“And you are telling me,” said Gil Cunningham, “that David Drummond vanished away forty years ago and is now returned, seemingly not a day older?” “That’s about the sum of it,” agreed Sir William Stewart.
In Sir William’s remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later, no older – and if he isn’t Davie Drummond, who is he? And then he suffers a succession of near-fatal ‘accidents’. Could there be a connection with four other local singers who have vanished, one of them with political information of value to Scotland’s enemies?
Gil and his wife Alys have been sent into Perthshire to investigate. Gil’s pursuit of the missing singers leads him to a vision of the Devil and the reappearance of an old adversary, while Alys finds herself drawn deeply into the affairs of the Drummond family, particularly the mysterious Davie.
©2013 Pat McIntosh (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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"Lilting Scottish tale"
A finely woven story with threads of different significance,building a delightful picture of life in Scotland in the late 1600's. The lilting accents of highland Scots brings it to life.
"many characters to keep track of."
longer book with more characters to keep track of as gil and alys investigates the reappearance of davie and a murder.
enjoyed the book but thought the ending was a bit far far-fetched due to a gender scenario which has been used in other books I have listened to. it didn't add anything to the story and spoiled the book for me
in every series there always seems to be one book that isn't as good as the rest hopefully this is not the start of a decline as I have bought the rest of the series.
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