This is one of those "can't put it down" types of books. I do like the way Anne Cleeves writes. Her development of her characters takes you right into her stories. And if you watch the TV series of Vera and like it, you will like this book. I read it over one day and a night. Well, being laid up means I have lots of time to read. "The darkest evening" is a most enjoyable read.
Here is a link to a good interview with the author.