: Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries ( ): Ann Cleeves: Books. Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet – Kindle edition by Ann Cleeves. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Set in the remote Scottish Shetland Islands, Cleeves’s taut, atmospheric thriller, the first in a new series, will keep readers guessing until the last.

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Lesa Holstine, Lesa’s Book Critiques. Cleeves draws such well defined personalities for each of characters and her attention to detail means that readers never feel short changed with one dimensional stereotypes. If the film is safe we have to let the whole thing go. Not too b,ack and with the narrative voices throughout the story, it kind of didn’t add up. The novel started very well, I enjoyed the different POV and the sense of place was well presented by the different characters.

I wasn’t hugely surprised by the killer, but it made no difference to my love of the book. Inspector Perez moved as though he were under water most of the time. I liked the sense of place in this book. It was an blac read, I didn’t see the ending coming at all. Discuss the degree to which Jimmy, Fran, …more The ideas of acceptance by and the feeling of belonging to the community are major themes in ravrn book.

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Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.

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Magnus is the suspected killer but while I was reading about him, it made me more drawn to his sorry state, rather than hating him. Refresh and try again.

Jimmy feels he’s just an easy target for lazy police ravenn. She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival’s first reader-in-residence and still enjoys working with libraries. Luckily for Jimmy his senior officer, the driven energizer-bunny Inspector Taylor, is wise enough to recognize that Jimmy’s local knowledge is an asset and allows him to have his head. I am looking forward to seeing how this series progresses though, because even after only one book, I am already invested in the lives of Fran and Jimmy.

I found the story to drag on and never really felt any suspense at all. Books by Ann Cleeves.

She’s a bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany. I can’t say that it has a spectacular twist or that it deviates from traditional murder mystery BUT there is something about the writing that I really connected with 4.

Both victims are female. Would Jimmy find a satisfactory solution for this convoluted case? Raven Black has a fantastic sense of location running throughout the novel, not just in ensuring the inhospitable weather conditions fill the pages, but also the traditions and habits of the culture are conveyed.

Suspicions flare and tensions mount. May 09, Hannah rated it did not like it Shelves: Teenagers from time to time feel like they don’t fit into their world. Feb 05, Christine rated it it was amazing.


Raven Black was shortlisted for the Martin Beck award for best translated crime novel in Sweden in Views Read Edit View history. More European crime fiction reviews can be found on the Reviews page.

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We hardly had a grasp of one character before the author roundhoused us with another who, may or may not be, central to the plot.

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves – 4 stars 1 14 Jun 13, Cleeves managed to make that an undesirable option, and in doing so, made it possible for me to hold a very unflattering rafen up to my character. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat There are two facts I must convey to you before reviewing the book.

Magnus Tait did not realise that opening his door to the two young girls would have drastic consequences for him because next day one of the girls were found dead. clreves

Review – Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Suddenly he had company, someone sympathetic, wanting him to talk, listening to him. It was well thought out.

Mar 07, Liz rated it liked it.