Linghams Events

SOLD OUT EXTRA date added Ann Cleeves in conversation Friday 15th March Doors open 12.30

What to expect

17/03/2024 1:00 pm

Due to popular demand an extra date has been added for our event with Ann Cleeves and RNLI fund raiser where a portion of the ticked will be donated.  This event is at the same venue Hope Church, Hoylake.

1pm start, doors open 12.30. Refreshments to purchase on the day.

The sea has inspired countless stories of peril and mystery. Join Ann Cleeves as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest no 1 bestseller, The Raging Storm. Ann will be joined on stage by local RNLI volunteer Chris Williams, sharing real life rescue stories from the Hoylake Lifeboat crew.

This is a fundraising event for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, so a donation will be made to the charity.

There are no designated parking spaces for Hope Church, but there is plenty of street parking nearby. We suggest arriving in good time to avoid issues parking.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

About The Raging Storm:

Detective Matthew Venn returns in The Raging Storm, the next captivating novel in the Two Rivers series from Ann Cleeves, the number one bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland.

When Jem Rosco – sailor, adventurer and local legend – blows into town in the middle of an autumn gale, the residents of Greystone, Devon, are delighted to have a celebrity in their midst. The residents think nothing of it when Rosco disappears again; that’s the sort of man he is.

Until the lifeboat is launched to a hoax call-out during a raging storm and his body is found in a dinghy, anchored off Scully Cove, a place with legends of its own.

This is an uncomfortable case for DI Matthew Venn. He came to the remote village as a child, its community populated by the Barum Brethren that he parted ways with, so when superstition and rumour mix and another body is found in the cove, Matthew soon finds his judgement clouded.

As the stormy winds howl and the village is cut off, Venn and his team start their investigation, little realising their own lives might be in danger…

Venue Information

The Hope Church, Hoylake CH47 4AA


Book and Ticket £16, admission £12.00