A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

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A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

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It’s not just the weather that provides the chills in ‘A Winter Grave’ - this is a remote Scottish Highland village, cut off by extreme weather conditions, no means of communication, a killer that clearly knows the landscape, and uses it to his advantage, a rollercoaster of emotions for Brodie and Addie, lots of twists and turns, utter fear at times, and a completely gripping storyline. A Winter Grave is set in the Scotland of 2051 where the effects of climate change we've been warned about have become a reality. The trilogy has won several French literature awards, including one of the world's largest adjudicated readers awards, the Prix Cezam. Just as mobile phones present a problem for thriller writing in the present day, the imagined leaps in communication technology in 2050s Scotland could have made a nonsense of some of the most gripping passages here. What he’d been doing on a mountain top is a mystery, as those who knew him said he wasn’t an experienced hill walker at all.

From the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands. His backstory slowly emerges as he reveals it to his daughter and it is extremely poignant and heartfelt.Venturing out into a particularly violent storm, Brodie witnesses the extreme weather conditions for himself. Peter May is a multi-award-winning novelist, and his prolific output in the crime genre has seen him sell over two million books in the UK alone, as well as attracting considerable admiration overseas. Brodie is a detective sent to investigate the body of a journalist found frozen in the snow in Scotland . It’s 2051 and despite climate activists clear warnings, vast quantities of the planet are now under water with some countries having entirely disappeared resulting in refugees seeking homes wherever there is land. No wild, insanely-laughing and hooting gangs of killers/looters/madmen roaming the ravaged streets, their sole purpose to snuff out the few remaining embers of humanity (I should think the definitive masterpiece, “A Clockwork Orange”, would have sewn all of that up for us, and under a glass-topped coffee table whose “legs” are a naked, plasticized woman)!

Thus, he has to trudge valiantly through waist-high drifts of necessary detail, power through violent, punishing storms of cultural alteration, be constantly assaulted by an insistent hail of “ifs”, then carried away by, and survive, a tsunami of his own creation, made up of both ocean and discovery. Additionally, a lot of aspects of the future are a tad bit ill conceived which pulled me out a little bit of the realism, 11G phones?She takes a selfie which captures her, the tunnel and, to her horror, a mans body entirely encased in the ice.

Cameron is uniquely intelligent, heartbreakingly empathetic and must use Herculean focus to even hear anything above the ticking of the clock he has become. The Blackhouse was published in English by the award-winning Quercus (a relatively young publishing house which did not exist when the book was first presented to British publishers). Detective Inspector Cameron Brodie has a lot on his mind when asked to volunteer to travel to the West Highlands to investigate a body found in the ice, to establish whether a crime had been committed.

He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels. Also I never ended up caring for any of the characters, which made the book's powerful moments less impactful. Pathologist Dr Sita Roy joined Cameron on their journey, arriving in the middle of a ferocious ice storm. Set almost 30 years into the future with a futuristic, automated "helicopter" controlled by the robotic "Eve", and with many other technological devices, plus the devastating effects of climate change, I found Cameron to be a great character. A Winter Grave is not an easy read; the near future is quite bleak so to say, in more than one meaning.

In this uniquely strange, bold and true new world that Peter May has created, there are MIRIAD thrills, humor, horror, satisfaction and WONDER. The dead man is investigative reporter, George Younger who has been missing for three months after going missing on a supposed walking holiday. A young meteorologist checking a mountain top weather station in Kinlochleven discovers the body of a missing man entombed in ice. Now Brodie is investigating a mysterious murder but soon he is going to have his hands full with another. Younger was no walker making his discovery on a mountain-top near the Highland village of Kinlochleven unexplainable.In this standalone novel, Cameron Brodie, a cop has just been handed a bad prognosis from his doctor. But why, they both wonder, was a journalist with no hill-walking experience take the difficult trail up to a high peak?



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