The Sleeping and the Dead

Ann Cleeves

3.85 based on 44 ratings & 6 reviews on Goodreads.com
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12 September 2013
9781447241294
400 pages
Synopsis

The Sleeping and the Dead is a tense psychological crime thriller from CWA Gold Dagger award-winning writer, Ann Cleeves.

Detective Peter Porteous is called to Cranwell Lake where the body of a teenager has been discovered. After trawling through the missing persons files, he deduces that the corpse is Michael Grey, an enigmatic and secretive young man who was reported missing by his foster parents in 1972.

For country prison officer Hannah Morton it is the shock of her life. Michael had been her boyfriend, and she had been with him the night he disappeared. The news report that a body has been found brings back dreaded and long buried memories from her past . . .

Cleeves again excels in her sense of place in this cleverly plotted psychological thriller.

The Times

A suspenseful crime story that puts Ms Cleeves in the Rendell class.

Peterborough Evening Telegraph