Every five years for the past 50 years a small group of friends meet on Holy Island in northern England to eat, drink, catch up and reminisce. When one of them is found hanged in his room, Detective Vera Stanhope takes on the case. Certain it is murder, not suicide, Vera and her small crew delve into this group’s past in order to find the murderer.
I rarely read mysteries, but I always try to read the latest from Ann Cleeves. Like most of her mysteries, The Rising Tide is a good easy read with wonderful descriptions of the English countryside and of Vera, the cranky, overweight fearless, woman who eventually gets the job done.