A storm is coming…

THE BLACKHOUSE

From the author of the “dark and devious…beautifully written” (Stephen King) Mirrorland, comes a richly atmospheric thriller set on an isolated Scottish island where nothing is as it seems and shocking twists lie around every corner.

Robert Reid moved his family to the Outer Hebrides in 1993, driven by hope, craving safety and community, and hiding a terrible secret. But despite his best efforts to fit in, Robert is always seen as an outsider. And as the legendary and violent Hebridean storms rage around him, he begins to unravel, believing his fate on the remote island of Kilmeray cannot be escaped. 

Maggie MacKay has been haunted her entire life. No matter what she does, she can’t shake the sense that something is wrong with her. And maybe something is…

When she was five years old, without proof, Maggie announced that someone in the remote village of Blairmore on Kilmeray had murdered a local man, sparking a media storm.

Now, Maggie is determined to discover what really happened and what the villagers are hiding. But everyone has secrets, and some are deadly. As she gets closer to the horrifying truth, Maggie’s own life is in danger…

Atmospheric and compelling with an excellent sense of place, this literary thriller is somehow both uplifting and heart-breaking, with some very unexpected twists!

Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet and The Chateau

WHO

Maggie and Robert are two very different people living in different times – bound together by secrets and lies, and a determined need to know the truth. And by an event so incredible that it changes both of their lives forever.

WHERE

The Isle of Lewis & Harris is a place like no other, inspirational and magical and completely unique. Being able to write an entire novel set in my favourite place in the whole world wasn’t just a privilege, it was a joy.

WHAT

Am baile gun fhir: the village without men. One of the most shocking events that occurs in the novel was inspired by a real-life tragedy that happened on the northwest coast of the Isle of Lewis & Harris in March, 1885.

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