When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer's tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty-year-old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.
As local cop DI Stevie Crozier takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. But as the similarities between the young man's death and his cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realises that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years.
As Keep the Midnight Out switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case two decades earlier, DC Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer. Has someone got away with murder for decades?
"Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh." (Daily Mail)
"Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing." (Scottish Daily Express)
"Alex Gray describes her characters with sensitivity and the investigations in careful detail." (Literary Review)
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Enjoyable Scottish Isles murder mystery
Not a gripping murder mystery by any means but draws you in and makes you feel like a part of their community
I loved the slow, charming easiness of the whole thing
I think I enjoyed the interview with the parents of the dead boy...it was heartbreaking but had other dimensions that really made you think
I was moved when the mother of the boy who was found dead 20'years before, finally found out that her son was dead and wouldn't be coming back! She had known deep inside but not allowed herself to believe it!
The book wasn't, gripping or pacey or like any murder mystery that I've read before. But the slow pace and lives of the local people really reeled you in to life on the Scottish isles and made you feel a part of it. A refreshing listen...
- Miss Sissons
Fabulous and gripping
- Lynda S.