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The Lewis Man by Peter May

The Lewis Man

by Peter May

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Liked this second book in the series a bit better than the first one. Subject matter was a bit more to my taste. All the action happens in the last few chapters, so a very, very long setup to start with. Still, the writing is quite brilliant in places, so will continue on to the next and last book of the trilogy. ( )
  Zumbanista | Aug 10, 2017 |
Fin Macleod is back on Isle of Lewis when he learned of the bog body. While he renovated his house, his old girlfriend asked him for help, as her demented father Tormed Macdonald was thrown more or less out of the house and now lives in a nursing home. Fin finds out through the conversations and inquiries who Tormed Macdonald is in reality and what connects him with the bog body. An ancient murder is solved.
This is the second volume of the Lewis Trilogy series. It was gripping and exciting from the first to the last page. ( )
  Ameise1 | May 5, 2017 |
A body is found in the peat bog on the isle of Lewis. The only clue to the body's identity is that he was related to a local farmer. But the local farmer Tormed Macdonald is a man with dementia and he has always claimed to be the only child.

It strange that the hardest reviews to write are actually for the books that I love. It's sometimes so hard to put into words how great a book is that I just want to say read it and you will see why it is so good.

The Lewis Man is such a book, just like the first book in the series; The Blackhouse. There is something so appealing with the story, the characters, the setting and, of course, the writing that I couldn't stop reading the book.

The case in this book is interesting, this is what I can remember the first book I have read when the suspect in a murder case has dementia and what makes the case even tougher is that the suspect is Tormod Macdonald, ex-police Fin Macleod's first loves father. He may not be a police anymore, but he needs to try to find out the truth, even if it would mean hurting his relationship with Marsaili Macdonald.

It was a great read from the beginning to the end. The ending wasn't that intense as in the last book, but it was still very good and I'm looking forward to reading the last book in the trilogy. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Apr 14, 2017 |
Five stars are not enough!! Love these characters. Love the setting and the storyline. Mr. May, I thank you!! ( )
  briellenadyne | Feb 1, 2017 |
Had me guessing all the way. Fin Macleod returns to Isle of Lewis to investigate with George Gunn the murder of a supposed "bog man", who has been thought to be ancient until a tattoo of Elvis is discovered on a forearm; so this is a modern murder--1950s. DNA testing proves the man is a relative of Marsaili's, not the man she has thought her father is not her father, but a relative living under an assumed name. Mr. Macdonald is suspected of the murder. So Fin and George set out to find the perpetrator[s]. Also, who exactly is her father? This leads them to uncover secrets involving the family. A strong point is the characterization.

Highly recommended. ( )
  janerawoof | Jan 23, 2017 |
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A MAN WITH NO NAME. An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. A MAN WITH NO CHOICE. When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.

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A body is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis. The male Caucasian corpse is initially believed by its finders to be over 2000 years old, until they spot the Elvis tattoo on his right arm. The body, it transpires, is not evidence of an ancient ritual killing, but of a murder committed during the latter half of the 20th century.… (more)

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