The Long Call

The Long Call

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

A PEOPLE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF FALL 2019

The Long Call from Ann Cleeves--bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows--introduces the first in a gripping new series, told with deep compassion and searing insight.

"In Matthew Venn, Ann has created a complex, daring, subtle character." --Louise Penny

Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter.--David Baldacci

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father's funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.

Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he'd left behind.

Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: 07/28/2020
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781250204455

About the Author

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television series--Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn--both of which are watched and loved in the United States.

Shetland and Vera are available on BritBox in the United States. An adaptation of The Long Call, the first book in her Two Rivers series, will premiere on BritBox in 2022.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the United Kingdom.