The fourth book in the highly acclaimed Alexander Seaton series. 1635: Europe is in the grip of the brutal territorial and religious struggle of the Thirty Years' War. Fear stalks the town of Aberdeen as a ship recruiting for the wars lies at anchor in the river mouth. A sinister figure watches from the shadows as apprehension grows and culminates in the disappearance of the son of a Highland chief - a student of Alexander Seaton.
When the frozen body of a young woman is found in the garden of a prominent citizen, Alexander becomes more deeply embroiled. The figure in the shadows has come for him; he can hide from his past no longer.
Shona MacLean has a PhD in history from Aberdeen University, specialising in 16th and 17th-century Scottish history. She lives in Banff, Scotland, with her husband and four children.
"MacLean has the first-rate historical novelist's gift... [she] communicates her passion for the period without downplaying its brutishness." (Daily Telegraph)
"As always, the research is brilliant and evocative and the book intelligent, enthralling and beautifully written" (Crime Review)
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Difficult to switch off!
Haven't read the print version but I love listening to the audio versions of Shona MacLean's books.
The story line was good and I love the way the characters develop through the book. I could have wished for a different ending but I could see that the author was opening the way for a new chapter in Alexander Seaton's life.
Yes and I have thoroughly enjoyed every one; he is able to bring characters and period to life.
Yes but I didn't have time! Still went to bed too late though.
Highly recommended but listen to the books that go before first.
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