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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"great second book in the trilogy."
thoroughly enjoyed the story.
the part with the old man who has dementia was done really well as it was written from his point of view as well as the people involved with him.
as with the first book peter forbes did an excellent job of performing the story.
looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.
I really like the way the history of the main character is interwoven with the current plot
It's such an easy listen with good narration.
I would suggest reading the series in order as it gives some understanding of the main characters and where they all for in
Tormod Macdonald as performed by Peter Forbes, clearly illustrates the confusion of a man with dementia. He brings out both the child and the old man, weaving the story between present and past.
No specific moment in the book moved me particularly. As this is the third book about Fin Macleod, I was drawn into the mood of the book from the start. Peter May describes The Isle of Lewis and its population, using the present and the past to build the story, weaving between the two.
"Very very enjoyable"
The Lewis Man turned out to be a really gripping story. Really enjoyable story that I really couldn't put down
Some very well portrayed characters. But the young John was a very interesting character
Great insight to the life in an orphanage many years ago. Clearly moulded some very strong personalities
It was pretty emotional at times. You can't fail but feel sorry for some of the lives young children are forced to live.
A great book.
"Gripping and Atmospheric"
This is a beautifully written and involving mystery. The characters are believably flawed and I was drawn into the story from the beginning. The narrator is one of the best I've heard- he makes the events seem very real. It's just a shame that there are only three books in this series.
"Exception crime thriller"
Follow up to the Black House - just brilliant! More focus on the characters. The description of the outer hebrides and the islanders is breathtaking. The story weaves along beautifully, more realistic and believable than the Black House. Fantastically read
"A good story"
I really enjoyed book two in this trilogy. I cannot wait to listen to book three.
"A beautiful, sensitive and wonderful account"
Peter Forbes was superb as the narrator and I loved all his display of accents. I love crimes and thrillers but this was exceptional. The crime was not gratuitous but nevertheless viscious. Somehow the gentleness of the islands, the people, the love affair all took over this tale. The majority of the story is told through the memories of an old man who slips in and out of dementia, causing people to question the truth. I thoroughly recommend this book and am trying to delay devouring the third in the trilogy immediately, by listening to one with very strong antipodean accents!
I would recommend this book to all ... The second in the trilogy and cannot wait to listen to The Chessmen.
I only bought this because it was on offer but I really enjoyed it. The narration was excellent and I enjoyed all the twists and turns of the plot.
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