Coffin Road

Coffin Road

Book - 2016
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A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. He is physically shaken, borderline hypothermic, and overwhelmed by fear and uncertainty. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named The Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from across the border in Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. Though, having grown used to a quiet and predictable routine, he does not know whether he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father. Two years on from the pioneering scientist's disappearance, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her, regardless of the extreme pressure placed on him by his research.
Publisher: London, Quercus,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781784293123
9781784293093
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm.

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Brendenplace
Sep 12, 2017

This is the best thriller I have read in a long time.
Fast paced, great characters, interesting and intelligent plot.
Loved the scenery , storms, and terrific writing .
( you can tell that May was a script writer for TV )
I am now a big Peter May Fan - Can't wait to read some of his others.

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Sep 01, 2017

A fascinating look at a current problem with a great deal of suspense and lots of twists. Well worth the read.

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Jewettc
May 06, 2017

Excellent read with characters carefully interwoven into a plausible story. The book reads quickly with lots of clues and the feeling that solving the mystery is just beyond the reach of the reader. The last 50 pages has a tension familiar to those who read DeMille's Plum Island.
The back-story is realistic, both the issue and those who wish it were not an issue. Enjoyed the setting of the Hebrides, and would like to read more from Peter May.

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SARAH L. THRING
Feb 28, 2017

His other novels have been fine, but this is a very lazy book. Research into the decline of bees slapped in where needed. Ridiculous police procedures, and characters who do nothing but carry on at a high rate of hysteria.

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coroboreefarm
Jan 16, 2017

Peter May has again crafted a taut, suspenseful thriller set on the wild and windswept Outer Hebrides, this time on the Isle of Harris. Twisty plot turns and seemingly unconnected mysteries characterize this novel of corporate intrigue, old unsolved riddles, a man washed up on a lonely shore with no memory of his previous existence, and an angry young woman looking for her father. Add the eco theme of vanishing honey bees, and you have an interesting and irresistible read. As always, Peter May's descriptions of the rocky, desolate landscape, seas and horizons of the remote islands are cinematic in nature and this book reads very much like a television program or movie.

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bfowler
Nov 14, 2016

Nice suspense on the windswept, lonely coast of the Outer Hebrides.

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jazpur
Aug 21, 2016

Peter May is a master story-teller in the Scots tradition.He has a way with words. Starting with the premise what if? This is scary stuff indeed and, unfortunately, a very possible scenario.He knows his Islands and his Islanders.I am a fan.

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Blabbermouth
Jun 27, 2016

I don't know how people can find this a believable story. It is my 1st Peter May book & also my last. I certainly haven't become a fan of his.

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