Sunday, 8 July 2018

Review; Coffin Road by Peter May

I ended up reading Coffin Road by Peter May as part of the Cloak and Dagger Mystery Challenge and today I'll post the review of the novel.

Description from Goodreads
The master of crime brings murder back to the Outer Hebrides.

A man is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road. He does not know where it will lead him, but filled with dread, fear and uncertainty he knows he must follow it.


A detective crosses rough Atlantic seas to a remote rock twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a sense of foreboding he steps ashore where three lighthouse keepers disappeared more than a century before - a mystery that remains unsolved. But now there is a new mystery - a man found bludgeoned to death on that same rock, and DS George Gunn must find out who did it and why.


A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would willfully abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that others were behind his disappearance.


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


My Thoughts on the Novel
Considering that I've already read The Blackhouse by Peter May and enjoyed it, I had a hunch I would enjoy Coffin Road as well. I wasn't disappointed to put it that way. It was something about how the stories were linked together and the ending that I really loved. In addition to the fact that the plot takes place in Scotland and the story had a message about the bees made me enjoy it even more.

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