The Chessmen by Peter May – Book Review #16

The Chessmen is the third book in Peter May’s Lewis trilogy. I enjoy Peter May’s writing and I’m going to start collecting his other books to add to my, already huge, to be read list!

The Chessmen

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill—a local poacher, Fin’s teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn, Fin realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

My Thoughts

I think The Chessmen was my favourite of the three books in this series. As with the previous books, there are different timelines, however, it’s done in a way that’s not annoying!
I liked learning more about Fin’s early life and the bond that was forged with Whistler.

I didn’t much like a part of the ending, but I can’t say why because I don’t want to spoil it, suffice to say, I’d have enjoyed the book even more if there had been a different, happier ending for Donald.

The Chessmen by Peter May

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  1. mumjd 3rd May 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Shame about the ending but does sound intriguing #readwithme

  2. sarahmo3w 2nd May 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I haven’t read any books by this author, but this definitey sounds like the sort of book I would enjoy. What a shame about the ending though.

  3. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 1st May 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I haven’t read any books from this author before, I shall have to have a closer look, I do love a good series! #readwithme

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 30th April 2019 at 1:53 pm

    The cover of this book looks so sinister that I’m not surprised that the story takes a sinister turn! Glad you enjoyed it.


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