The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

About the book

Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman, hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide – a verdict Rachael refuses to accept. When another death occurs, a fourth woman enters the picture – the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope . . .

Reviewed by Emsworth Crime Group:

An easy if unmemorable read. Well constructed with an interesting back story but with unsympathetic two dimensional characters. Better than the TV series, but there are better crime authors to try.

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves”

  1. Review by Museum Book Group:
    An interesting portrayal of a rather strange character of an Inspector. The continuity of the story was very broken without a strong thread running through the story. However, it keeps you guessing as to ‘who dunnit’.
    Star rating: ***

  2. Review by Museum Book Group:
    An interesting portrayal of a rather strange character of an Inspector. The continuity of the story was very broken without a strong thread running through the story. However, it keeps you guessing as to ‘who dunnit’.
    Star rating: ***

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