Entry Island

Entry Island

PeterMay / Aug 03, 2020
Entry Island When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal s St Hubert airfield he does so without looking back For Sime the mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bit
  • Title: Entry Island
  • Author: PeterMay
  • ISBN: 9781782062202
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal s St Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back For Sime, the 850 mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city.Travelling as part of an eight officer investigation team, Sime s destination lies in tWhen Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal s St Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back For Sime, the 850 mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city.Travelling as part of an eight officer investigation team, Sime s destination lies in the Gulf of St Lawrence Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.The investigation itself appears little than a formality The evidence points to a crime of passion the victim s wife the vengeful culprit But for Sime the investigation is turned on its head when he comes face to face with the prime suspect, and is convinced that he knows her even though they have never met.Haunted by this certainty his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away Dreams in which the widow plays a leading role Sime s conviction becomes an obsession And in spite of mounting evidence of her guilt he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professonal duty he must fulfil, and the personal destiny that awaits him.
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    1. Detective Sime Mackenzie finds himself on a murder case on Entry Island, a tiny isle in the Gulf of St Lawrence The suspect, a newly widowed woman named Kirsty, seems oddly familiar to Sime What is their connection And can Sime survive in the same unit as his ex wife long enough to find out I got this from Netgalley.Entry Island was my first Peter May book and won t be the last The book started a little slow for me at first but several things gripped me I really liked Sime as a lead character An [...]

    2. When a very wealthy man, James Cowell, is murdered on Entry Island, Sime Mackenzie is part of the team of detectives led by Lieutenant Crozes, and sent from Montreal to investigate the crime The reason for his inclusion is mainly because of his fluency in English, as that particular island is English speaking even though the other Magdalen islands Les les de la Madeleine 850 miles from the Canadian mainland are French speaking.Sime, Gaelic for Simon and pronounced Sheem , is a wreck His marriage [...]

    3. There s been a murder on Entry Island, a small piece of land in the Gulf of St Lawrence, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland It s off the east coast of the French Canadian Magdalen Islands, but the inhabitants are English speakers So small is the island 3 km long and 2 km wide that it only has about one hundred inhabitants Shouldn t to to hard to work out who did the killing, then Sime Mackenzie is dispatched with a team from the Qu bec Suret , based in Montreal, to investigate the crime There [...]

    4. When homicide detective Sime Mackenzie was informed he was to be part of a team of eight heading to Entry Island off the coast of Quebec to investigate the murder of a prominent member of the community, his only concern was that his ex wife was also to be part of the team Sime had been suffering with chronic insomnia since she left him this would be the first time he had seen and worked with her since she walked out on him.The small island was home to approximately one hundred inhabitants each p [...]

    5. Gus am bris an latha agusan teich na sg ilean Until the day breaks and theshadows flee away Song of Solomon 4 6Description When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal s St Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back For Sime, the 850 mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city.Travelling as part of an eight officer investigation team, Sime s destination lies in the G [...]

    6. Peter May approaches the mystery crime novel from a different perspective in this outing Sime pronounced Seem and Gaelic for Simon Mackenzie, a Canadian Surete inspector of Scots origin, is one of a team of officers investigating a murder on small Entry Island, the only island of English speakers in the Magdalen Islands, on the St Lawrence River Here there are ties to the Scottish settlers of the 19th century, very strong ties, to person and old tales Sime, a bilingual officer sent with a team f [...]

    7. Outstanding novel Part modern day crime thriller, part love story, part historical fiction Loved it.Part present day crime novel, and part historical novel Entry Island is set alternately in the present day on the Magdalen islands, and hundreds of years ago in the Hebrides Peter May has written a memorable novel that will resonate for many years to come He writes with visceral empathy of island people and their often insular way of living.There has been a brutal murder on Entry Island Sime MacKe [...]

    8. Apesar de n o pertencer trilogia de Lewis, e j estar espera que seja publicado o terceiro e ltimo livro da mesma, fiquei muito curiosa com este novo livro de Peter May Embora independente, A Ilha da Entrada aborda novamente a vida nas diversas ilhas escocesas e na hist ria das mesmas E a maior parte dos acontecimentos real Sime Mackenzie, detective em Montreal, chamado para investigar um caso de assassinato em Entry Island Aparentemente trata se de um caso passional, e a vi va a principal suspei [...]

