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Coffin Road

Coffin Road

**A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER**
**A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK**
**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BLACKHOUSE, CAST IRON AND I’LL KEEP YOU SAFE**

MILLION-SELLING PETER MAY MIXES MURDER, MYSTERY and MEMORY . . . AND MARKS HIS RETURN TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him.

A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father’s suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret.


Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth – and the realisation that ignorance can kill us.

‘A riveting, atmospheric read’ The Times
‘A chilling standalone mystery’ Daily Record
‘Clever, twisty . . . in the mode of Le Carré’s The Constant Gardener’ Guardian

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 14th January 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781784293086

Reviews

Praise for Peter May: 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.
Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling.
Kate Mosse
A true pleasure to read.
Guardian
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth.
New York Times
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.
Boyd Tonkin, Independent, on the Lewis trilogy
Lyrical, empathetic and moving.
Alex Gray
A wonderfully complex book.
Peter James, on Entry Island
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