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Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture.

But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Première Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with - a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.

With Niamh a prime suspect in the murder, the Parisian police hound her even after she returns to Harris to bury the pitiful remains of her lover and business partner. Amid the grief and struggles that follow, she begins to suspect that things are not what they seem; and when there is an attempt on her life, she becomes convinced that what looked like a terrorist attack on her lover might be something more personal by far....

©2018 Peter May (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"May, the author of the critically acclaimed Lewis trilogy, set in the Outer Hebrides, mixes the rough Hebridean atmosphere with the glitter of Paris in his fourth stand-alone thriller." (Booklist)

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  • Helene
  • Washington Island, WI, United States
  • 06-15-18

Don’t waste your time

What a preposterous plot line! And the book never escapes the shallowness of it. One can’t be kept safe from the banalities, the cliches, and the general disappointment of it.

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  • CM
  • 04-09-18

Another great book from Peter May

I have read a lot of Peter Mays book and really enjoyed this stand alone thriller. The narration was e

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Another page turner.

Peter May does not disappoint. I intended to only listen on my drive to and from work. Turns out I listened any time I have five minutes.

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  • MCRB52
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • 09-17-18

Disappointing

I’m a great admirer of Peter May’s books especially the Lewis Trilogy. But I found this standalone disappointingly cliché-ridden. And the development of the issues around the female characters made me wonder in decade the book was written. Peter Forbes’ narration was, as ever, fantastic.

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Descriptions of the land and sea never disappoint !

Peter May makes the outer Hebrides sound so enticing it’s amazing we readers aren’t all flocking there! And maybe we will. Meanwhile, the story seemed more to me a construct to hold those gorgeous descriptions and a lesson about the famous Harris Tweeds, and that actually didn’t bother me.