The Dark Side of the Island

The Dark Side of the Island The lost islands of the Outer Hebrides are the setting for Mark Hebden s new novel The Dark Side of the Island their remoteness making them the perfect hideaway for a gang of international crooks B

  • Title: The Dark Side of the Island
  • Author: Mark Hebden
  • ISBN: 9780151239009
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The lost islands of the Outer Hebrides are the setting for Mark Hebden s new novel, The Dark Side of the Island , their remoteness making them the perfect hideaway for a gang of international crooks.But though the islanders of Dungainay are slow in speech and movement, they are far from being fools, and suspicions are aroused A bland and crafty policeman is quick to linkThe lost islands of the Outer Hebrides are the setting for Mark Hebden s new novel, The Dark Side of the Island , their remoteness making them the perfect hideaway for a gang of international crooks.But though the islanders of Dungainay are slow in speech and movement, they are far from being fools, and suspicions are aroused A bland and crafty policeman is quick to link apparently unconnected events, and Hamish, a bird watcher with a powerful pair of binoculars, and Nona, a teenage girl suffering from the pangs of youthful lovesickness for the indifferent Hamish, also notice that things are not quite what they appear to be.Stange characeteristics appear and there is unexpected and for the islands unfamiliar violence in which local people are involved, until half the island is united against the men who are intruding into its peace, in a climax in which even the treacherous and stormy weather of the north west takes a hand In this exciting and fast moving novel the author juxtaposes, to great effect, the peaceful atmosphere of the lonely island of the north west and the violence of modern criminal methods.

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    1. The book immediately captures the desolation and close-knit community of the Outer Hebrides and it is done in such a perfect way that there is an underlying feeling of suspense even before anything untoward happens.Of course, the unexpected does happen and Nona, infatuated with Hamish, begins to suspect something is dramatically wrong. Hamish initially rejects her advances but as she presses her claims he realises that she does have something to offer.But before any romance takes place, Nona's g [...]

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