Coffin Road

  • by Peter May
  • Narrated by Peter Forbes
  • 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of Coffin Road at the end of this recording. A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him.
A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.
A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father’s suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret.
Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us.


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"Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization." (Independent)
"May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships." (Sunday Times)
"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." (The New York Times)
"Exceptional. May is going from strength to strength." (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

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An enjoyable whodunnit.

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This is the first book by Peter May that I have read and it was a satisfying tale of murder, amnesia and skullduggery in the world of scientific research set in the Scottish islands. It was easy to listen to and because the plot was relatively linear and uncomplicated it could be listened to in short or long chunks. The characters were believable and the narration was beautifully done. The science involved (relating to the effects of agrochemicals on honeybees) was very well and clearly explained and not at all offputting. A perfect story for long drives and days when you want to be entertained without having to work too hard.

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- bookylady


Well plotted and researched. Plausible and topical storyline that kept me gripped throughout. Excellent characterisation and narration.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2016
  • Publisher: Quercus