|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2015|
Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the wind-scoured Hebridean island where he was born and raised, in this sequel to The Blackhouse. Having left behind his wife and his career in Edinburgh, the former detective inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. Then one day the mummified body of a man is discovered in a peat bog, punctured by several stab wounds. The corpse is believed to be more than 2,000 years old—until the police spot the Elvis tattoo on his right arm. The starkly beautiful landscape of the Outer Hebrides is almost a character itself here, and the novel was a finalist for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.