Thorndike Press

The Long Call

  • Ann Cleeves
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  • ISBN-10: 1432870432
  • ISBN-13: 9781432870430
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 536 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2019
  • Simultaneous Publications

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A LibraryReads Pick
An Agatha Award For Best Contemporary Novel Winner
A People Magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Library Journal Best Book of 2019
A St. Louis Post Dispatch Best Book of 2019
One of Aunt Agatha’s Best Books of 2019

The Two Rivers Series (Book 1)

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. When 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, and as deadly secrets are revealed, his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.


Customer Reviews

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies . . . fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the ‘Shetland’ series will find much to love in her new characters and setting.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Cleeves makes good use of Devon local color and populates this subtle, expertly paced mystery with distinctive supporting characters.”

— Publishers Weekly

“As usual with this talented author, the key is relationships, and the murder is an occasion to examine them and then, finally, to expose what rips them apart.”

— Booklist

“Fans missing detective Jimmy Perez (WILD FIRE, 2018, etc.) will find a worthy successor in the equally complex Venn, who presides over an excellent mystery in this series kickoff.”

— Kirkus Reviews