The Darkest Evening

 I am not a murder mystery reader, but I must admit that I enjoyed this story.  It was a “requirement” for the “Algonquin Table” book club at Monarch.  Our assignment was to read a book from the British murder genre.  Anyway, this mystery started with Vera Stanhope finding an abandoned car off the road near her estranged family’s estate.  A toddler was inside.  The night was blizzard like.  And then a young woman is found murdered near the car, but on the estate.  Thus begins the mystery.  It kept me guessing till the very end.

Ann Cleeves ….. Ann Cleeves (born 1954) is an English crime-writer. In 2006 she won the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for her novel Raven Black.[1]Cleeves was born in Herefordshire and brought up in north Devon where she attended Barnstaple Grammar School;[2] she studied English at the University of Sussex but dropped out and then took up various jobs including cook at the Fair Isle bird observatory, auxiliary coastguard, probation officer, library outreach worker and child care officer.[3] She lives in Whitley Bay,[1]and is widowed with two daughters.[4]

Good reading or listening!