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Publisher's Summary

"Narrator Kenny Blyth transports listeners to the Shetland Islands with his delightful and easily understood Scots brogue." (AudioFile Magazine on Cold Earth)

Wild Fire is the much-anticipated final audiobook in Ann Cleeves's beloved Shetland Island series, now a major television triumph starring Douglas Henshall.

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 better life. 

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.

©2018 Ann Cleeves (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"In this final book in the Shetland series, Cleeves has woven a compelling story that [narrator Kenny] Blyth delivers masterfully. Those new to the series will quickly pick up on the backstories and may be inspired to listen to the full series." (AudioFile)

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Oh Ann, say it ain't so....<br />

Shetland with Jimmy and company have become wonderfully comfortable friends. It is sad it's ending!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful continuation of this series

Ann Cleeves delivers once again. Love the characters, not sure this book works as a stand alone, best to start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Ann Cleeves is hard to beat

Another wonderful novel buy Ann Cleeves. Her characters are complex and interesting and her stories are highly entertaining. Love all of her books.

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  • J. Moreno
  • Medford, OR United States
  • 09-25-18

The awesome Shetland series.

So sad to hear this is the final book in this series. Live these characters. But a very good ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well drawn & compelling last case...

Understanding this is the last case for Jimmy Perez, I was glad to read this concluding case. Well knit, narrated and a satisfyingly adult conclusion. Am sorry this is the end as these proxy visits to the islands have each been worth the read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

A great mystery thriller, Ann Cleeves is amazing at describing each scene. These characters all seemed so normal. Great imagination and fabulous talent!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another great Shetland adventure

Anne Cleeves does a great job of bringing the Shetland Islands alive once again for the reader. Her characterization of the quirky islanders and beautiful remote scenery is once again a great backdrop for murder and intrigue. I’ve definitely added these remote isles off the coast of Scotland to my “must visit” list. As usual Jimmy Perez is his quiet brooding self in this novel, playing his cards close to the vest and managing to alienate the one woman who might be able to help him move on from Fran. Not a great thing to do when that woman happens to be your boss but fortunately there’s hope for a happy ending. This is supposedly Ms. Cleeves last foray to the islands and Jimmy. While I hope that isn’t true, I’m happy with where the characters ended up.

I definitely give this one 2 thumbs up!

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Brilliant Mystery , Character Study<br />

Superb analysis of small town. Narrator excellent. Accent adds much to draw reader in and allow visualization Story a great puzzle too.

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Wild Fire

First of the series I have read.Have seen all the tv series,boomerang different.Very good though.

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Goodbye Jimmy Perez

I traveled to Scotland this summer partly because the Shetland series Is so compelling - both BBC and print.
I was disappointed, however, in this final installment.
There was suspense in guessing who the killer was but the revelation was a “what’s up with that?” moment for me.
The reader hardly knows the killer’s character. S/he’s a minor figure in the narrative, and most of what we learn is after the confession.
I enjoyed the male-female and parent-child relationships and of course the vivid settings and language.
C’mon Anne, you can do better.

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  • the Shepherdess
  • 09-19-18

Oh Ann, say it ain't so....<br />

Shetland with Jimmy and company have become wonderfully comfortable friends. It is sad it's ending!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 09-08-18

Wonderful continuation of this series

Ann Cleeves delivers once again. Love the characters, not sure this book works as a stand alone, best to start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Angelyn S. Furst
  • LYNN HAVEN, FL, United States
  • 09-29-18

Ann Cleeves is hard to beat

Another wonderful novel buy Ann Cleeves. Her characters are complex and interesting and her stories are highly entertaining. Love all of her books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • J. Moreno
  • Medford, OR United States
  • 09-25-18

The awesome Shetland series.

So sad to hear this is the final book in this series. Live these characters. But a very good ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NE124
  • 09-21-18

Well drawn & compelling last case...

Understanding this is the last case for Jimmy Perez, I was glad to read this concluding case. Well knit, narrated and a satisfyingly adult conclusion. Am sorry this is the end as these proxy visits to the islands have each been worth the read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • AronZ
  • 09-19-18

Excellent!

A great mystery thriller, Ann Cleeves is amazing at describing each scene. These characters all seemed so normal. Great imagination and fabulous talent!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny Lee
  • 11-18-18

Another great Shetland adventure

Anne Cleeves does a great job of bringing the Shetland Islands alive once again for the reader. Her characterization of the quirky islanders and beautiful remote scenery is once again a great backdrop for murder and intrigue. I’ve definitely added these remote isles off the coast of Scotland to my “must visit” list. As usual Jimmy Perez is his quiet brooding self in this novel, playing his cards close to the vest and managing to alienate the one woman who might be able to help him move on from Fran. Not a great thing to do when that woman happens to be your boss but fortunately there’s hope for a happy ending. This is supposedly Ms. Cleeves last foray to the islands and Jimmy. While I hope that isn’t true, I’m happy with where the characters ended up.

I definitely give this one 2 thumbs up!

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  • Fiona Cat
  • AZ
  • 10-29-18

Brilliant Mystery , Character Study<br />

Superb analysis of small town. Narrator excellent. Accent adds much to draw reader in and allow visualization Story a great puzzle too.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon Crawford
  • Oriskany Falls, NY USA
  • 10-27-18

Wild Fire

First of the series I have read.Have seen all the tv series,boomerang different.Very good though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-24-18

Goodbye Jimmy Perez

I traveled to Scotland this summer partly because the Shetland series Is so compelling - both BBC and print.
I was disappointed, however, in this final installment.
There was suspense in guessing who the killer was but the revelation was a “what’s up with that?” moment for me.
The reader hardly knows the killer’s character. S/he’s a minor figure in the narrative, and most of what we learn is after the confession.
I enjoyed the male-female and parent-child relationships and of course the vivid settings and language.
C’mon Anne, you can do better.