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Coffin Road by Peter May

Coffin Road

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A masterful tale from beginning to end, quite literally unputdownable. If you are a fan of his terrific Lewis trilogy, then you’ll not be disappointed; if anything this is even better. We are still in the Outer Hebrides, now on the Isle of Harris, and still steeped in beauty and history. Here a man loses his memory, a bludgeoned body is found on remote rocks and back in the 19th century three lighthouse keepers disappeared. Linking these mysteries in a scientific discovery that must be kept secret, a mystery based on the drastic loss of bees around the world. There is big money involved and much at stake … terrific stuff, plausible and frightening. He really is very good indeed. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Peter May you might also like to read books by Belinda Bauer, Peter James and Stephen Booth.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our expert opinion, a small number of our Lovereading reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. You can read the full reviews here.

  • Alfred Noble - ‘A book that keeps you turning the pages until the satisfying ending. I strongly urge you to read it.’
  • Suzanne Marsh - ‘A real must buy, must read. Peter May is certainly going from strength to strength with each book that he writes.’
  • Phylippa Smithson - ‘Wow, Peter May has come up with a remarkable thriller – talk about creating a guessing game for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Brilliant.’
  • Sarah Harper - ‘An exceptionally well-written and suspenseful read. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? Highly. And has it inspired me to read more of Peter May’s books? Absolutely!’
  • Jan Kirkcaldy - ‘I literally could not put this book down, devouring it in a couple of days despite having other things I should have been doing.  A compulsive read from the start’
  • Mrs J Harper - 'Peter May deliciously takes us along on this yarn. Beautifully crafted, with plenty of atmosphere, excitement and doubt.'
  • Edel Waugh - This was a gripper! It's such a good mystery that you really do have to keep going to piece it all together and get the satisfaction at the end of finally understanding it all. I really enjoyed this!'
  • Gemma Niven - 'Fantastic writing from Peter May which drew me in from the start. Thrilling and gripping story with lots of twists and turns!'
  • Les Wood - 'A page jumper not a page turner. Overly descriptive and predictable.'
  • Linda Boa - 'One NOT to be missed, with a nail-biting climax that will see you unable to put it down.'
  • Nicola Smith - 'Well-plotted and current storyline with a beautifully described backdrop.'
  • Jillian McFrederick - 'a hard book to put down, plot driven and well written, clever with well developed, credible characters...comes thoroughly recommended, so much so that I am inspired to read other titles by this author.'

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Coffin Road by Peter May

IN THE LATEST SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE BLACKHOUSE, PETER MAY BRINGS MURDER BACK TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES. A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father's suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us.

About the Author

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.

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14th July 2016


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Quercus Publishing


400 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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