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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 31 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 Jun. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003T7AKCO
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Top Customer Reviews
The setting is so atmospheric. I could really feel the closed in environment of the small island, and the weather, which stopped people getting on and off the island, giving a real sense of claustrophobia. The usual characters are in there, but this time Inspector Jimmy Perez is on his home island of Fair Isle, investigating murders in his usual reserved, yet probing, fashion.
I am so sorry to have come to the end of this series. Like other reviewers, I would love it if we could have more of Jimmy Perez and the Shetlands, but if not then I feel Blue Lightning was a perfect final chapter. These books are highly recommended.
I do hope that Ann Cleeves can be persauded to revisit the Shetlands and Jimmy Perez at some point in the future.
This is a superb series of detective stories which maintains its high standard throughout!
One of the most pronounced and unusual things about the preceding three books was the way in which Jimmy investigated crimes through the network of island associations and rumour. This is abandoned in this book as the only fully defined island characters are Jimmy's parents. The claustrophobia that Cleeves may have been trying for as a trade off didn't really work for me.
The ending is a bit of an anticlimax, with a couple of gratuitous plot twists that left the next 20 pages feeling a bit superfluous. Again, I can see what she might have been aiming for, but it didn't really come off. And its hard to imagine the document referred to would have any legal standing or be acceptable.
Overall, I wish I'd stopped at book number three. I wish the author had as well, as its fairly easy to predict which way the story will go after this - if it returns at all and I'm not sure I trust her any longer to deliver the goods.
I for one would be more than happy if there are some more "Shetland" stories following Inspector Perez's life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have loved all four of these and have the next two in the series. The writing is very good and the story is gripping right to the end, great series, highly recommendedPublished 15 days ago by Liz
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The descriptive language brought the Shetland scenery alive and the characters were so finely drawn and cleverly portrayed that... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book I have read in a very long time......different. Brilliant characters and the scenery can almost be seen. Fantastic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Helen Parkin