    9. A great read.My View Meticulously researched, a strong sense of place in dual time zones and setting Peter May writes desolate, isolated communities with passion and realism you will be able to visualise yourself here, be able to hear the gale force winds, feel the intensity of the storms and climb the unspoilt rugged landscape You will feel the desolation and the isolation the perfect setting for a murder and a mystery or two But this is than a murder mystery, this is also a beautiful love sto [...]

    10. Stunning Canadian Murder MysteryPeter May has used and interesting use of Scottish history of the Highland Clearances of the nineteenth century on modern day murder in Canada The blend of the historic and the modern at first seem unrelated but as the story builds one is able to see the story coming full circle and that an historic promise of forebears is finally delivered by an investigating detective to the wife of the victim Who committed the murder Well you will have to read the book to find [...]

    11. I was really disappointed in this one I had so enjoyed Peter May s Lewis trilogy, and this is his first book since that one But I found myself skimming, not finding the characters or plot believable at all The book jumps back and forth between the two stories one present day in Quebec, the other in the 1800s in the Hebrides which I just found awkward And the linkage of the two stories as the fulfillment of a promise made two centuries ago was just too romance y for me I should have been warned b [...]

    12. Held my interest all through I highly recommend this one This was a mystery cum historical novel with two parallel subplots that fed off each other one did a wealthy woman, Kirsty Cowell, murder her husband Two recollections, dreams and the actual diaries of the protagonist s great great great grandfather, son of a crofter on the Hebrides, who suffered through potato famine, forced clearance of settlements, finally coming to Canada Story takes place on a small island in the Gulf of St Lawrence S [...]

    13. Montreal based and English speaking detective Sime Mackenzie gets added to a special investigative police team that gets flown out to an island where a murder took place The inhabitants of the island are English speaking and are all not very unhappy with the demise of the victim of the murder The victims wife is the most obvious suspect The second part of the book is about Mackenzies heritage and how his family lived on the Outer Hebrides and how through the Highland clearings they ended up in C [...]

    14. After the excellent Lewis trilogy I was somewhat disappointed with this latest novel from Peter May There are two linked stories here, but I felt the combination of historical romance and modern police procedural made rather uncomfortable bedfellows When reading it I rushed through the older story as I wanted to get into the current murder investigation However once I finished it was the story of the Highland clearances and the doomed love affair between a laird s daughter and a crofter s son th [...]

    15. I ve had this one around for a while now and finally got around to it I enjoyed the Black House series by May but seem to recall another standalone book left me less impressed I really enjoyed this one There are two strands here One is historical and relates to the Highland clearances, the other is about a modern day murder in Canada and one of the policemen investigating it.As with the Black House books this is not really a simple crime read There is a crime and it is investigated However this [...]

    16. Following the sucessful and highly enjoyable Hebridean trilogy comprising The Black House, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen, Peter May returns with a new standalone, which again reflects the strength of his storytelling and the precision of his building of atmosphere and location Using a split narrative, May carefully weaves the themes of time and history into an interlocking plot, comprising of real life historical events and a contemporary murder mystery I don t usually read other reviews of a b [...]

    17. 3 stars for the back story, the present story, the placements and the writing style The present day characterizations were poorer than the historical factors of the ancestors in Scotland and their expulsion by the laird off their lands of heritage Sime, who is the detective, has insomnia and all the past centuries factors which lead to present situation are stated in dream sequences of his hour or 1 2 hour a night sleep pattern.It is very long Overlong because of all the redundancies for investi [...]

    18. This is an epic tale of a modern crime that has it s roots in the history of Scotland and the Highland Clearances From the moment the lead detective shes the only witness to the crime convinced he has met her before you know you have stepped into an usual novel Indeed the author brilliantly brings the past to life as he expands on the detective s family history while he tries to solve the murder of a rich businessman whose wife seems the only suspect.The characters are fresh and totally believab [...]

    19. Rating 2.4 out of 5 This book was a huge disappointment from start to finish The present day storyline murder of an estranged husband on a lonely island ties together with a love story from the Scottish highlands in the 19th century It is contrived beyond belief I can t even find it in me to review this book properly I had such high hopes for Peter May, I am also listening to the first book of the Lewis Island trilogy and loving it Entry Island however, is much too farfetched Read it at your own [...]

