Entry Island

Entry Island

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IF YOU FLEE FATE...When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. FATE WILL FIND YOU...But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 48mm | 839.99g
  • Riverrun
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782062203
  • 9781782062202
  • 149,469

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Powerful and authentic. * Scotland on Sunday * Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday * Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization. -- Barry Forshaw * Independent * May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships. * Sunday Times * A wonderfully complex book. -- Peter James, on Entry Island Lyrical, empathetic and moving. -- Alex Gray One of the best regarded crime series of recent years. * Independent, on the Lewis trilogy * Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times * A true pleasure to read. * Guardian * Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah Praise for Peter May:

He is a terrific writer doing something different. -- Mark Billingham
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About Peter May

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels. He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.
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4,034 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (1,648)
3 22% (876)
2 4% (164)
1 1% (55)

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Stunning Canadian Murder Mystery Peter May has used and interesting use of Scottish history of the Highland Clearances of the nineteenth century on modern day murder in Canada. The blend of the historic and the modern at first seem unrelated but as the story builds one is able to see the story coming full circle and that an historic promise of forebears is finally delivered by an investigating detective to the wife of the victim. Who committed the murder? Well you will have to read the book to find that out yourself and there is a wonderful twist that I had not seen coming when the reveal happens. Detective Sime McKenzie is an English speaking detective in the Montreal Police department and one of those who is completely bilingual, he also happens to be an insomniac. It is not until his captain sends him with a French speaking homicide team to investigate a murder on Entry Island the only English speaking island amongst an archipelago of French speaking islands that the two competing stories really do start to merge together. For some unknown reason he feels drawn to the murder victims wife Kirsty who he is sure he knows or at least has seen somewhere before. The homicide team really do want to get away from the islands as quickly as they possibly can and it really is through the tenacity of Sime that the murder is solved and the historical and present stories entwine into one. This for a murder mystery book is actually an enchanting read and I never thought I would say that about any crime novel but it is and it is a great read at the same time.show more
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