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Good story, but has the author actually ever been toScotland?
on 19 February 2014
I enjoyed this book, although I did have the feeling that the author may have never actually been to Scotland. The Gaelic phrases, I don't know about, as I don't speak the language. However, the references of Aviemore being just a short distance from Fort William? I suppose on a map they don't look that far apart, but driving distance? At least 1 1/2 to 2 hours. But on the whole it was close enough and it was a work of fiction - I would have thought maybe using made up towns/villages might have been better than using real ones, but getting it slightly wrong. The Aviemore/Fort William thing is just one of several things that were almost right, but not quite. However, I just read that the author originally wrote in German, so maybe these little niggles came about due to translation?
I liked the characters and the plot and have bought the next book in the series and will look for more books by this author. I liked it!