"In mood and texture, Peter May's novels, set on the Isle of Lewis, are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes... the plot throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."--Marcel Berlins, The Times
"May is a masterful story-teller. He skillfully combines pathos and the themes of identity, lost love and family ties to create an exciting, page-turning thriller."--Laura Wurzal, The Irish Examiner
"Spell-binding... the book's a delight: bringing people and place alive in equal measure."--Jim Kelly, ShotsMag
"The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action."--Julia Handford, The Sunday Telegraph
"Like all the best crime fiction its interest is not restricted to the investigation... the scenes set in the orphanage in the Dean Village are moving... crime novels may be primarily entertainments, but the best ones always offer something more. Fin's investigation of this long-buried crime forces him to make a reassessment of his own life."--Allan Massie, The Scotsman
A Library Journal "Best Books of the Year" Pick for Mysteries
"May is superb . . . [a] moving and mysterious story."--The Toronto Star
"Haunting . . . The fast-moving investigation sweeps Fin across the starkly beautiful Hebridean landscape into unexpected byways, back into the darker chapters of Scotland's past, as well as his own-and smack into some very present danger."--Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"lives up to the high standard of [The Blackhouse] . . . Stunning."--Library Journal (Starred Review)
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO THE BLACKHOUSE
BOOK TWO IN THE MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY
'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent
A MAN WITH NO NAME
An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer.
A MAN WITH NO MEMORY
But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child.
A MAN WITH NO CHOICE
When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.
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