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The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May - Book 2 - The Lewis Man
on 12 January 2017
The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May
I came across this trilogy quite by accident - but I am glad I did! I had finished the excellent ‘Shetland’ series by Ann Cleeves and was looking round for something similar when a friend recommended these books. As soon as I’d read the first one, I was hooked – and wanted to go and visit Lewis as much as I had wanted to visit Shetland! The books give an insight into island life and how it has changed over the years with frequent flash backs to the past life of our central character Fin Macleod.
This is the second book in the series – the Lewis Man. Fin Macleod has left the police and returned to live in his native Lewis – in a tent while he rebuilds his parent’s abandoned home. An old body is found in a local peat bog and Fin ends up helping a local policeman he has befriended to investigate. DNA testing reveals the body to be someone related to a local farmer Tormod Macdonald. But, Tormod has no known family and by now suffers from dementia.
This is a rich and complex tale as we continue the flashbacks to Fin’s childhood and his sweetheart Marsaili. Will their relationship rekindle? It’s a real mystery and fascinating.
Like the first in the series, this book is really worth the read and again, I couldn’t put it down. Now for ‘The Chessmen’ – the last in the series – I can’t wait…….