The Lewis Man

The Second book in the Lewis trilogy by Peter May

Synopsis: An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald – now an elderly man suffering from dementia – has always claimed to be an only child. When Tormod’s family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.

I was so much happier with how this one was written compared to the first one. It was descriptive enough to get the story to come to life, but it wasn’t nearly as wordy and over explained as the first book was! So there was much improvement in that department.

It wasn’t super mysterious, I feel like the few parts that were clearly supposed to be ‘shocking twists’, you could see coming from chapters away. However the story was still intriguing and interesting to read. I was hooked the entire time.

The style of this one was kind of the same as the last one, there’s a lot of flashbacks that make the story progress. Which I don’t mind, but once again my complaint about this is that it would flip between younger flashbacks and older ones and you never really knew what date or timeline you were in during those flashbacks.

It’s the second book of the series, so I’m starting to really get invested in these characters and their stories and their struggles. I really hope things work out for them.. I don’t have a good feeling about things working out for them, but they’ve been through quite a bit. I’m hoping they’re happy and find closure at the end, I guess I’ll have to read the third book to see how it ends. It’s a pretty good series so far! I’m enjoying it.

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