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The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson

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We’ve had three excellent novels from this author all featuring a Glaswegian police photographer, Tony Winter. Now Robertson moves on to new ground, a dark, atmospheric tale set in the Faroe Islands and starring John Callum, a school teacher with a secret he is running away from. He is welcomed into the close-knit community, gets a job on a fish farm, rents an old shack, gets close to a girl (the minister’s daughter) and does a lot of drinking. Then murder is committed and he is a natural suspect. But there are other strangers on the island. How Callum, with help from the girl, gets to the bottom of all that is going on is thrilling. The whole thing is good, the complex characters, the plot, the setting and the conclusion. Highly recommended.

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The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson

You can run from your past but you can never hide from yourself… When John Callum arrives on the wild and desolate Faroe Islands, he vows to sever all ties with his previous life. He desperately wants to make a new start, and is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. But still, the terrifying, debilitating nightmares just won't stop. Then the solitude is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the islands: murder. A specialist team of detectives arrives from Denmark to help the local police, who seem completely ill-equipped for an investigation of this scale. But as tensions rise, and the community closes rank to protect its own, John has to watch his back. But far more disquieting than that, John's nightmares have taken an even more disturbing turn, and he can't be certain about the one thing he needs to know above all else. Whether he is the killer…

About the Author

During his 20-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent Prime Ministers; attended major stories including 9/11, Dunblane, the Omagh bombing and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann; beenwas pilloried on breakfast television, beat Oprah Winfrey to a major scoop, spent time on Death Row in the USA and dispensed polio drops in the backstreets of India. His debut novel, RANDOM, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger and was a Sunday Times bestseller

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30th November 1999


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