I am currently reading my first Ann Cleeves novel. I love the PBS show Vera which is based on one of Ann Cleeves’ book series. This book, Raven Black, is the first book in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island series. Have you read any of her books or watched the TV series?
Here’s the first paragraph:
Twenty past one in the morning on New Year’s Day. Magnus knew the time because of the fat clock, his mother’s clock, which squatted on the shelf over the fire. In the corner the raven in the wicker cage muttered on the shelf over the fire. In the corner the raven in the wicker cage muttered and croaked in its sleep. Magnus waited. The room was prepared for visitors, the fire banked with peat and on the table a bottle of whisky and the ginger cake he’d bought in Safeway’s the last time he was on Lerwick. He could feel himself dozing bur he didn’t want to go to bed in case someone should call at the house. If there was a light at the window someone might comer full of laughter and drams and stories. For eight years nobody had visited to wish him happy new year, but still he waited just in case.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
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