Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Lewis Man by Peter May
Book's back cover:
A MAN WITH NO NAME
An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer
A MAN WITH NO MEMORY
But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child.
A MAN WITH NO CHOICE
When Tormod's family approach Fin MacLeod for help, Fin feels duty bound to solve the mystery
This is the second in a trilogy. I've read several reviews that say they liked it better than the first book. Although I really liked this one too I think I liked the first one better. The body in the peat bog was really interesting and of course the sense of place and atmosphere is wonderful as in all his books. I just liked the wrap up of the first mystery a bit better.
Good characters and relationship growth. Looking forward to peeking in on them in the third book, The Chessmen.
Here's a nice write up on this book in The Scotsman