fiction crime mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

391 pages | first published 2008


The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award-winning Raven Black. In this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed b...
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mysterious 100%
dark 50%
tense 41%
reflective 25%
challenging 16%
emotional 16%
sad 16%
adventurous 8%


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fast 27%
slow 18%

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