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Coffin Road

by Peter May

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Coffin Road by Peter May
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2016, 400 pages
    Paperback:
    Nov 2017, 400 pages

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Kate Braithwaite

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Melding environmental issues with a string of interconnected narratives, Coffin Road is another fine addition to Peter May's engaging oeuvre.

From its richly atmospheric opening to its dramatic conclusion, Peter May's Coffin Road is a treat for lovers of crime fiction.

The novel has several players and the first character we encounter is immediately intriguing. On the opening page a man emerges from the sea on the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides (see 'Beyond the Book') but he has no idea where he is or who he is. Worse, he has "a consciousness of something so awful" that he does not want to remember it. There is clearly a major trauma leading to his memory loss, but what is it, and was he involved as a victim, a witness, or was he the perpetrator? Soon this narrator learns from a neighbor that his name is Neal Maclean and he has been living on the Isle of Harris while working on a novel (more about this later).

Neal begins to piece together some facts about himself but each discovery leads to new questions ...

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