The Rising Tide by Anne Cleeves @macmillanaudio #audiblebook #audiobook #bookreview


From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetlandseries, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the stunning tenth Vera Stanhope audiobook, The Rising Tide, a powerful story about guilt, betrayal, and the longheld secrets people keep.

“Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”—Louise Penny

For fifty years a group of friends have been meeting regularly for reunions on Holy Island, celebrating the school trip where they met, and the friend that they lost to the rising causeway tide five years later. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding, and whether the events of many years before could have led to murder then, and now . . .

But with the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible . . .

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.


There has been a murder. Vera is called in to investigate. But, it is not as cut and dried as she first thought. The evidence keeps leading her back to a night 50 years ago. The night a group of friends meet for their regular evening on Holy Island. But, someone died that night as well! Can Vera unravel all the deceptions and solve this case?

As most of y’all know, I do not write bad reviews. It is hard work to write a book. So, I try not to damage an author’s hard work based on my opinion. But, this author is just not for me. This is the 3rd book by her that I have read and I am just not a fan.

This story just went on and on. It has quite a few characters and it just seemed to be stuck in the middle for a while and never went anywhere. And for the life of me, I do not know why I did not DNF. I guess, I kept hoping there would be a twist..nope!

The narrator, Janine Birkett, did a good job with what she had to work with. She is probably the reason I completed this book

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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