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Coffin Road

Written by: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. 

A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why. 

A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father’s suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret. 

Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. 

©2016 Peter May (P)2016 Quercus Editions Ltd.

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could not put down

loved all of the book. The suspense, interesting about the bees! It was a page turner

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Coffin Road

What a fabulous descriptive story, I felt like I was actually in Scotland. I will be looking for more books by Peter May.

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Fantastic storytelling

Really gripping. So glad I took a chance on this. Loved the Scotland locale, science and interesting people. Great twists

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Why did neither Karen, nor her mother recognize neal in the road by her house?

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Convoluted

Interesting premise, but the storyline was just too convoluted for me. Yes, it worked in terms of making it impossible to guess what might happen next, and who the characters really were. The story and main characters never really grabbed me though. I wasn't left to mull over the lessons or revelations or human relationships afterwards.

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  • anthony
  • 2019-09-18

predictable

the story line about the bees was interesting, however the premise was contrived and unremarkable