An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.
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"Even better than The Blackhouse!"
After finishing The Blackhouse (which I loved), I couldn't wait to start on The Lewis Man, and certainly wasn't disappointed. I was worried that the different narrator would spoil the continuity, but if anything he was even better, and really caught the character of the old man, Tormoid McDonald. Superb narration by Peter Forbes of a carefully crafted story, with the same characters from The Blackhouse and a real feel of the Hebridean islands. Brilliant listen, and one of my favourite audible books so far. Can't wait to listen to the the next one!
"Slow burner but worth it"
I love a detective novel but this is a bit different. Thought it was going a bit slowly at first but it was necessary to build up the characters. I was gripped by the end!
"The Lewis Man - great book"
The Lewis Man - great book , love the way the writer goes back and forth in time.
Book made all the more enjoyable by the narrator
"Not so much a detective story"
I have read and listened to better books. Not such a detective story more the difficult situation of Alzheimer patients.
As usual all impeccably performed
No afraid not
"Great story, extremely well read"
All five star apart from the swearing - is it really necessary? Poetic descriptions and characters with depth.
"An earthy tale"
I enjoyed this story in particular the evocative descriptions of both the Hebridean Isles and dementia. It was an interesting style jumping between stories present and past. My only criticism is that all the action came at the conclusion and leaving a little too much to take forward to the next book. I truly admire the range of accents produced by Peter Forbes and hope he continues reading these books for us.
Follow up to the Black House. Great story. Great narration. Same characters again . Another murder mystery story with so much more. Life on the Islands and then some. Religious hypocrisy and bigotry. Vengeance, honour, stupidity and the plain old hardships of life and the trials of getting old. Really worth the credit
loved this story. The treatment of dementia was intriguing. and sensitively done. great book really enjoyed it..only one more in this series now and then I'll be be bereft!
Not sure really, it is a very sad story, I only listened to 2 hrs of it and couldn't listen any more. Too dreary, sorry.
Probably not my sort of thing.
would give it a try
Yes . . . . . but only after a while as this book was so good it will stay in my memory for some time to come.
Tormid McDonald - The portrayal of an old man with alzheimers is amazing.
This is perhaps the best audio book I have ever listened to.
Peter May's writing is outstanding with such accurate and atmospheric descriptions it places you right on the spot. You can easily visualise the landscape and the weather of the islands.
Peter Forbes reading is perfect for this book, his diction is clear and precise, his accents and the voicing of the characters are extremely well done.
I will certainly be purchasing the rest of this series of books.
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