#Blogtour #Review: The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway @BrianMcGilloway @DomePress @emily_glenister #TheLastCrossing
Release date - 2nd April 2020
Book length - 380 pages
Publisher - Dome Press
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I want to thank Emily at www.thedomepress.com or the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they’d seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite - to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future - they all have their own reasons to agree. As they take the ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland the past is brought in to terrible focus - some things are impossible to leave behind.
In The Last Crossing memory is unreliable, truth shifts and slips and the lingering legacy of the Troubles threatens the present once again.
A compelling story that moves seamlessly from past to present, THE LAST CROSSING by Brian McGilloway is the kind of story that gets under your skin without you being aware that it is happening.
Thirty years ago, Hugh, Tony, and Karen stood side by side while a murder of retribution and revenge was carried out. Now they are being summoned to reunite after all this time to understand the past and lay their haunting ghosts to rest one last time. But can you ever truly forget about what has happened before? The actions that have shaped who you have become?
The past element of this story is set during the Troubles where we witness how easy it was for battle lines to be drawn and sides to be taken when death and revenge were parcelled together. Sadness, grief, and fear are all combined and manipulated at many moments throughout this book and a sense of unease follows Tony through all areas of his life which left me feeling the tension of what was happening at all times too. And when some shocking truths come to light, I was equally as surprised as the characters themselves.
I am a fan of dual timelines in stories when they are well-written and this one is superb in its fluency and there is an almost lyrical feel to this author's writing which adds something extra to the narrative.
THE LAST CROSSING by Brian McGilloway is an emotional story with plenty of depth and that spark of something special that makes you feel connected to it all.
A must-read for fiction fans.
Brian McGilloway is the New York Times Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen's University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb's College in Derry, where he was Head of English until 2013. He currently teaches in Holy Cross College, Strabane. His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as "one of (2007's) most impressive debuts". In 2014, Brian won BBC NI's Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay Little Emperors, an award which saw him become Writer In Residence with BBC NI. Little Emperors is currently in development with Two Cities Television and BBC NI. Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons.
For more information:
Website - www.brianmcgilloway.com
Twitter - twitter.com/BrianMcGilloway
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