The Dark Isle

The Dark Isle

3.75 (179 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sam grew up in the shadow of the secret state. Her father was an undercover agent, full of tall stories about tradecraft and traitors. Then he died, killed in the line of duty.

Now Sam has travelled to Hoy, in Orkney, to piece together the puzzle of her father's past. Haunted by echoes of childhood holidays, Sam is sure the truth lies buried here, somewhere.

What she finds is a tiny island of dramatic skies, swooping birds, rugged sea stacks and just four hundred people. An island remote enough to shelter someone who doesn't want to be found. An island small enough to keep a secret...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 35.56mm | 580.6g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786690543
  • 9781786690548
  • 3,534,961

Review quote

'The climax to the superb trilogy [...] is a great finale to what has been a beautifully written series, with superb storytelling, clever and convoluted plotting, and a wonderful sense of time and place' * Crime Review * 'This is a book to be savoured, like a fine wine' * Shots Magazine * 'Another great addition to this beautifully written series, and I would recommend all three books heartily. Great storytelling, pitch perfect plotting, and a wonderful sense of time and place. Highly recommended' * Raven Crime Reads * Great characters... Carson shows how everyone has both good and bad sides to them, a great insight to human nature and how people react when pushed to extremes, a great read for sitting on the beach or by the pool' * Books, Books, Books * 'An intelligently written, highly suspenseful and wholly engrossing read, The Dark Isle is a stunning thriller I highly recommend!' * Bookish Jottings * I loved this book!... Sam Coyle is a magnificent character and is phenomenally written. The dynamics between her and the other characters, particularly Anna, were fantastic' * Rambling Lisa's Book Reviews * I absolutely loved the writing, the concept of this book and the main character... [Coyle's] emotional journey is quite mesmerizing to read. The grief is just heartbreaking but she is determined and moves ahead on her quest' * A Booklion's Hideaway *
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About Clare Carson

Clare Carson is an anthropologist and works in international development, specialising in human rights. Her father was an undercover policeman in the 1970s.
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Rating details

179 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 28% (50)
4 35% (62)
3 26% (46)
2 8% (15)
1 3% (6)
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