An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident.
Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two families whose feud has lasted generations. Surrounded by people he doesn't know, Jimmy finds himself out of his depth.
Then there's another death and Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again...
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A simple start to mayhem!
I will be listening to the story again. We were kept guessing right up until the final moments to see who was the culprit!
The scenery, vividly painted, of the places where the action took place.
The range of interesting characters together with their motives and prejudges.
The reader, Gordon Griffin adds colour and humour to every character with effortless ease.
He keeps it going at a comfortable pace and switches between them without missing a beat
be very careful aboout what you wish for!
We are now looking at more of the Shetland series for more vicarious experiences on that island group.