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The Blackhouse - Peter May
The Blackhouse
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When a brutal murder on the Isle of Lewis bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past.
When a brutal murder on the Isle of Lewis bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781849163842 (1849163847)
ASIN: 1849163847
Publisher: Quercus
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
5.0 The Blackhouse
There is something alluring (at least for me) with crime novels placed on islands, especially those far up in the north, with bad weather and people that have know each other for generations. I mean it wouldn’t be the same if it would be set on a Caribbean paradise, for instance who would ever wanna...
Steph's Books
Steph's Books rated it
5.0 The Blackhouse
Fin is sent back to his childhood home to investigate whether a murder is linked to one that he is investigating in Edinburgh.Much of the book is spent looking at Fin's childhood and teenage years. At first I didn't understand why, but it was crucial to the story. Beautifully written, very descripti...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Blackhouse
I received an e-copy of The Blackhouse by Peter May from NetGalley. I gave it a four star rating. It is a dark, moody story.A police detective, Fin Macleod has returned from leave because of the accidental death of his son. He's not through grieving & his marriage is on the rocks.His assignment is t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Blackhouse
bookshelves: published-2009, tbr-busting-2014, series, winter-20132014, mystery-thriller, e-book, britain-scotland, gr-library, contemporary, first-in-series, medical-eew, religion, glbt, bullies, bedside, hebridean, zoology, teh-demon-booze, revenge Read from June 19, 2013 to March 05, 2014 Here...
FrancesKR
FrancesKR rated it
On the good side: solid plot, smooth interweaving of the now and then, some really beautiful description, and lovely characterization (one struck me as a bit false, but they didn't matter much to the story, I think).On the down side: I am inclined to be suspicious of stories which unfold a truth (no...
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