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 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.
Wonderfully descriptive, dark and atmospheric tale, so evocative of those Hebridean isles, spun around the seemingly recent concern with dementia......gripping drama.
"My second Peter May book - equally stunning."
Again superbly written and narrated by the Two Peters.
Wonderful characters and settings.
I won't give too much away, but the first person characterisation of the father with dementia, is moving beyond words, but in a way that complements the narrative.
A master storyteller at his best.
"class and intrigue"
for some rwason this seems a more classy book than the Chinese thrillers. Just as enjoyable but more slowly paced and a Scottish reticence about revealing too much of the characters.
well vnarrated and performed . Couldnt stop reading/ lustening.Will get more.
"loving these books"
I've listened to four of Peter May's books now and each has kept me wanting more. I'll be on to another of his straight away. Brilliant narration every time so far
I stumbled on this the second in the Lewis Trilogy and thought I'd give it a go. I have now purchased books 1 and 3 as I so loved this story. It is a stand alone so I was not confused in any way but I am now eager to start on the first book. A thoroughly good read.
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