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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"loved this book excellent ."
It was a delightful story and the author clearly understood the main character .
Listen to three .
The writers understanding of a person with dementia , it as very moving.
it was one of the best books I have listen to for a long time and I enjoyed description of the island .
"Five stars all round!"
I really do adore this trilogy! I have nothing bad to say about any of the books, this one (second in the series) is just like the others, beautifully narrated, excellent story that has a wistful feel as past and present are told in tandem and the island and story is so beautifully described that I can picture every aspect of it. Absolutely stunning read that I couldn't recommend enough.
"Part of a great trilogy"
One of the best - bough as part of the trilogy offer - very enjoyable
Peter Forbes wonderful lilting voice with a beautiful Scottish accent.
Love his voice perfect for the trilogy
Oddly relaxing - great story - beautifully read.
Read the trilogy in order - wonderful
"Excellent and Atmospheric Thriller"
The Lewis Man is up in the top rank, most certainly of the thriller genre.
I loved the setting, and the fact that the book conveys a lot of information about the Isle of Lewis. The plot was very strong.
"Even BETTER than The Blackhouse."
I did not think it could be, but it it was. Both stories were filled with fine character's and came to a logical and exciting climax, but this story's conclusion, in my opinion seemed to grow from the novel in a more organic way. Hard to sound critical of 'The Blackhouse' mind.... The atmosphere of Lewis society, the weather and sense of tragedy in both novels is wonderful.
"Peter May's Lewis"
The story is enthralling. Beautifully written. Amazing style and astonishing similes/metaphors.
The Lewis Man provides amazing insight into the failing ind of an elderly man.
Peter Forbes's performance is as "perfest" as it was in the other novels by May he read.
We never really know people. Not even our closest reatives and friends.
Go h-iontach!/"Excellent" in Gaelic.
As the second part of a trilogy it leaves me eagerly looking forward to following the lives of all those involved in this on going story
Donald John Gillies, his drifting from the present to the past and back again due to his dementia is riveting and could be very real for people with a personal knowledge of this
I've listened to over 50 audio books, Peter Forbes performance as all the character's and using very different realistic accent's is by far the best I've heard
Coming from Scotland I could relate to the story and locations and wanted the story to last longer
Was so taken with this book, I advised my wife to get it for her kindle, we don't have the same taste in books but the story involves many elements that bridge this
"Superb story telling"
In the second book of the Lewis trilogy, The Lewis Man, Peter May's wonderful ability as a real storyteller continues to be revealed. In The Blackhouse we were treated to the fabric of the story being woven through the telling of what happened in Finn's younger years, as seen through the young Finn's eyes, interwoven with present events. In The Lewis Man the past is again interwoven with the events of the present, but this time the past is seen through the recollections of the key character, an old man who is suffering with dementia. This is done beautifully and movingly, but without sentimentality. Some of the passages as seen through the old man's eyes constitute absolutely brilliant storytelling and make for very rewarding listening. I have already purchased the next book in the trilogy, The Chessmen, and am very much looking forward to continuing to enjoy Peter May's enthralling story telling.
"As good as Book 1"
Yes - I loved the story and lisetning to the descriptions about the island.
The fact that it brings in both the past and present
Never give up
Some people were concerned the narrator would not be as good as in Book 1 - he was as good so have no fear.It i as compelling and descriptive and enjoyable as the first book in the series
"What a moving story and a mystery!"
The second story in this trilogy and to my mind perhaps the most powerful has all the deeply visual imagery of the previous novel with a sensitive and deeply moving story line that had me at some moments close to tears and at others full of outrage at the past treatment of vulnerable children. One of the main characters is an elderly Alzheimer's sufferer and it is his memories that must be unravelled to solve the murder of a body long buried and now uncovered.
Alongside the mystery and social commentary there is such a gentle and loving portrayal of Alzheimer's that opened my eyes and deepened my understanding of this dread affliction. It is possible to read each as a stand alone novel but I would recommend reading the trilogy in order as the stories are linked and the characters developed through the three books
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