To clear out that backlog, I offer the following mini-review:
The Blackhouse is actually the first book in the Lewis Trilogy. It is dark and drear and absolutely compelling. The remote Isle of Lewis is still attached to the old ways including the hunting of the gugas.
|Gannets - Gugas are the chicks|
Fin Macleod escaped his childhood on this isolated island and now serves as a police detective in Edinburgh. When a brutal murder on the island has similarities to a crime Fin is investigating, he is ordered to return to the island and is plunged back into his unhappy past.
Author Peter May is well-known in the United Kingdom as an "acclaimed author and television dramatist". His description of the bleak environment and the lives of the people is mesmerizing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.