The Last Refuge by Craig Robinson (2014)
Found on the Adult Crime Fiction shelves at ROBINSON
Plot Summary : You can run from your past but you can never hide from yourself. The Faroe Islands. One murder in twenty-five years. Until now.
When Ryan arrives on the Faroe Islands, determined to sever all ties with his previous life and make a new start, he is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. He soon finds a job in the fishing industry and makes friends . . . and enemies. But no matter what he changes in his outward life, the debilitating nightmares that haunt Ryan’s dreams just won’t leave him alone.
Then the sleepy peace is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the Island. Murder. A specialist team of detectives will have to be brought in all the way from Denmark to help the local police, who are completely ill-equipped for a manhunt of this scale. But when tensions arise, and the community closes rank to protect its own, outsider Ryan will have to watch his back if he is to avoid being arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. But then, why can’t he shake the suspicion that it could have had something to do with him? (Source : Fantastic Fiction)
Review : I loved this thriller as it was set in an unusual place and different to thrillers I have read of late.
I will be reading more of Robinson’s books now as they are so easy to read.
Reviewed by : Carolyn