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Too Good To Be True (Quick Reads)

Ann Cleeves

Reading level: Level 1, Level 2

Featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the bestselling Shetland series.

When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident.

But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case.

The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it – but needs proof.

Anna had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez, this suggests not suicide, but murder…

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  • 9781509806119
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Reader Reviews

The story was a bit sad, but good. Sometimes is surprising what jealous can do with people.

01 June 2017

I really enjoyed this book. It is my first quick read. I loved being able to finish a good book quickly, as time to sit down and commit to a book is difficult.
The book was so easy to get into and it kept me hooked.
I will defiantly be reading more Ann Cleeves.

20 January 2017

This was my introduction to Ann Cleeves and I’m now addicted. Great timing as both Shetland and Vera are on our TV screens. She packs so much into this short book and keeps you guessing to the last.

02 February 2016

This was the best book I have read for a few months. It was interesting and no problems reading any words.

27 May 2016