Start of a new series by Ann Cleeves

The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series Book 1)

By: Ann Cleeves

Rating: 5 of 5

This is a mystery series set in North Devon, England. The lead detective is Detective Matthew Venn.

The book opens with the discovery of a murder near the home of Detective Venn and his husband. There are no witnesses; however, once the body was discovered, it is only a short time before the identity of the murder victim is uncovered.

That is really just the beginning and as clues unfold, Venn’s husband and his workplace become an integral part of the investigation.

There are so many pieces of the whodunnit and they are juggled so well by the author. Characters are introduced with backstories but it doesn’t slow down the pace of the plot.

It is a great introduction to a new series by this author and I have looking forward to more in the future. I have enjoyed two of her series in the past (Vera and Shetlands) which have both been made into UK television series.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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