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The Lewis Man
The Lewis Man: The Lewis Trilogy | Peter May
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Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."
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Tove_Reads
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I know there are a few more fighting for my title (I‘m tired, brain doesn‘t work properly), but the tagged one and Follett‘s Kingsbridge are for sure amongst the very, very best!

GlassAsDiamonds Kushiels Dart trilogy by Jacqueline Carey 1mo
Klou The Hunger Games 1mo
readingjedi The Lord of the Rings. His Dark Materials. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. 1mo
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Susanita
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Although this is part of the Fin McLeod series, he's not really the main character. Instead it's an old man who doesn't recognize his own daughter but can vividly remember many of the details of his rather crappy childhood: clandestine adventures that often led to disaster, a nasty headmaster, a harrowing #voyage to the lower Hebrides...

Luckily, our voyage there was more tranquil, albeit a little gloomy. #letstraveljuly

brit91 Beautiful picture! 4mo
Susanita @brit91 Thank you! The scenery through this passage was stunning, and my little point and shoot barely does it justice. The ship's photographer even took a break from trying to sell cheesy portraits to the passengers, and he grabbed his camera and ran out to the deck to take many pictures. 4mo
Crazeedi So eerily beautiful! 4mo
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Cathy_J
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Enjoyed this one as much (if not more) than the first book. A great read with so much interesting information about the history and landscape of the Outer Hebrides. Becoming a big fan of Peter May ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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TrishB
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Finished this one on the plane . A good 2nd one in this trilogy, intrigued to see what happens in the third. Nearly finished a second one but tiredness defeated me! Need sleep......
#seriesread

TheSpineView 💜 8mo
Caroline2 Oh good to know this is a pick! I‘m looking forward to reading he rest of this trilogy! Is it as good as the first book?? 🤔 8mo
TrishB @Caroline2 different really! Focuses on the family story again. I‘m probably going to read the third on the plane home. 8mo
Caroline2 Hmm, interesting! 🤔 8mo
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Tove_Reads
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Psyched to start the second book in this trilogy! The first one was goooood!

Tove_Reads The books keeps on babbling about garlic fried rice, and I crave it now... 8mo
Susanita I just started book 1 and love it already. 8mo
Tove_Reads @Susanita It is brilliant, isn‘t it? 8mo
andrew61 Great series, still vividly remember the bird culling scenes on the distant island. 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Traveling to London tonight so I‘m carefully selecting my vacation stack. This is what I have planned. I like easy, gripping reads for vacation. I feel like I‘ve pared my selections down nicely. 😄

JenReadsAlot Have a great time! 9mo
BarbaraBB Have a good trip and a wonderful time. You‘re travelling with the whole family again? 😘 9mo
squirrelbrain Have a great trip! 9mo
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DivineDiana Fantastic! Wishing you much frivolity! 9mo
youneverarrived Have a great time 😘 9mo
TG789 Obsessed with sister wives! 🤣 I didn‘t even know they had a book! 9mo
LeahBergen Put half of those back on your shelf. You KNOW you‘re going to buy at least 10 books on this trip. 😂😂😂 Have a wonderful holiday!! 😘😘 9mo
Velvetfur Here's an early welcome to London! (I live about half an hour away, just outside London) I wish you a pleasant journey here, wherever you're coming from, and I agree with the above connect that you will buy books when you're here so you don't need to take that many, hahaha! 9mo
Velvetfur *comment* not *connect* 😂 9mo
Gissy Love that☕️❤️Attractive picture for readers😍 9mo
Kalalalatja Safe travels! 9mo
CarolynM I'm so envious. London is my favourite place in the world. I hope you will post lots of pictures. Safe travels and enjoy! 9mo
Reviewsbylola Yes, my sisters and parents. Husband is staying home with the kids. 😄 @BarbaraBB 9mo
britt_brooke Go easy in Persephone. Just kidding. Have a great trip!! 9mo
Reviewsbylola My bag is for sure going to be overweight so I‘m already concerned. 😂 @britt_brooke 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m super curious about this book 👉🏾 9mo
Megabooks I‘m glad to see you‘re having a great time!! 9mo
wordzie So 😎❤ 8mo
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DeborahSmall
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Just starting the second book in The Lewis Trilogy. The Black House was Julys #whodunnituk pick and I absolutely loved it.
Just found this quote at start of the book, I love Philip Larkin ❤️

LeahBergen I‘ve had The Black House for ages. 🙄 1y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen it was so good! X 1y
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Monica5
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Been busy, but I finally finished this book. I liked it more than the Blackhouse. On to the last in the trilogy, The Chess Men.

