victims is a fascination with studying moths – and catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the close-knit Valley Farm development have secrets too, and as Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped there . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Seagull and The Darkest Evening.

Silent Voices

Silent Voices
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 023075810X
ISBN 13: 9780230758100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Voices Book Review:

Silent Voices is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. No murder is ever simple . . . When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, at first, she thinks it is a death from natural causes. But then Vera spots ligature marks around the victim’s throat and has another murder case on her hands. The victim is Jenny Lister, who was an experienced social worker, but her neighbours are quick to inform Vera about Jenny’s involvement in a notorious case. A young child tragically died and a member of Jenny’s team was subsequently fired and vilified by the media. As Vera tries to pry information from the secretive community another body is found, and Vera finds herself in a race against time to stop the killer. Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope's investigations with The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, The Glass Room, Harbour Street, The Moth Catcher, The Seagull, and The Darkest Evening.

Our Darkest Night

Our Darkest Night
Author: Jennifer Robson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0062674986
ISBN 13: 9780062674982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Darkest Night Book Review:

To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II. It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive—to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just met. Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm. A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the fascists and Nazis began taking innocent lives. Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his new bride. And to keep her safe and protect secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes they are happily married and in love. But farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbors are wary of this soft and educated woman they do not know. Even worse, their distrust is shared by a local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico. The more he learns of Nina, the more his suspicions grow—and with them his determination to exact revenge. As Nina and Nico come to know each other, their feelings deepen, transforming their relationship into much more than a charade. Yet both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart . . .

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN 10: 1761261568
ISBN 13: 9781761261565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rising Tide Book Review:

Vera Stanhope, star of ITV's Vera, returns in the tenth novel in number one bestseller Ann Cleeves' acclaimed series. Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at the first reunion. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding, and whether the events of many years before could have led to murder then, and now . . . 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 . . .

The Seagull

The Seagull
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN 10: 1447278372
ISBN 13: 9781447278375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seagull Book Review:

The Seagull is the eighth book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. Obsession never dies . . . When prison inmate and former police officer John Brace says he’s willing to give up information about the location of a dead body in return for protection for his family, Vera knows that she has to look into his claims. But opening up this cold case strikes much closer to home than Vera anticipates as her investigation takes her back in time to The Seagull, a once-decadent and now-derelict nightclub where her deceased father and his friends used to congregate. As Vera’s past collides dangerously with the present, she will have to confront her unwanted memories and face the possibility that her father was involved in what happened. The truth is about to come out, but is Vera ready for what it will reveal? Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Crow Trap, The Moth Catcher and The Darkest Evening.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0330528408
ISBN 13: 9780330528405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telling Tales Book Review:

Telling Tales is the second book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera . They thought she was a murderer. But now she’s a victim . . . Ten years ago fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel was murdered, her cold body discovered lying in a ditch. Her father’s girlfriend was found guilty of the crime. Now, evidence has emerged that proves her innocence and means that Abigail’s killer still roams free. Abigail’s best friend at the time of the murder has now returned to the East Yorkshire village of Elvet to raise her young family. Shocked by the new revelations, she begins to realize that she didn’t know her friend as well as she thought . . . Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is tasked with uncovering the truth and, as her new inquiries stoke up past secrets the villagers will lie to protect, she must find out which lies will bring her to the killer. Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope's investigations with The Crow Trap, Hidden Depths and Silent Voices.

Dead Water

Dead Water
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN 10: 0230768113
ISBN 13: 9780230768116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Water Book Review:

The fifth Shetland novel A journalist working a story. Now his murder is a headline . . . When the body of a journalist is found in a traditional Shetland boat, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up the investigation. Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed and he decides to help the inquiry. Originally a Shetlander, the journalist had left the islands years before to make a name for himself in London, leaving a scandal in his wake. He had few friends in Shetland, so why was he back? When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that he was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface. One that must have been significant enough to kill for . . . Dead Water is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

The Darkest Child

The Darkest Child
Author: Delores Phillips
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1569477493
ISBN 13: 9781569477496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Child Book Review:

Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money. But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences?

Cold Earth

Cold Earth
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 1447278232
ISBN 13: 9781447278238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Earth Book Review:

The seventh Shetland novel The darkest secrets are buried deepest . . . In the black days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of peaty water and mud smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez becomes obsessed with finding out her identity and what she was doing there. Then it emerges that she was already dead when the landslide hit the house and Perez finds himself with a murder investigation to solve. Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

The Darkest Lies

The Darkest Lies
Author: Barbara Copperthwaite
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 1786811804
ISBN 13: 9781786811806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Lies Book Review:

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 023076813X
ISBN 13: 9780230768130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’s bestselling Shetland series – now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor’s disappearance than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that many years later someone would kill to protect it? Continue the gripping mystery series with Cold Earth and Wild Fire.

The Runner

The Runner
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1681440768
ISBN 13: 9781681440767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Runner Book Review:

"A WINNER." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "FIENDISHLY CLEVER." --THE TIMES In this heart-stopping installment of Peter May's award-winning China Thrillers, the Beijing Olympics are the setting for fierce competition, national pride--and murder. THE SUFFERER A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition. THE LISTENER Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities, and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will only trust one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell. THE RUNNER When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun--and outwit--an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

The Dunwich Horror

The Dunwich Horror
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 3752409959
ISBN 13: 9783752409956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dunwich Horror Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft