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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Read this book after finishing The Black House. So pleased to have come across Peter May's books. He writes like no one I've ever read before. looking forward to reading The Chess Men next.
I think this is the best of the Peter May books - the way he captures the mind of someone suffering with dementia is amazing
"Trapped in this narrow corner of the world"
Certainly. It is beautifully written and beautifully read. The trilogy vividly evokes life in a remote part of the country and presents us with densely real characters. It transcends its genre as crime fiction.
The hero Finn McLeod. A complex and ultimately sympathetic person.
He is a superlative storyteller; adept in the Gaelic language; performing a range of character voices with truth and subtlety; bringing the book to life in the most authentic way.
No Man Is an Island.
Highest praise to Peter Forbes.
""The Lewis Man" by Peter May"
A great, inventive story, masterfully written prose and a skilled narrator who really brings the characters to life. Audible perfection.
"A bit different ..."
Twists and turns - some expected but most not - engaging book from start to finish.
"Couldn't stop listening."
enjoyed it from start to finish. I just couldn't stop listening. Now on to the third book.
I loved this book so much! I think it was even better than the Blackhouse. A wonderful story and excellent performance. I can't wait to listen to the chessman!
"A different and richly described setting"
I came to this book knowing absolutely nothing about the Scottish Islands and their culture, for that reason what I enjoyed most here was all the wonderful descriptions of the landscapes and weather etc. The story it mostly great too, although I thought the twists with the identity of the characters and the murder were a little obvious at times.
"Narrator spot on"
Loved this book, very well read by narrator, got the characters down to a T! Really made you think about dementia and how it affects people. Great story line too
"Superb dark mystery"
I love how this story starts out as a regular whodunnit, and then unravels bit by bit to a dark and very touching story of foolish things done in youth, of dementia and finding things that might have been lost forever.
The telling is exquisite, being told from two (or more) people's point of view, and the narrator does a super job!
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a great murder mystery and a great listen!
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