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Publisher's Summary

Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Until a shocking discovery. The owners of a big country house have employed a young ecologist named Patrick to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley.
DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her colleagues. When they look round the attic of the house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds a second body. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths.
As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realises that there may be deadly secrets trapped here....
©2015 Ann Cleeves (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eveline Howells on 10-08-16

the Moth Catchers

Excellent writer Anne Cleaves. Vera Stanhope her main Character is very different . The reader does a fantastic job, with a very difficult accent from Northern England. This is now a TV series and it is very well done.
Can't wait to get into the next book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on 06-03-16

Narrator should be reading children stories.

This is a mystery story, not a light or funny novel. The narrator reads it like a fairy tale, no gravitas at all. It clashes with the scenes being depicted. One gets the impression one is listening in at childs' library afternoon. And yet the words are at odds with the cheerful performance.

In addition few of the main characters are at all likeable; steeped in self - pity and sneering envy. I DON'T recommend this series at all and certainly not read by this narrator..

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2 out of 5 stars
By Bim on 05-14-16

Way too introspective

Original plot, nice twist at the end but very repetitive and (dare I say it), plodding. The characters seem to spend as much time contemplating their navels as trying to solve the crimes. I won't be reading another.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr STEVEN PEARSON on 02-21-16

Brilliant as always....

I really enjoyed all.of the twists and turns in this one. There had to be a link, but it was well hidden until the end.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lyndel on 02-15-16

A Good Listen Here. Loved It

As always I'm never disappointed with the Vera Stanhope series. The Killer was quite hard to pick, in fact the very first time in the hundreds of mystery and thrillers I've read. Enjoyable all the way through. I'm betting no one picks this particular murderer before the end. As I said, Good Listen Here

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3 out of 5 stars
By soo jay on 06-03-18

This narrator lets the book down.

Bring back Charlie Hardwick as narrator. She's much better at the different voices, especially Joe's.

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