Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Coffin Road by Peter May

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

She looks more closely. "Oh, yeah. Bealach Eorabhat."And somehow I know she gets the pronunciation of the Gaelic all wrong. "The coffin road. Jon and I walked the whole circuit last spring."
This week I am reading Coffin Road by Peter May. This mystery/thriller was released in October. Here is the description from Amazon:
In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, award-winning author Peter May spins a tale about three disparate cases that may or may not be linked...

On the remote Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and completely disoriented. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing a desolate, ancient path called the Coffin Road. With a sense of dread and no clear idea what lies at the other end, he knows he must follow the trail if he has any hope of discovering his identity.

Meanwhile, homicide detective George Gunn makes the rough ocean crossing to a remote, sea-battered lighthouse on a rock in the northern Atlantic, twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides, to investigate a brutal murder. Despite its isolation, the tiny island has seen its share of tragedy: more than a century earlier, three lighthouse keepers disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. And now there is a new tragedy, and Gunn must figure out what happened.

At the same time, a teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that her father would willingly abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that suicide had nothing to do with it.


  1. I like the sound of this one, Kathy - and an interesting approach with the three apparently separate stories that, presumably, will be interlinked in due course. And I've just noticed your inset - 'On TBR Mountain' lol - I've got one of those, too:). Thank you for visiting earlier and have a great Christmas:).

  2. I love a Scotland setting. This sounds really interesting, Kathy. I think I'd like it. Thanks for sharing your teaser with us today! Have a great holiday!

  3. I think I've seen something about this one before and can't help wondering where the road got its name. A bit off-putting but I liked the teaser, so . . . maybe. Here's my link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1oY

  4. Sounds fascinating! I love the setting, and the title and cover immediately grabbed me. You've given me another book to add to my TBR list.
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  5. Ooh another intriguing one! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  6. I brought this one home too and look forward to reading it.

  7. Sounds interesting, and I like the idea of three stories that come together to form a whole!

  8. I really liked this! I need to write about it. :)


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