    20. Peter May is adept at murder stories set in remote islands such as his Lewis trilogy and this novel is no exception, set in the Magdalen Islands 850 miles off Montreal This story is interweaved with dreams from family diaries interspersed with long periods of insomnia for our slightly tortured hero.

    21. Gostei muito deste livro de Peter May Saber que h factos hist ricos no livro, deixa me um bocadinho angustiada O ser humano consegue ser por vezes muito cruel.

    22. The blood is strong He crouches down to touch the earth, and in doing so feels a direct connection with history, communing with ghosts, a ghost himself haunting his own past And yet not his past He closes his eyes and imagines how it was, how it felt, knowing that this is where it all began, in another age, in someone else s life In the tiny community of Entry Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a man has been brutally murdered The local police don t have the expertise to investigate such a serio [...]

    23. Entry Island is a terrific blending of two story lines the classic murder investigation in Canada, and the Highland Clearances on the Isle of Lewis in the 18th century Both are so well written that I couldn t tell you which is the stronger, but I can say that the scenes on the Isle of Lewis are beautiful, brutal, and heartstopping May has always been a skilled storyteller, but since he s begun writing of the Outer Hebrides, it s as though his heart and his emotions are flowing right onto the pag [...]

    24. Book ReviewThere was sunlight somewhere It played in flickering moments of fancy through still air that hung heavy with dust suspended in sharply defined shafts But there was fog, too, obscuring the light Rolling in from the sea like a summer haar to obscure all illumination.The CroftersTwitter conversation between myself and the author Me Peter, if I enjoyed the Lewis Trilogy a lot what would you recommend as my next read of yours Haven t read any of your other books Peter Entry Island then Run [...]

    25. Entry Island is about how you should not give up you never know what is in store for you Detective Sime Mackenzie was having trouble coping after his wife left him After another sleepless night, Detective Sime Mackenzie was called into work to take part in the murder investigation of James Cowell on Entry Island due to his linguistic background However, Detective Sime Mackenzie did not realise how this case will affect him The readers of Entry Island will continue to follow the twist and turns i [...]

    26. Nem t slabost pro Petera Maye, asi bych dala o hv zdi ku m Nedok u se rozhodnout, jestli mi ten koncept dva p b hy v jednom vadil nebo vyhovoval N vraty do minulosti ob n kolik generac toti citeln ub raly na tempu vy et ov n zlo inu ze sou asnosti Motiv k vra d a t m i cel pointa taky tro ku zklamaly Na druhou stranu jsem v era nedok zala j t sp t bez toho, e bych do etla zb vaj c tvrtinu knihy do konce, tak e n jak to funguje.

    27. Peter May s The Lewis Trilogy books rate among my favorite reads in the past few years, so it is with great anticipation of enjoyment that I began Entry Island I was not disappointed Peter May is simply a master at telling generational stories, with the connections to past and present being one of the most fascinating mysteries to decipher There is the intriguing murder mystery, too, but it is a deliciously layered one with the events of the past coming into play And, those fans of The Lewis Tri [...]

    28. I became a fan of Peter May after reading his Lewis Trilogy so when I was approved for his latest novel Entry Island on NetGalley by Quercus Books, I was very excited so many thanks to them One of the things I loved most about this book is that it is split into two stories which both have different time frames and are even set in different countries yet have a strange connection running through them Our contemporary story is set in Canada and features our protagonist Detective Sime Mackenzie who [...]

    29. Peter May je jeden z mojich najob benej ch aktu lnych spisovate ov detekt vnych rom nov Za nala som s jeho pravdepodobne u n s naj spe nej ou Tril giou z ostrova Lewis a bola som uchv ten Temn , ponur prostredie mal ch k tskych ostrovov mi u arovalo U ve mi dlh dobu by som sa tam chcela vybra na dovolenku, ale k m sa tam dostanem, tak sa rada tomu prostrediu pribli ujem aspo kni ne A tak Ostrov Entry, ktor m sa Peter May zase vracia do tohto prostredia bola pre m a jednozna n vo ba A bol to zase [...]

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