Ann Cleeves - The Rising Tide

Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime.  They return every five years to celebrate their friendship and to remember the friend they lost at the first reunion.  Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in.  Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding.  With the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible.

Ann Cleeves is the author of more than 35 critically acclaimed novels, some set in North Devon.  In 2017 she was awarded the highest honour in crime writing – the Crime Writers Association Historical Diamond Dagger.  Ann is also a patron of the Appledore Book Festival.

Interviewing Ann is festival patron, broadcaster and presenter, Judi Spiers. Judi is best known for presenting Pebble Mill in the late 80s and early 90s.  She also had her own morning show on BBC Radio Devon for many years.

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