The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse - Peter  May


Synopsis: Isle of Lewis becomes the scene of a brutal murder. It shows similarities to one that occurs in Edinburgh. Could there be a serial killer on the loose? Police detective and Lewis native, Fin Macleod, is sent back to Lewis to investigate the murder. The victim just happens to be someone who bullied Fin when he was a child. While there, he must address his childhood demons to solve this grisly murder.

My rating: 4 Stars

My opinion: I absolutely loved this book that is a first in a trilogy. Mr. May wrote a book that is solidly written with extensive character development and a rich story line partnered with scenery that is masterfully depicted. Furthermore, Mr. May has set up the first book beautifully for the next two in series. I was reminded of an Scottish version of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is one of my favorite books.

Source: Review for Quercus

Would I recommend? : Yes, I already have.

Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Part of Trilogy