My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I very much like this series by Ann Cleeves. They are gently written even if they are dealing with murder. They pack a lot of information, back story and background, into easy-to-read and elegant sentences. For me, they are a perfect balance of intrigue and daily life, new characters and familiar ones, facts and secrets, red herrings and clues.
This time we meet a group of young professionals who met one another at university in Durham, most of whom are English, and there is a story of a haunting. I didn’t work out the culprit, nor the motive, but somehow I still felt that I could have. It felt fairly written to me.
In the middle of all this, a sense of hope. Oh, and an insight into the Shetland Islands and contemporary life there, this time on Unst, the most Northerly of the Islands and two ferry rides, 57 miles and two and a half hours from Lerwick.
I’d definitely recommend the series but I would suggest starting from the beginning, Raven Black.