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

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Most of this gripping, thought-provoking story is set in the near future, almost 30 years from the present, in the Highlands of Scotland. Quando lo metti giù è tutto un po' incredibile (il detective Brodie è dotato di occhialetti che manco James Bond, ma il giornalista Younger stenografa), ma va bene così.

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. He and his best friend Tiny had been friends since they were young and couldn't be closer, always having each other's backs. An immensely satisfying and enjoyable read and it will stay with me for a long time to come, I’m sure.Many parts of the world are underwater or so hot as to be uninhabitable and the world's population is on the move. A good read but I think it was more about me not getting absorbed by the novel than it not been a good book. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists.

Readers follow him as he conducts the investigation in the present and also delve deeply into his past, learning how he got to his troubled present. Set against a backdrop of a frighteningly plausible near-future, A WINTER GRAVE is Peter May at his page-turning, passionate and provocative best. I would like to thank both Netgalley and Quercus books for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Many areas of the world are under water; others too hot to be habitable, and if you think that there's a refugee problem now, just wait .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? Interspersed throughout Brodie’s narrative are flashbacks to 2023, when he first met Addie’s mother, gradually revealing what has weighed so heavily on Brodie’s conscience for a decade. Set in the year 2051, after decades of politicians ignoring and denying the effects of climate change, the equatorial regions are now far too hot for human habitation, whole swathes of low-lying areas are totally submerged in the sea and, because of the destruction of the Gulf Stream, Scotland now suffers winters of stormy Arctic severity. A young meteorologist takes a work based trek up a mountain and is faced with a dead body, frozen in ice.

Melting ice sheets have resulted in Scotland being constantly hit by raging snow storms and thick ice. A quarter of the world's population has been displaced by hunger and flooding, and immigration wars are breaking out around the globe as refugees pour into neighboring countries. Warnings of climate catastrophe have been ignored, and vast areas of the planet are under water, or uninhabitably hot.From the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands.

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? But, the author, having completed his creation, then takes our hands, so we can run together through his raging hurricane of how’s, why’s, when’s and what’s, coming out exhausted but the better for it.There are only a few characters involved: Cameron Brodie, his daughter, the journalist, the whistle blower, the pathologist, the policeman and the hotel owner.

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