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In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, 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.
Already an international best-seller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."
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By Ann on 12-18-14
Beyond 5 Stars
This is second book in The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May, this book is beyond 5 stars. The narration by Peter Forbes of an elderly alzheimer's patient broke my heart and made me chuckle. Listening to this book was an experience for me and brought back so many memories of my own grandmother who lived with us in her last years.
Mystery, Police Procedure books are my favorite genre and this is well written with a lot of heart. I will be listening to the rest of the series as soon as it is available in the United States...........blasted Geo Restrictions. In the meantime I will listen to what is available by Peter May.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Kevin on 08-15-15
Not a detective story
This book was well-written and well read by the narrator. I wanted so many times to like this book but I just couldn't. This is not a detective story as it turns out. This book was recommended to me based upon my purchase history of many detective stories. This is a story of family and coping with dementia. It reads much like an episode of Downton Abbey and I am not into soap operas. Many like this book but I was looking for something a bit more macho. I know that I am not in the majority but I hope this review is helpful to you.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful