The Heron's Cry: Exclusive Edition - Two Rivers (Paperback)Ann Cleeves (author)
Faced with a mysterious case which could have repercussions on his own family, Detective Matthew Venn must tread carefully as he investigates the murder of a man killed with a shard of glass in the second instalment of Cleeves’s Two Rivers series.
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The Heron's Cry is the second novel in Ann Cleeves' Two Rivers following her Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Call.
North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder - Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter Eve is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken vases.
Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved though to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.
Then another body is found - killed in a similar way. Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home ...
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
'Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter' - David Baldacci on The Long Call
'Had me hooked - a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story' - The Times on The Long Call
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“Another enjoyable series develops.”
Very skilfully plotted book by this accomplished author. Matthew, her newest protagonist is a complex character with an unusual upbringing. As this story unfolds we learn more about his childhood and see how that... More
The second Matthew venn book is another good one. The writing is as ever very good and Ann's grasp of character is excellent. Venn is an interesting creation and I like the team around him. Jen in particular is... More
“A solid crime thriller, but not Ann Cleeves' best detectives”
I have read and enjoyed many other books by Ann Cleeves in her Vera and Shetland series, but Matthew Venn was new to me.
This is the second book in this series, and while it displays the author’s usual skill in... More
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