Book Recommendation: Thin Air by Ann Cleeves

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Book Recommendation: Thin Air by Ann Cleeves


Thin Air (2014) is thriller volume number six in the Shetland Island series featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez by international bestselling English crime writer Ann Cleeves. Dolores and I have enjoyed this series and recommend these novels for your reading list. I do suggest reading them in order of publication. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her many books.


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A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It reads like a suicide note, saying she'll never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Her interest in the legend of the ghost had seemed unhealthy - obsessive, even - to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than there first appears.

Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill - many years later - to protect?



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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Roy... at this point I'm beginning to feel like I'd have to take half a year off from work just to plow through all of Ann Cleeves' books!

Feb 13, 2020 03:38 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, agree with Nina, looks like you have lots of books to read, and could never keep up with you.   It is a good time to read, lots of snow outside! 

Feb 13, 2020 07:26 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We're traveling today and I will be reading. Thanks for another Cleeves suggestion, Roy. 

Feb 13, 2020 07:32 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I wish we were traveling somewhere, so many books on my list thanks to you. Cheers, A

Feb 13, 2020 11:28 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There is no question about it, Roy.  You are the swiftest reader I've encountered!

Feb 13, 2020 03:37 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated. 

Feb 14, 2020 04:20 AM #9
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