Wild Fire

A Shetland Island Mystery, Book 8
Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
Series: Shetland Island, Book 8
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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"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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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.

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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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Difficult Families

I like all of the Shetland stories. This one is about two separate and unrelated hangings in a barn of a family who recently moved to the Islands and how the family is received by the community. The first hanging is the former owner of the house who left a suicide note, the second is the local doctor's nanny. Why her?

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One of the best of the Shetland series!

Though the main character terms were familar, there were surprises throughout. This set up the ending to be even more tense.

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The awesome Shetland series.

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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love perez

love the series. always want to stretch the ending. narrator was warm like a cup of tea. thank you for bringing to life such vivid characters

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Best one of the series!

Fun twists & turns, keeps you guessing, & is very satisfying regarding the characters' personal lives