A Sunday Times Bestseller
The First Installment in Peter May's Sensational, million-selling Lewis trilogy.
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.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 32 mm
A wonderfully complex book -- Peter James, on Entry Island
The Lewis Man shone like a bright star out of this year's book lists. Lyrical, empathetic and moving -- Alex Gray
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 -- Sohpie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling -- Kate Mosse
Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence * Guardian *
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth * New York Times *
Instantly struck by the beauty of the descriptions of the wild island terrain as well as by the roundedness and complexity of the characterisations * The Times *
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 *
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought * Irish Times *
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending * Tangled Web *
Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed * The Good Book Guide *
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“Great Start To The Series.”
I’m not the biggest of crime readers, generally I dabble in and out, but this is certainly one of the best I have ever read. As soon as I was done with this one I was down to my local Waterstones to buy the next two... More
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