I found this review highly interesting, sounds like a great read – enjoy!
They say that reading is the cheapest form of travel. In this case it was a wonderful trip. “The Blackhouse” by Peter May is the first in a trilogy of novels set on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. The setting was a major factor in the story and the author’s skillful writing transports the reader to Lewis with it’s rich culture and long history.
However, let us not forget that this is a murder mystery. The protagonist, Fin Macleod was born and brought up on Lewis. He is now a policeman working out of Edinburgh. Fin is very vulnerable as he is in mourning for his broken marriage and for his young son who perished in a hit-and-run. When a murder occurs on Lewis that resembles one that he is working on – his superiors send him to Lewis to aid in the investigation. Fin has not…
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