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Blaire
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A great start to a series and perfect accompaniment to chores. Set in Devonshire, where everyone knows or thinks they know everyone‘s business, a cold case and a new murder prove that assumption wrong. Can‘t wait to see where this series goes, a lot of good character development set up for future books.

Cathythoughts Oh it‘s great you liked it 👍🏻 👍🏻I‘m enjoying the series ... only at the 2d or 3d book so far 3h
Blaire @Cathythoughts I‘m about to start the second. They‘re all available on hoopla so makes it easy to continue the series on audio. 1h
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bookandbedandtea
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This book starts with one of the saddest paragraphs I have ever read then goes on to introduce the reader to a range of interesting characters and a location that is a character in its own right. The reveals of what exactly happened to the various missing and dead girls was very well set up so even though I didn't really see them coming (⬇️) both reveals made perfect sense. I really liked Jimmy and Fran. I expect I'll be continuing this series.

bookandbedandtea I really expected Catriona's death to have been due to a fall or similar and was surprised by the culprit. In the case of Catherine's murder, I thought the reveal was really well done. I did kinda suspect the culprit but only because I had suspected everyone at one point. 1w
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bookandbedandtea
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Laundry*, NFL playoffs, a good book... Sunday, you're my favorite. (*To be clear, I strongly dislike doing laundry but I enjoy the feeling of satisfaction when it's done)

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bookandbedandtea
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Christinak
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There was the same engine noise and smell of diesel and she had a #new perspective on the landscape around her. There was a joyous sense too that she was playing truant. She was such a kid. #QuotsyJan20

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Susanita
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I‘m cheating a little with this. While it‘s not entirely #setonnewyearsday it does start on New Year‘s Eve (Hogmanay) and continues through January to Up Helly Aa and the burning of a Viking boat.

I was hoping to get back to Scotland on the way to #readingretreat2020 but the logistics of that were making my head explode. So instead I‘ll start this series and also keep watching the show.

#AuldLangReads

RachelO Ha! Sadly the logistics of getting to Scotland and/or North Wales frequently make my head explode, and I‘m starting in the same country! But Ann Cleeves is a great read, regardless. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy New Year 🎊🎆🎈 4w
OriginalCyn620 Happy New Year! 🎉🥳🎊 4w
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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#Poetry is so hit and miss for me but I was glad to hear this #Shetland poet‘s rhythms of weaving English in with the #island #dialect, speaking of identity, wholeness, loss, and change.
Ordered through #blackwells amazing shipping service from the UK 🇬🇧

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Christinak
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Recently even in winter it was full of strangers and cars. In the summer it was worse. Then there were tourists. They cam odd the overnight ferry from Aberdeen, blinking and staring, as if they‘d arrived at a #zoo or different planet, maybe, turning their heads from one direction to another looking all around them. #QuotsyDec19

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Christinak
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‘Her parents are both dead. Her father died when she was still at school. He‘d been convicted of violence against her mother and died in prison. I don‘t know the details. Her mother passed away about a year ago. Cancer. A recurrence of an earlier illness. All very sad. Emma grew up in Orkney and her #brothers are still based there. #QuotsyDec19

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Christinak
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His mind wandered. A week ago the Malcolmsons would have been preparing for the hamefarin‘, the house full of activity and the smell of baking. Friends and family would be turning out to help make bunting and #decorate the hall. Caroline would be in her element directing proceedings. #QuotsyDec19