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Monica5
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Starting this one this evening. Enjoyed the first in the series, The Blackhouse.

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Stellina
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A beautifully atmospheric mystery set in the Outer Hebrides, The Lewis Man is the second book in a trilogy by Peter May. If you've read the Ann Cleeve series of Shetland books, this is similar.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Really very good. Loved the landscape, and the story was very clever. A touch disappointed in the ending, but only a touch.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Waves as riderless white horses. Love it.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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As much as I can fit into one pic of my haul from Clunes Booktown. Annual book club weekend away. Lucky to live so close to somewhere that has a Booktown!

Victoria_Clyne Missed being there this year. 2y
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Oblomov26
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Second book in this series. Finn has quit the police force and returned to live on Lewis and is drawn into a mystery involving his former love Marsaili, whose father in the throes of dementia is identified as a close relative of a murder victim. The issue being that he is an only child of dead parents. Again not so much a mystery as a brilliant look at human nature and what we keep hidden from those we love. This series keeps getting better.

Cathythoughts Stunning picture 💫 2y
Oblomov26 @Cathythoughts not mine unfortunately- but the location were the pivotal action occurs in this story 2y
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Reecaspieces
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#audiowalk #24in48 #ginger #readathon getting my walk in before the rain.

VanChocStrawberry Such a great idea!! 2y
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avgeyer
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Guys. This series is so good. This story is partly told through the memories of one of the main characters, who has severe dementia, which just added to the haunting nature of the story. This series takes place on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland- the way the location is described just sets up this story perfectly. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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avgeyer
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Currently reading!

If you haven't read Peter May yet, what are you waiting for?! The first book in this series, "The Blackhouse," was fantastic.

Velvetsun Love this series. 3y
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slhbooks
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Thought I'd just pop in to Half Price Books after work today and take a quick peek at the Clearance section. Just couldn't resist. Again.
#bookhaul

EvieBee That clearance section is so addictive. I miss those trips so much! 3y
booksbythecup Let me know when you plan to read miracle at St Anna....maybe we can buddy read it in a few months 🙌🏽 3y
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StellaDz
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With this book, Peter May is officially cemented as my new favourite author. Categorized as a mystery, The Lewis Man is so much more. It truly shows that it's not necessarily the story, but the delivery that is important. The mystery is secondary. Primarily, May focuses on family, the choices we make, and the difficulty in looking to our past and facing those choices. Amazing author and trilogy. Can't wait to get the last one!

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Jenni_Capps Great review! I'm sold on it. 3y
StellaDz @Jenni_Capps yay!! And thank you so much! This is the second book in the trilogy. The first one is called The Blackhouse. Sooo good!! (edited) 3y
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StellaDz
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I took a short break from reading and this was Ciara's face when I caught her licking my book. Apparently she's enjoying The Lewis Man as much as I am, just in a different fashion... #currentlyreading

DebinHawaii 🐶❤️ 3y
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StellaDz
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The next book on my TBR! Fell in love with this trilogy, and this is only the second novel. I'm already collecting May books wherever I see them. He's on par with Rankin. #currentlyreading

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amrsprout
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I love this series. I want to travel to Scotland now!

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rdkate
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Ok, love this series! Great characters, story, setting...just eating it up...and not doing anything else...any other murder mystery series I should read?

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AnnieErickson
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Another audio book done. Can I just say I love Audible? My mom has been a member for years and has an amazing library. I have discovered many a good book through her picks. Thanks Mom! Now I need to read the next one and book a vacation to Scotland.