I’ll Keep You Safe
Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh’s affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft.
Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder – and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh.
As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs.
Another evocative read by Peter May. Peter is a skilful wordsmith, his ability to paint a country side (in this instance two very different landscapes- Paris and The Isle of Lewis) is worthy of applause; majestic, brooding, isolated, stormy, threatening, deadly V frenetic, busy, trendy, deadly. (I think Peter’s writing influenced my sister in laws choice of recent holiday destinations – Scotland and the Orkneys and Paris made it on to her itinerary.)
Another great read, Peter May does not disappoint.
Peter May hasn’t disappointed me yet. My two favorite novels of his so far are ‘The Blackhouse’ and ‘Entry Island’.
He is brilliant in creating a sense of place.