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    “Knew too that it wasn’t just Mona he wanted to run away from It was everything Back to a place where life had once seemed simple A return to childhood back to the womb How easy it was now to ignore the fact that he had spent most of his

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    We left on the midnight tide diesel engines thudding as we slipped out into the bay from the relative shelter of the harbour facing into the huge swell waves breaking over the bow to pour in foaming rivers across the deck   It seemed no ti

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    Having recently read and enjoyed Peter May’s stand alone book Entry Island I was urged by several of my Goodreads friends to seek out his Lewis Trilogy I also recalled that a former colleague of mine – someone who hardly ever picked up a book of any description – had read this mini series and pronounced

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    This novel is the first of a trilogy – the Lewis Trilogy The Isle of Lewis is the largest island in the outer Hebrides It is 683 suare miles 1770 suare kilometres has a population of less than 20000 and was once part of The Norse Kingdom of Mann and the IslesThe story within this novel is simply amazing and b

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    I loved seeing the island through May's eyes and Fin's memories of growing up there The writing is excellent The murder mystery read like an overlay of an additional story and the explanation at the end was a bit of a letdown That being said I ordered the seuel as soon as finished this one Rounding up 4 stars

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    This book practically read itself it was so good We nearly had no lunch today because I could not find a place in the text where I wanted to stopI loved all the descriptions of the Hebrides somewhere I have not been but would love to see one da

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    The Black House by Peter May is a 2011 uercus publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The Isle of Lewis is a place Fin Macleod thought he would never ha

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    The Blackhouse is the first of a trilogy written by Peter May which won The Barry Award in 2013 Set in the harsh northern region of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland the author masterfully describes the Gaelic culture and terrain so well that you feel you are there Detective Inspector Fin Macleod returns to his childhood home to investigate a murder very similar to one he is working on in Edinburgh The victim is

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    Rating 3 of five but just barelyThe Publisher Says From acclaimed author and television dramatist Peter May comes the first book in the Lewis Trilogy a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland

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    There is something alluring at least for me with crime novels placed on islands especially those far up in the north with bad weather and people that have known each other for generations I mean it wouldn't be th

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The Blackhouse

H police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate But since he himself was raised on Lewis the investigation also represents a journey home and into his pastEach year the island's men perform the hunting of the gugas a savage custom no longer necessary for survival but which they cling to even fiercely in the face of th. This novel is the first of a trilogy the Lewis Trilogy The Isle of Lewis is the largest island in the outer Hebrides It is 683 suare miles 1770 suare kilometres has a population of less than 20000 and was once part of The Norse Kingdom of Mann and the IslesThe story within this novel is simply amazing and beautifully written Heart pounding moments of man against the elements and man against man There is a murder involved which draws our main character CID Fin Macleod back to the island Yet there is so much in this book than a murder mystery it is a family saga and even it is the saga of the inhabitants of a small village on the islandThis book completely swept me up in its spell I have had this trilogy on my eReader for some time and I wonder how it is possible that it took me so long to read it Thank you again to a nudge from GR friend AndrewI simply cannot wait to dive into the second part Cleopatras Daughter the island's men perform Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the hunting of Settlers the gugas a savage custom no longer necessary for survival but which Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, they cling The Sphinx to even fiercely in Tidelands (Fairmile the face of Pretty Lucy Merwyn th. This novel is Strings the first of a Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, trilogy Catch and Release the Lewis Trilogy The Isle of Lewis is Devils Paw (Imp, the largest island in Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the outer Hebrides It is 683 suare miles 1770 suare kilometres has a population of less All Tied Up than 20000 and was once part of The Norse Kingdom of Mann and In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie this novel is simply amazing and beautifully written Heart pounding moments of man against Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the elements and man against man There is a murder involved which draws our main character CID Fin Macleod back 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to Survive by the Team the island Yet Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, there is so much in Washington! (Wagons West, this book Tennessee! (Wagons West, than a murder mystery it is a family saga and even it is Celebration! (Wagons West, the saga of Texas! (Wagons West, the inhabitants of a small village on I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the islandThis book completely swept me up in its spell I have had Revenge ni Miss Piggy this Breakfast Book trilogy on my eReader for some The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade time and I wonder how it is possible Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, that it A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery took me so long Card Concepts to read it Thank you again Schadenfreude to a nudge from GR friend AndrewI simply cannot wait Emotional Victory to dive into Still Life with Woodpecker the second part

