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Summary

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. Then Vera spots ligature marks around the victim’s throat.... 

Vera revels being back in charge of an investigation again, working with Sergeant Joe Ashworth to find a motive. While Joe struggles to reconcile his home life with the demands of the case, death has never made Vera feel so alive. The duo investigates the victim’s past and discovers a shocking case, involving a young child. Probing the secretive community, they try to stop a killer in the present who can’t seem to let go of the past.

©2011 Ann Cleeves (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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loved it!!

loved this book, I mean it's Vera who doesn't love Vera! cracking book ready for the next one now!

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Another good yarn

Although Janine Birkett is an excellent overall narrator she cannot do other voices 'for love nor money' and should stop attempting anyone other than Vera Stanhope. However Cleves' stories are always intriguing enough for me to put up with peculiar narration and I enjoyed this one too.

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Another good one

Really enjoyed this one. Had a couple of inklings of where the plot was going but couldn’t quite grasp it until near the end. Really enjoying these books.

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brilliant

love Anne Ckeves her books are so. real .really enjoy listening to Jannien .Her voice is amazing

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Always a great story from Ann Cleeves

Love the Vera series. Would love even more if it was narrated by the TV cast of the series.

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loved the story hated the narrator

the accents were excruciating and I nearly stopped listening several times. not sure I can put myself thru that again even for a good story.

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Had me hooked

First Ann Cleeves book I have listened to. I enjoyed the TV series so thought I would give this a try. The story was captivating and I intended to only listen to it when I was traveling but instead listened at every available opportunity. Will look forward to my next Ann Cleeves book.

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I love the Vera novels but struggled to get into this one for the main reason I didn’t really care about any of the characters and had difficulty remembering who was who at times. Also the setting was uninspiring compared to some of the other books. However, that being said it’s an ok listen with all the bits you expect from Vera.

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Vera at her best.

Loved it. Keeps you guessing until the end . And poor Joe. Great relationship they have.