I’ll Keep You Safe – Peter May

Happy belated release to this new suspense novel!

Thanks to Quercus Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

I’LL KEEP YOU SAFE – Peter May (out now!)

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

How was this my first time reading a Peter May book? I’m just kicking myself it’s taken so long. I’LL KEEP YOU SAFE was an incredibly atmospheric and suspenseful read. With so many crime fiction novels taking place in larger cities, like New York, it was a nice change of pace being in a small Scottish town.

Niamh and Ruairidh are more than just owners of the small business, Ranish Tweed, they are lifelong friends and now lovers. Their small shop makes a special version of Harris Tweed and because of this they have become internationally known and sought after. As they prepare for the annual Premiere Vision fabric event, they fight in their hotel room. To Niamh’s horror, she watches Ruairidh’s car explode into a ball of flame as he drives off.

As the scorned lover – having accused him of cheating moments before he was killed – Niamh is the prime suspect. Even with the Parisian police constantly interrogating her, she heads home to Harris to bury her business partner. Things aren’t adding up, and then when there is an attempt made to kill her, she is convinced that this wasn’t some freak Terrorist attack on Ruairidh’s life. Who could be behind these sinister acts?

Like I already said, the atmosphere and setting of this novel had me hooked. The writing was fantastic and you really connect with the characters. Who is doing this to them? Why is this happening? It’s always refreshing with thrillers/suspense novels when you can’t guess who the killer is before the end, so I loved that about this one!

Overall, if you’re looking for a murder suspense novel in a new setting, then you won’t regret picking this one up! Now, I need to go and get more of Peter May’s work.

 

What Peter May book should I read next?

–Jess

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