A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

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A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

A Winter Grave: a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

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Ultimately the book which was supposed to be a page turner, ended up being heavy and failed to leave a real impact. A Winter Grave is the latest standalone thriller by prolific author Peter May, and it was intense, gritty, fast-paced and chilling (in both senses of the word! Glasgow detective Cameron Brodie volunteers to attend a crime scene in the mountains where a body has been discovered frozen in the ice. The book opens in the near future, not a huge step forward in time but massive changes have occurred.

What May does with out being preachy, is to get you to focus on the possible outcomes of global warming. A chilling book, perhaps best read in summer as the descriptions bring to life the deep, deep cold of post climate change Scotland. Suffice it to say that this is food for thought, and if you care about the future of the world, this book is essential reading, because it is a stark reminder of what ought to be being considered. Chilling, as well as the location and weather for its setting, is the future portrayed by climate change in this tale of murder, political betrayal, and family estrangement.The body has been identified as missing journalist Charles Younger but now the question is what happened to Mr Younger was it an accident or was it fowl play. While initially these threads may have felt a bit disparate, they came to flow well together for me, filling in aspects of the story as and when needed for the sake of all the characters involved. DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Quercus Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of A Winter Grave by Peter May for review. Most of this gripping, thought-provoking story is set in the near future, almost 30 years from the present, in the Highlands of Scotland. He has received a death sentence of his own, and has something personal he has to get out of the way before he departs this earth for good.

Author Peter May has a knack for taking society’s current situations and extrapolating them to the future. He has just been given a devastating medical prognosis by his doctor and knows the time has come to face his estranged daughter who has made her home in the remote Highland village. Although this is set in 2051, the only thing different about life is some select technology that is very subtle and made me really enjoy that aspect of the book.

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.

In Scotland the melting ice caps halt the Gulf Stream effect which means it is frequently hit by brutal snow and ice storms. In this uniquely strange, bold and true new world that Peter May has created, there are MIRIAD thrills, humor, horror, satisfaction and WONDER.So to what to make of a story that’s such a mix of parts, some that drew me in and others that pushed me away? From the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands. The dead man is investigative reporter, George Younger who has been missing for three months after going missing on a supposed walking holiday. There are some good plot twists that keep you hooked, the pace is fast and there are some Hollywood action movie worthy scenes which give a dystopian feel.

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