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The Chessmen - Peter May (G)
John_Little - 16-8-2017 at 08:45

The Chessmen - Peter May (G)

The final book in “The Lewis Trilogy” and I am feeling quite sad and bereft having got to know the characters and their shared history. Although each book does stand alone in the main, there's no doubt in my mind that the greatest benefit from Peter May's wonderful style is to be gained by reading the books in order. The final chapter of this one would make less impact without the context which can only be appreciated by having read The Lewis Man.

I loved these books but it was the style that really got me hooked. I found myself comparing Peter May to Jeffrey Archer. I can hear May fans crying out with incredibility. But Archer does know how to spin a yarn - even if his telling of it holds not a candle to May's talent in that department. But May's stories can let in the draft at times and this one, with the mysterious disappearing pop star, might be the most crocheted of the three.

Having said that, he cast off well and the trilogy - although left with one hanging thread - did resolve nicely. Thankfully, I was wrong about May's back catalogue - although why the printers chose to list only the Lewis trilogy books in the list of books by the same author I don't know. A friend has promised me a few books from his one of his other series so I'm looking forward to those with a greedy appetite for May's descriptive turn of phrase such as “silence settling like down from a duck fight”. Wonderful stuff. Keep 'em coming, Peter.


marymary100 - 16-8-2017 at 16:13

I will download this one too.


marymary100 - 16-8-2017 at 16:22

What I just received from Amazon....spooky


Hello MM,
Amazon.co.uk has new recommendations for you based on items you purchased or told us you own.


The Chessmen (The Lewis Trilogy Book 3)
by Peter May
 
Price: £3.99
 
THE NAIL-BITING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY, FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COFFIN ROAD.
THE NEW START
Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island.
THE OLD FRIEND
This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret.
THE FINAL CHAPTER
But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.