The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 18/02/2021
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DCI Vera Stanhope returns in The Darkest Evening, the ninth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves' enduringly popular series.

Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly.

But the snow is so heavy, she becomes disoriented and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat.

Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in.

Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child's mother, and if so, what happened to her?

A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant Vera novel to savour.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509889556
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 298g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 28 mm

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The Darkest Evening
Great addition to the series
General bit first, more about the book itself in the second paragraph. I've come late to these books. No plots will be given away here. These are very imp... READ MORE
Book collector
The Darkest Evening
vera returns
The latest Vera Stanhope novel is up to the usual standard. All the other reviews say it all. My favourite characters are back and Vera is in fine form d... READ MORE
Suzanne Hitchin
The Darkest Evening
Vera's the Best
Unputdownable. The latest Vera may well be the best one of the lot. Ann Cleeves is such a good writer that the pace just cracks along with all the other ... READ MORE
Clive Hollin
The Darkest Evening
Anne Cleeve
Always enjoy her books, Shetland and the Vera series are always a good read.
Lyn Greenhall
The Darkest Evening
Twists and turns
The Darkest Evening is a very atmospheric read with twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the final chapter. This is one of my favourite Vera St... READ MORE
Judy Odom
The Darkest Evening
Crime mystery set in Northumberland
Northumberland at Christmas. Vera is driving her battered Land Rover when she comes across a car that has been run off the road. A small child is still ins... READ MORE
The Darkest Evening
Thrilling Mystery
I had selfish reasons for reading "The Darkest Evening". I am a huge "Vera" fan (on Britbox), however I have never read one of Ann Cleeves books. I was cur... READ MORE
Jonann S.