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E demands of modern morality For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrificeThe Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision Peter May has crafted a page turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our souls and just how difficult it is to escape the past. The Black House by Peter May is a 2011 uercus publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The Isle of Lewis is a place Fin Macleod thought he would never have to visit again But as fate would have it a murder has been committed on the Isle of Lewis that bears a remarkable similarity to a murder case Fin is working on in Edinburgh So he is told to he must check out this latest murder to see if the crimes could be related Fin gets than he ever bargained for when he returns home for the first time in many years He encounters his first girlfriend his best buddy and floods of memories begin to pour out of his subconscious mind It just so happens that the murdered man was a bully that made life miserable for Fin and his friends Over the years the man only became an adult bully and was not a popular guy There is no shortage of suspects some of whom were old friends of Fin s As the memories of childhood become pronounced and as Fin begins to uncover numerous secrets it looks as though another murder is about to happen and Fin must race against time to prevent itWow What a well woven brilliantly told story with an incredible climax that will leave you gasping for air Fin is a man that is a terrible place in his life when he is assigned this case He has just lost his only son in a terrible accident and as a result his marriage is falling apart Being in this fragile state perhaps made it easier for all those old thoughts and feeling to come to the surface Seeing his first love now married to his best friend when he lived on the Isle and having to interview his old school mates as a part of his job is very awkward and painful but then a bombshell is dropped in his lap which changes Fin s perceptions of things The author did a wonderful job of enlightening the reader about Fin s childhood the death of his parents being raised by his sort of eccentric aunt and various experiences he lived through that might have damaged most of us severely One major shock after another unfolds until the awful terrible truth is finally revealed The race to save a potential victim was incredible suspense and I could hardly bear it I was literally riveted I couldn t stop reading this once I started it The murder mystery and the revelations of Fin s life and all the incredible guilt and bad luck he had was drama at it s finest Fin s low key character held a great deal of pain and sorrow but he was always in control of himself However he felt things much deeply than anyone realizes because for years he has buried much of his life on the Isle in the back of his mind and has never addressed all the things that happened there After having put the reader through so many gut wrenching emotional and suspenseful moments the author somehow manages to give the reader hope for the Fin He does an amazing thing that I felt would go a long ways toward bringing about healing and forgiveness to those who certainly deserved it after all they endured Very well written with characters we could relate to and feel for I also enjoyed reading about the traditions on The Rock and the purpose of the black house The scenery and locations set the stage for tone and atmosphere of the story and it fit perfectly I highly recommend this book to those that enjoy psychological thrillers suspense and mysteries There is some strong language and emotional topics that are difficult to read also there are passages of detailed forensics so be aware this book does have a dark tone This is the first book in a trilogy and I have already placed The Lewis Man in my ueueThis one deserves the top honor 5 stars

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The Isle of Lewis is the most remote harshly beautiful place in Scotland where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God But older pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith the primal yearning for blood and revengeWhen a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburg. We left on the midnight tide diesel engines thudding as we slipped out into the bay from the relative shelter of the harbour facing into the huge swell waves breaking over the bow to pour in foaming rivers across the deck It seemed no time at all until the lights of Ness were swallowed by the night as we yawed and pitched into open seas beyond the Butt of Lewis The last thing to vanish was the comforting flash of the lighthouse on the clifftop at the Butt and when that was gone there was only the ocean Untold stormy miles of it If we missed the rock the next stop would be the ArticThe rock is An Sgeir barely a half mile long and no than a hundred yards across there is no soil or level land just shit covered rock rising straight out of the sea The men on the trawler have come for the Guga a Gaelic name otherwise known as Gannet They are carrying on a tradition that can be traced back hundreds of years once hunted for sustenance they hunt now to maintain a centuries old tradition and of course get a taste of the Guga They face brutal dangerous often lethal conditions on a narrow shit covered rock surrounded by the raging roaring north Atlantic Ocean in order to do soMay s prose is fluid seamlessly moving from past to present as the story unfolds so insanely rich in atmosphere I felt a part of the group on An Sgeir could smell the guano feel the ocean s fury pounding against the rock my hands and feet numb as I clung on for dear life amid the feathers and brouhaha of the teeming threatened Gannet This is a real tradition honoured by the men of the northern tip of the largest of the Western Islands of the Outer Hebrides archipelagos to this very day Fin Macleod grew up on Lewis and eighteen years ago made his first voyage to An Sgeir In the wake of tragic circumstances surrounding that trip Fin has escaped to Edinburgh where he makes a living as a copper investigating homicides But now he is being dispatched back to his boyhood home to investigate the potential connection in a murder disturbingly similar to an Edinburgh homicide So yes this is a crime story but the real cream of this tale lay in Fin s reflections of growing up on the Isle of Lewis and the history he left behind History that has been buried lo these many years but still fuels Fin s nightmares A history from which he will no longer be able to hide You would be well advised to take this trip back home and in time with Fin I promise you will be well rewarded with a gripping chilling atmospheric tale rich in ancient Gaelic culture and history My sincere thanks to Andrew Smith for putting this on my radar Woot45 crazy atmospheric stars cause yeah it is just that good

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  • The Blackhouse
  • Peter May
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  • 12 August 2017
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