A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands
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It is a winter day; the air is a crystal-clear blue; the sun spreads golden rays on the land below, and a woman is checking a weather sensors station. In November 2051, a young meteorologist is checking her weather station in the western Scottish Highlands when she comes across a body in a patch of ice in a corrie. 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?
A Winter Grave is not an easy read; the near future is quite bleak so to say, in more than one meaning. His wife committed suicide, and his daughter, Addie, hates him and has not spoken to him for ten years. He has a business purpose and a personal one as the individual who discovered the body is his estranged daughter, Addie. I have always looked forward to a new a new thriller by Peter May and out today 19 January is his new standalone novel A Winter Grave (Riverrun) and based in the Scottish Highlands and there is clear climate warnings through this brilliant and very readable thriller. Most of this gripping, thought-provoking story is set in the near future, almost 30 years from the present, in the Highlands of Scotland.I’m not sure it needed the family backstory (it jumps back in time to tell the story of his wife’s suicide) but it does come together in an exciting climax and satisfying ending. From the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands. From the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands.
He also hopes to reconcile with his estranged daughter and explain a misunderstanding that has caused her hatred. In Scotland the melting ice caps halt the Gulf Stream effect which means it is frequently hit by brutal snow and ice storms. This book is set in 2051 and climate catastrophe has arrived as it has long been predicted it would.In 2014 Entry Island won both the Scottish Crime Novel of the Year and a CWA Dagger as the ITV Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year. There is enough here to keep you really guessing as to what really is going on and who is behind the murders and why. But making their way through the snow and ice, the International Hotel where they were staying, loomed large.
Then, the climbing over of them and the crawling under, all while painstakingly creating a distinctive, remarkably unremarkable, world. Now, in “A Winter Grave,” he gives readers a glimpse into life in 2053 – the good and the bad, the different and the same. There is also the personal background of the characters, and in the end the stories come very neatly together, although not always as the reader would hope. Meanwhile, Brodie has kept to himself the fact that the woman who found the body, the wife of the local bobby, is his estranged daughter.
There are only a few characters involved: Cameron Brodie, his daughter, the journalist, the whistle blower, the pathologist, the policeman and the hotel owner. The plot is compelling and complex; the characters are complicated and authentic; the emotions are intricate and raw.