Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

books of the month
Search our site
A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass Read the opening extract of the brand new Cathy Glass book before its publication on 22/02/2018

The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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.

If you like Craig Robertson you might also like to read books by Jo Nesbo, Tony Black and Denise Mina.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In the space of four or five books, Craig Robertson has established himself as one of the most adroit practitioners of the crime novel at work today, with an unerring command of narrative, as The Last Refuge reminds us. Those who have read earlier books by Robertson will not be at all surprised to hear with what authority he delivers his cool but involving scenario. The accoutrements may appear to be those of Scandinavian crime fiction, but this is, in fact, something very individual – and readers will find that it is quite unlike most other crime novels they have encountered.
~ Barry Forshaw

Synopsis

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 Faroe Islands, determined to sever all ties with his previous life and make a new start, he is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. But no matter what he changes in his outward life, the debilitating nightmares that haunt him just won't stop. Then the sleepy peace is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the Island: murder. A specialist team of detectives arrives from Denmark to help the local police, who are completely ill-equipped for a manhunt of this scale. But when tensions arise, and the community closes rank to protect its own, outsider Ryan will have to watch his back. But more terrifying than that, why can't he shake the suspicion that the crime could have had something to do with him?

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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

Craig Robertson

More books by Craig Robertson
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

craigrobertsonbooks.co.uk/
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781471127755

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools