Coffin Road (Hardback)Peter May (author)
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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, AS FEATURED ON SIMON MAYO'S BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB.
The million-selling author of the Lewis trilogy brings murder back to the Outer Hebrides.
A man is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road. He does not know where it will lead him, but filled with dread, fear and uncertainty he knows he must follow it.
A detective crosses rough Atlantic seas to a remote rock twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a sense of foreboding he steps ashore where three lighthouse keepers disappeared more than a century before - a mystery that remains unsolved. But now there is a new mystery - a man found bludgeoned to death on that same rock, and DS George Gunn must find out who did it and why.
A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that others were behind his disappearance.
Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 36 mm
Praise for Peter May:
He is a terrific writer doing something different.-- Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse
A true pleasure to read. * Guardian *
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times *
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years. -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent, on the Lewis trilogy *
Lyrical, empathetic and moving. -- Alex Gray
A wonderfully complex book. -- Peter James, on Entry Island
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships. * Sunday Times *
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization. -- Barry Forshaw * Independent *
Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday *
Powerful and authentic. * Glasgow Sunday Herald *
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feel this is the best peter may book have read so far starts with a man washed up on a hebridean beach not knowing who he is and starts to search who and what he is and has a dark side to this you feel as he starts... More
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