The Long Call (by Ann Cleeves) … a delightful mystery

This was an interesting book and I enjoyed the mystery presented. The main character, Matthew Venn, who is a police detective, is insecure in his abilities to solve a crime. However, his tenacity and determination to determine who is responsible for the murder are encouraging.

While the story is rather slow moving, it does keep giving you peaks into the lives of the various characters and has you guessing how their lives are enmeshed and what you don’t know about them. The way the author deals with the characters who have been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome was handled delicately. You were cheering on these ladies and ached for the trials they experienced.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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