The Lewis Man
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. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. When Tormod's family approach Fin... show more
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. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.
Publish date: 2012-09-01
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lewis Trilogy (#2)
The Lewis Man is a murder mystery that also reveals the extreme poverty and sectarianism of the Scottish islands. May describes the scenery and landscape with incredible skill, love and respect, evoking an additional (arguably the most important) character, the main antagonist- the land. While this ...
One of these days I'll learn to look up whether a book is a part of a series before buying it. Not that it mattered in this case because The Lewis Man works very well without knowledge of the previous book. I loved the solid mystery of the story but not as much as I loved the atmosphere that May c...
Book #2, in The Lewis TrilogyThis second episode takes place sometime after the end of “The Blackhouse”. Finn MacLeod has returned to his emotional home on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and plans to restore his parents’ derelict house but before getting to the task, he finds himself embr...
Peter May po raz kolejny zabiera nas na mroczną wyspę Lewis i po raz kolejny jest to wykonane w dobrym stylu. Jest tak samo dobra jak pierwsza. Nadal główną postacią jest Fin MacLeod, teraz już były policjant. Wraca na rodzinną wyspę, gdzie chce odbudować dom, w którym się wychował i był szczęśliwy....
This is a well written tale. The vocabulary used several steps up from the usual especially when memories are being related.You can hear the ocean and the wind and imagine the bleakness of the land.If you saw the characters you could recognise each one by the details of their stature and colouring...
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