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The Lewis Man : Disturbing the Past can Destroy the Present - Peter May

The Lewis Man

Disturbing the Past can Destroy the Present

By: Peter May

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Published: 1st February 2012
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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. The Lewis Man is the follow-up to The Blackhouse, which was an international bestseller in both hardback and paperback. It is the second novel in the Lewis trilogy.

About the Author

Peter May has over 1,000 television credits to his name, and is the author of fifteen novels, including two series: The Enzo Files and The China Thrillers. He is also the only Westerner to become an honorary member of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.

'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 Times. 'well worth reading' The Sunday Times. 'as good as its superb predecessor, The Blackhouse ... this is not only a good mystery, but also a moving and evocative portrayal of a place where the unforgiving weather is matched only by the church's harsh patronage' Guardian. 'The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action' The Sunday Telegraph. 'The book is gritty in a fine way ... a delight: bringing people and place alive in equal measure' Shots Mag. 'a hymn in praise of the beauties of the islands and miseries of their weather' Scotsman. 'as gripping as its predecessor ... well written, rendering almost visible the Hebridean landscapes, seascapes and customs' Literary Review. 'The Lewis Man, Peter May's sequel to last year's bestseller The Blackhouse is even more impressive than its predecessor' Big Issue Scotland. 'An exciting, page-turning thriller' Press Association. 'May skilfully combines pathos and the themes of identity, lost love and family ties to create an exciting, page turning thriller' Sheffield Star. 'May's thriller is gripping, atmospheric and educational' Mail on Sunday. 'a page-turning thriller' Norwich Evening News. 'Not only was this book a really good thriller, it also shed light on the trials of living with dementia and the effects on both the sufferer and their family' Stirling Observer.

ISBN: 9780857382214
ISBN-10: 0857382217
Series: Lewis Trilogy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 373
Published: 1st February 2012
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.446
Edition Number: 1