Author(s): Peter May
THE SPELL-BINDING SECOND NOVEL IN PETER MAY'S INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING LEWIS TRILOGY'
"HAUNTING." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
"STUNNING." --LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)
"MAY IS SUPERB." --THE TORONTO STAR
Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage.
His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden.
'In mood and texture, Peter May's novels [...] are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes' The Times. 'as good as its superb predecessor, The Blackhouse' Guardian. 'The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action' The Sunday Telegraph.
Peter May was an award-winning journalist at the age of just twenty-one. He left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series and accruing more than 1,000 television credits. Peter now lives in France where he focuses on writing novels.