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Author: Ann Cleeves Narrator: Kenny Blyth Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Shetland Island Mysteries Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781427263315
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Ann Cleeves is back with the sixth book in her Shetland series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, whom readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, and Dead Water.

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. But, one of them, Eleanor, disappears—apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

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. Her interest in the ghost had seemed unhealthy—obsessive, even—to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than they first thought.

Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill—many years later—to protect?

Ann Cleeves' striking new novel is a quintessential whodunit with surprises at every turn.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cleeves has an unusually deft hand with characters; not one of them seems purely plot functional, and Perez’s character keeps deepening with each book. The rough islands cresting the Atlantic fit the bleakness of the murders depicted here.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “In Cleeves’ exquisitely plotted sixth Shetland mystery…deftly explores the complicated personal relationships of the principal characters in this atmospheric installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A well-developed police procedural.”

    Library Journal

  • “As a group of old friends travel from London to the Shetland Island for a wedding, Kenny Blyth’s narration offers convincing mannerisms and personalities for each…Blyth’s portrayals of detectives Perez and Reeves are spot-on…A wedding, a ghost, a death, credible suspects, and Kenny Blyth’s performance make the sixth book in Cleeves’ excellent series a whole lot of fun.”


  • Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Novel of the Year

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About the Author

Ann Cleeves writes two series of traditional mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit television series. Her first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing.

About the Narrator

Kenny Blyth earned his acting degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2000. He won the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award in the same year and spent nine months on the radio drama company. He continues to work in radio drama, theater, voice-overs, audiobooks, and television.