Out on 29 August 2024
Book cover for The Dark Wives

The Dark Wives



29 August 2024
711 minutes
Imprint: Macmillan


Like Rendell and James before her, like McDermid and Rankin today, Ann Cleeves is one of our secret chroniclers, charting – under cover of a series of expertly plotted and mesmerising crime novels – how we live now
A thoroughly engrossing thriller
Cleeves’s Northumberland novels are strong on atmosphere, combining old-fashioned detective work with a modern take on class
Who doesn’t love ‘large and shabby’ Vera Stanhope, the blunt detective in Ann Cleeves’s Northumberland police procedurals? She is already one of the genre immortals. Cleeves delivers some choice Vera moments in The Darkest Evening