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The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves
The Crow Trap
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An ingenious psychological suspense novel. At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal . . . For team leader Rachael the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a... show more
An ingenious psychological suspense novel. At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal . . .

For team leader Rachael the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide . . .

When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept. Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture - the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope...
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780330540476
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
Series: Vera Stanhope (#1)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
2.0 Dragged Too Much with Very Little Vera
What a drag this book was! I have fallen in love with the tv series starring Brenda Blethyn and I was so excited to start a new mystery series. Now of course I am wondering if I should even bother with the second book in the series, "Telling Tales." As other reviews have noted, Vera doesn't even sho...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 The Crow Trap
Series: Vera Standhope #1 The first Vera Standhope book explores how a suicide may be linked to some subsequent murders and offers a late introduction to Vera herself. Overall I found the book to be quite enjoyable although I found the ending to be a bit of a let down, somehow. I do plan on expl...
Sushicat
Sushicat rated it
4.0 Starting a New Series
This is the first entry in a series new to me. I've read and enjoyed the Shetland series, appreciated the for the characters and the atmospheric setting. The atmospheric setting is delivered here as well as three women spend time in a naturalist house to survey the wildlife - a requirement before th...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope #1
bookshelves: britain-england, mystery-thriller, northumberland, series, film-only, published-1999 Read on January 21, 2012 THE CROW TRAP: blurb - Bella Furness is lured into a barn and murdered. Her body is found by environmentalist Anne Preece, who is researching reasons to prevent a quarry bei...
Lillie Loves to Read
Lillie Loves to Read rated it
3.5 The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
The first book of the Inspector Vera Stanhope mysteries. They've been turned into a tv series that I enjoyed very much. I wanted to see if the books were any good. I started off with the 4th one, Silent Voices, a wonderful mystery. This 1st book is different from Silent Voices in that it doesn't foc...
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