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Saturday, 2 July 2011
by Peter May
A MURDER: 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. A SECRET: 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.
This novel is richly textured with mono and polychrome narratives in an innovative style that places it in a genre all of its own. The writing is exceptional, almost hypnotic in places and will run you the full gamut of your emotions. Be prepared for 'The Blackhouse' to play on your mind long after you put it down each day.
There is an inspiring video about the author's journey with this book here.
Reviewed by D J Kirkby
D J Kirkby is a registered midwife, mother, wife, and writer.
She is the author of 'Without Alice'.
You can find D J's website here. Follow her on Twitter here, and view a video preview of 'Without Alice' here.