The gripping start to the bestselling crime series (Lewis Trilogy Book 1)
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THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ENZO FILES AND THE CHINA THRILLERS
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021
'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.' Independent
'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of Books
PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES
A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith.
Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past.
Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.
As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.
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Television dramatist May's brilliant first in a trilogy set on the Gaelic-speaking Isle of Lewis, northernmost of Scotland's Outer Hebrides, introduces Fin Macleod, a Lewis native and Edinburgh CID detective sergeant. While grieving over the accidental death of his only child, Fin investigates a grisly homicide nearly identical to a previous case in Edinburgh. Back in Macleod's home village of Crobost, first-person flashbacks gradually unveil contradictory episodes of horror and compassion in his youth, counterpointing the third-person account of the present-day murder case. Abundant local color much of it physically and psychologically wrenching, like the islanders' annual culling of seabirds, a primitive rite of passage matches Macleod's tormented emotional landscape. The struggles of such multidimensional characters as Artair, Macleod's boyhood friend, and Marsaili, the girl they both loved and Artair married, add depth. In the acknowledgments, May (Blowback) reveals that he drew much of his inspiration from five years filming on the island.