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The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse

A brutal killing has taken place on Scotland’s most remote island. Detective Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past.

But something lurks beneath the close-knit, God-fearing façade of the Lewis community. Something primal. As Fin investigates, old secrets are unearthed, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

The 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 soul, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 15th December 2011

Price: £17.99

ISBN-13: 9781780873800

Reviews

'An outstanding page-turning murder mystery' Irish Independent.
Irish Independent
'A gripping novel ... Impressive writing and a clammy, claustrophobic atmosphere' The Times.
The Times
A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable
Mail on Sunday
A wonderfully complex book
Peter James, on Entry Island
The Lewis Man shone like a bright star out of this year's book lists. Lyrical, empathetic and moving
Alex Gray
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
Sohpie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling
Kate Mosse
Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence
Guardian
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth
New York Times
Instantly struck by the beauty of the descriptions of the wild island terrain as well as by the roundedness and complexity of the characterisations
The Times
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
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought
Irish Times
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending
Tangled Web
Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed
The Good Book Guide