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For vicar's wife Dorothea Cassidy, Thursdays were special. Every week she would look forward to the one day she could call her own. But one Thursday in June was to be more special than any other....

As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea's last hours. He soon discovers that she had taken on a number of deserving cases - a lonely old woman, a disturbed adolescent, a compulsive gambler, a single mother with a violent boyfriend - and even her close family have their secrets. It is not until a second body is discovered that Ramsay starts to understand how Dorothea lived - and why she died.

©1982 Anne Cleeves (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Ann
  • 18-03-19

Gripping to the end

This kept me on my toes right to the end wondering who and why; every time I thought I know who it turned out it couldn’t be. Highly recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.

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  • Sarah J
  • 03-02-18

Fabulous book

Another fantastic book by a talented author. The twists and turns of a simple investigation, just focusing on one day, are well crafted into an enthralling discovery of the victims movement and of course the identification of the murderer....hooked until the end!

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  • Esmor
  • 07-11-20

A good listen

A good, well thought out yarn by an early Ms Cleeves. Much better than expected.

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  • moira nelson
  • 09-06-20

the usual high standard for Ann Cleeves a corker !

thoroughly enjoyed this book I love the Vera character and this looks like another winner

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  • david mark bennie
  • 03-06-20

Good performance

Good narration, good story. A series I'm sure to collect. Characters all very believable.

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  • Bee
  • 12-12-17

Unlikely plot

After listening to a rather intense, exhausting memoir full of drugs and mental illness I needed something undemanding and this was it.