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The Lewis Man | [Peter May]

The Lewis Man

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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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.

©2012 Quercus Publishing PLC (P)2012 Quercus Publishing PLC

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  • Mrs
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Marvellous!"

    After thoroughly enjoying the first two books in this trilogy I had high expectations of The Lewis Man and they were absolutely justified. Terrific book beautifully read which I recommend highly! Definitely worth reading the three books in order!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • melvin
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Great story grows to grip you."

    A slow burner to begin with, not sure where it is going, then with west coast gentleness grabs you to reveal its rich tapestry of damaged lives and violent repercussions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "A stunning book!"

    I thought the Blackhouse was wonderful and wanted more - Lewis Man delivers in spades! Peter May writes beautifully, I really felt I was there with the characters watching as the drama unfolds.The story is both touching and shocking and manages to switch from the present to the past and back again with ease.

    Peter Forbes reads the book beautifully and brings all the characters to life. Again I have come to the end of of a book and I want more please Mr May let Finn and his life continue in future books and let Peter Forbes narrate them all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katharine
    Vielsalm, Belgium
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Another excellent read"

    The writing and narration are both top class. The narrator really brings the words to life with the accents making you feel as if you are really there beside the main character as the story unfolds. This is the second in the series (I somehow managed to read the third first) and is a great follow on from the Blackhouse. Each book can easily be read individually as the stories are all stand alone but there is a nice development of the main characters throughout the books. There is a richness to Peter May's writing which is further enhanced here by the narration (I must say I was disappointed by the narration in samples in books placed in France).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laurence
    Ireland
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "The Lewis Man"

    An atmospheric novel with a compelling story that intrigues on several levels. The central character is revealed only gradually and the reader is torn between the desire to learn his full story or have him solve the mystery which is the main plot. A very good read. I have followed the author and read his subsequent works and not been disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    4/10/13
    Overall
    "Another excellent read"

    Having thoroughly enjoyed Peter May's first Fin McLeod novel I was anxious in case this one proved to be a let down - or possibly just more of the same thing with nothing new. However, I need not have been concerned as The Lewis Man was every bit as good as The Black House. Whilst I am sure that this book could be read on its own, I would recommend that you read The Black House first if you are to get the most out of it. I am now looking forward to getting into The Chess Men, the third in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
    Overall
    "Cant wait for the next one"

    Well read and written story. I would advise reading May's" Black House "first but that should go with out saying as this is the second of a trilogy

    The book is peopled by believable characters The descriptive passages are excellent One can taste the salt in the air. Oh and a great yarn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William Clarke
    Derby, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
    Overall
    "This is one of the best."

    The Lewis Man

    By Peter May.



    This has been one of the best books I have ever read.

    I liked the way the author, handled the subject of Dementia

    It is a taboo, no go area for a lot of people but this was a

    really moving part of the book.

    The Scottish islands have always been some of the few

    places I would liked to have visited,

    but with Peter May's story and the encompassing

    narration, by Peter Forbes, I feel as if I have made the trip.



    Peter Forbes did an excellent job of the narration bringing

    every character to life, I was on the islands with every chapter

    he read.

    I can't wait to read the next book in this trilogy

    I have a very large collection of audio books, and

    the reading of a book, to me as a blind person is very important.



    A bad reading can spoil a very good well written book.



    Roann.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dekka52
    Cheshire
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Absorbing with a great ending!"

    A great follow on to the first in the trilogy it kept me involved right to the end. It really gave me a fascinating insight & understanding of dementia within an exceptional story. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Not a bad yarn"

    I am in two minds about Peter May, he writes quite a good yarn, but there he always makes me feel as though he could have done more with the plot. I was very moved by his portrayal of the old man with altzeimers, he dealt with the subject very well and has either researched it well, or possibly had close dealings with Altzeimers. Very poignant. Perhaps it was the subject matter which made me uncomfortable (getting older, father suffered with it) and so it was a bit close to home maybe. But definately worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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