Helena, her husband Daniel, and their two children didn't have the
easiest start in their new house on Shetland. After they moved in the
previous owner hanged himself in the barn, and the local community is
not so welcoming. Helena has started to receive small drawings of a
gallows with a hanged man. Then, their son makes a horrifying
discovery out in the barn.
With WILD FIRE, book eight in
the Shetland Island series is
Ann Cleeves now ending the series. So, it was with bittersweet
emotions that I read the very last book. I have loved following Jimmy
Perez through cases and I have also loved reading about Shetland. Ann
Cleeves has really made me feel like I've been to Shetland thanks to her
books. So, I want to say thank you, Ann, for these eight books. It's been
WILD FIRE is a fitting end to a
series. It's a strong book with a sad case. Willow Reeves and Jimmy
Perez have to work through some personal stuff while at the same time
try to find out the truth about a young girl's death. It's not an easy
case, but slowly the truth is revealed which leads to a powerful and
heartbreaking conclusion. I always enjoy investigations that pretty
much start with nothing and slowly gets it footing as more and more
truths are revealed. Jimmy, Sandy, and Willow are a great team, despite
some friction between Jimmy and Willow. I will miss them all!
The book ended in a way that made me feel both satisfied and at the
same time a bit sad. It has been a great journey and I recommend this
series warmly to readers of crime novels. Lucky you all who have yet
read this book or have all eight to read.
The betrayal of those closest burns most of all . .
Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the
remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a
But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn
beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband
spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the
family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy
Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his
boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and
confronting their complex relationship.
With families fracturing and long-hidden lies emerging,
Jimmy faces the most disturbing case of his career.