This week I'm featuring a book by Ann Cleeves called Raven Black. I normally profile books that I find on my bookstore shelves which I haven't yet read, but this time I'm going to focus on one that I have read. I was reminded of it as I looked through the shelves for something different. This isn't different, but it is good and even better - it's the first book in a series called The Shetland Quartet. I can't wait to read the next one - White Nights. From author's website, the description of Raven Black reads:
'It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of colour on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour, Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance.
The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community.
For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.'
I very much enjoyed Raven Black. There were lots of twists and turns and I was completely surprised at the ending. For fans of the mystery genre, this is a great read!