"RICHLY WRITTEN." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
"VIBRANT DETAILS." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"NO ONE CAN CREATE A MORE ELOQUENTLY WRITTEN SUSPENSE NOVEL THAN PETER MAY." --NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
A stunning standalone thriller from Peter May that alternates between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris.
When a killer strikes a pair of fabric entrepreneurs, is the motive money or something far more personal?
Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small company that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed--a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture.
But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. When Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with, Ruairidh storms off and gets into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car explodes in a ball of flame.
With Niamh a prime suspect in the murder, she begins to suspect that things are not what they seem; and when there is an attempt on her life, she becomes convinced that what looked like a terrorist attack on her lover might be something more personal by far . . .
Longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award
"May, the author of the critically acclaimed Lewis trilogy, set in the Outer Hebrides, mixes the rough Hebridean atmosphere with the glitter of Paris in his fourth stand-alone thriller."
"Vibrant details of the weaving trade, the Gaelic language, and Hebrides culture."
"Richly written . . . May's sense of place is as good as it gets."
"A story of love, revenge, dysfunctional families, overwhelming grief, and the feeling of helplessness that it causes, set against the background of the Hebrides...No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May. His prose evokes a setting that is almost mystical in its untamed beauty."
—D.R. Meredith, New York Journal of Books
Praise for Peter May
"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
Praise for Coffin Road
"May's lyrical prose brings full color to the scenery, and the narrative intrigues from start to finish."
—Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)
"May keeps the stories clear and the pace fast."—Booklist (Starred Review)
"May evokes his native Scotland as ruggedly dangerous, his well-drawn characters equally so."—Publishers Weekly