Ann Cleeves – The Heron’s Cry. Ann Cleeves talks about her latest book set in North DevonEvent Website
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. It’s not long since Matthew’s returned to North Devon with Jonathan, after 20 years estranged from his deeply religious family, now he finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home . . .
This is the second in the Two rivers series set in North Devon followed by the number one bestseller The Long Call, now in production for ITV drama. Copies of the book will be available by special arrangement before the official publication date of the 2 September and are included in the price of the ticket