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Dead Water by Ann Cleeves
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Dead Water

by Ann Cleeves

Series: Shetland (5)

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Good story ( )
  ibkennedy | Sep 25, 2018 |
I love the bits of island life and culture in this series! ( )
  catzkc | Mar 23, 2018 |
A really good writer, but I always seem to find the dénoument a bit unsatisfying. Really liked the new Willow Reeves character. ( )
  Siubhan | Feb 28, 2018 |
A journalist gets murdered and detective Inspector Willow Reeves gets recruited from outside to lead the investigation since inspector Jimmy Perez haven't been himself since his loss in the last book. But it doesn't take a long time before Jimmy joins the investigation...

Ann Cleeves Shetland Island series has oddly become one of my favorite series. Oddly because the first three books were quite ordinary crime/mystery books. But the last book was really good and I have been looking forward to reading this book for some time. And I wasn't disappointed, a good mystery story, Jimmy, and Sandy are back and a new character, Willow Reeves that I came to like quite good. Now I just want to read the next book... ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 14, 2017 |
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When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred. Markham had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. Willow and Jimmy are soon led to the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. It emerges that Markham was chasing a story in his final days.

I liked all the characters and their personal struggles, e.g., Perez depressed and angry, Willow pushing to prove herself being in charge on her first big case. The storyline was interesting as they tried to figure out if the murder was due to new energy development or for personal reasons. In the end, I wasn’t convinced of the killer’s motive for what he did but overall I found this a very enjoyable read. ( )
  gaylebutz | Jul 2, 2017 |
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This is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' "Shetland" series. When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, outside the house of the Fiscal down at the Marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry - for Willow, his local knowledge is invaluable as the close-knit community holds many secrets. Markham - originally a Shetlander but who had made a name for himself in London - had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl, Evie Watt, who is now engaged to a crofter. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland? Willow and Jimmy are soon led to Sullum Voe, the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. In a community where traditional values are held very dear by some, the advent of new energies, even renewables, is not always welcome. It emerges that Markham was chasing a story in his final days. One that must have been - for someone - significant enough to warrant his death...
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"Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface. In Dead Water, a triumphant continuation to her Shetland series, Ann Cleeves cements her place as one of Britain's most successful crime writers. "--… (more)

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