So gripping and atmospheric, a clever psychological thriller
I would never have picked up this book had it not been chosen for this month's book club read as neighter the cover or the blurb appealed to me and while I rarely enjoy Man booker prize winners, I loved this one for its cleverness, athmosphere, and writing style. The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macre. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty but it falls to the county's finish legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit merciless acts of violence
I enjoyed the setting of the novel and the bleak and unforgiving landscape of rural scotland. The sense of time and place is chilling and its the kind of story that gets under your skin and I loved it's originality. At the heart of the book lies a gripping crime story with characters that are real and dislikable.
Loved every minute spent with this book and really looking forward to discussing this one at our next book club meeting.
Quick update: What a discussion this one created.
There was so much in this book to discuss, every member of our group had an opinion and boy did they differ. Wonderful book Club discussion choice.