Interesting murder mystery set on the island of Lewis in the Hebrides (off of Scotland). A murder has been committed on the island that is very similar to a murder committed in Edinburgh. Fin MacLeod a policeman in Edinburgh is sent to the island to see if the two murders are related and because he is also a native of the Lewis island. As a child, he could only speak Gaelic and there were a group of bully boys who picked on most of the kids. One of the bully boys is the murder victim, so no one really regrets his passing or misses him. Most of the kids on Lewis dream of getting off the island and when Fin returns he has to relive some of his past which he has buried in his present life. Gets a bit bogged down with his teenage life, but the setting is interesting and the story is a bit bleak, like island life. The main highlight of the story and of island life occurs during the annual hunt of the guga. A seabird considered an island delicacy, hunted only once a year on a remote rock and what happens on the rock stays on the rock. Part of the Lewis trilogy by Peter May which includes 1) The Blackhouse, 2) The Lewis Man and 3) The Chessmen.

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