The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
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 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 of the Year

The Darkest Evening of the Year
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2007-11-27
ISBN 10: 0553904892
ISBN 13: 9780553904895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening of the Year Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion. Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she’s a legend for the risks she’ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy’s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can’t allow herself to return, Amy’s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy’ s every move and that, whoever it is, he’s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she’s always been there to save. But now there’s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.

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

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 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, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street, The Moth Catcher and The Darkest Evening.

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 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 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 . . . 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.

The Long Call

The Long Call
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 1509889582
ISBN 13: 9781509889587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Call Book Review:

The Long Call is the No.1 bestselling first novel in the Two Rivers series from Sunday Times bestseller and creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves. In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there. Soon to be a major ITV crime drama.

The Darkest Time of Night

The Darkest Time of Night
Author: Jeremy Finley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 125014731X
ISBN 13: 9781250147318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Time of Night Book Review:

Investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people’s lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable. "The lights took him." When the seven-year-old grandson of U.S. Senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, “The lights took him,” and then never speaks again. As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband’s political career. In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors; messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light. Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found. But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her, and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time. Jeremy Finley’s debut The Darkest Time of Night was hailed by People magazine and the NY Post as one of the best books of the summer of 2018, was named to the Lariat list as one of the top 25 outstanding books of the year, and described by NPR as "a hugely satisfying, while still mystifying, suspense novel." June 2018 SIBA Okra Selection

The Darkest Evening of the Year

The Darkest Evening of the Year
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0345533283
ISBN 13: 9780345533289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Evening of the Year Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Who will be with you in the darkest hour? Amy Redwing has devoted her life to rescuing dogs. But the unique bond she shares with Nickie, a golden retriever she saves in the most dangerous encounter of her life, is deeper than any she has ever known. In one night, their loyalty will be put to the test, and each will prove to the other how far they will go—when the stakes turn deadly serious.

Wild Fire

Wild Fire
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1447278275
ISBN 13: 9781447278276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fire Book Review:

The eighth and final Shetland novel On a small island, rumours can be deadly . . . A new English family have moved to Shetland, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. For him it will mean returning to the islands of his on–off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is already facing the most disturbing investigation of his career when Willow drops a bomb-shell that will change his life forever. Is he ready for what is to come? Wild Fire is the eighth and final book in Ann Cleeves’ bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

Silent Voices

Silent Voices
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
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.

The Glass Room

The Glass Room
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 023076309X
ISBN 13: 9780230763098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Room Book Review:

The Glass Room is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. Sometimes crime strikes too close to home . . . DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation. But when one of them goes missing, her path leads her to more than a missing friend . . . Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat for aspiring authors. Things get complicated when a body is discovered and Vera’s neighbour is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over. She’s too close to the main suspect. But the investigation is too tempting and she’s never been one to follow the rules. Vera must find a killer who has taken murder off the page and is making it real . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, Harbour Street, The Moth Catcher, The Seagull and The Darkest Evening.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 410
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, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street, The Moth Catcher, The Seagull and The Darkest Evening.

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.

Shetland

Shetland
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 1509809805
ISBN 13: 9781509809806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shetland Book Review:

Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.

Too Good To Be True

Too Good To Be True
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 1509806121
ISBN 13: 9781509806126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Good To Be True Book Review:

Too Good To Be True is a gripping Quick Read from Ann Cleeves, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the bestselling Shetland series. When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof. Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez, this suggests not suicide, but murder . . .

Raven Black

Raven Black
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0330466577
ISBN 13: 9780330466578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raven Black Book Review:

Introducing Inspector Jimmy Perez A remote community with a killer in their midst . . . On New Year’s Day Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The body is found close to the home of a lonely outcast and local suspicion falls firmly on him. But when Inspector Jimmy Perez insists on broadening the search for suspects, a veil of distrust and fear is thrown over the entire community. As the case develops Perez finds himself peering deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05
ISBN 10: 0553521489
ISBN 13: 9780553521481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Corners Book Review:

"There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend, Callie, never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after. But Tessa still has questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette--to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie's dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only, the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer--and this time, it won't be so easy to run away."--Page [4] cover.

White Nights

White Nights
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0230714633
ISBN 13: 9780230714632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Nights Book Review:

The second Shetland novel When the sun never sets it brings to light deadly secrets On Shetland the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day Detective Jimmy Perez finds his body in a fisherman’s hut. Initially it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide, yet this is no desperate act and is instead the work of a cold and calculating killer. As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of a small community. Then another body is found. Perez knows he must find the killer before another death occurs. But it is midsummer, an unsettling time when the sun never really sets in Shetland and nothing is quite as it seems . . . White Nights is the second book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.