I'll Keep You Safe (Paperback)

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Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane are the owners of Ranish Tweed, a successful Scottish cloth manufacturer. They've worked hard to bring their version of the historic tweed industry to the attention of the fashion trade and are thrilled to receive an order by a flashy British designer to showcase their tweeds at a Paris show. While in Paris, Ruairdh is murdered. Is it a Russian plot? An angry Russian husband? A random terrorist act? A jealous fashionista? This Peter May stand alone is a deliciously atmospheric story with marvelous twists and turns. Full of texture and color and rich Scottish language, it is as rich as the tweed that is at the heart of the story. Peter May is Scotland's top thriller writer and readers will not be disappointed by this story and will wish for the sequel that is likely never to be.  

— From Susan





A stunning standalone thriller from Peter May that alternates between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris.

When a killer strikes a pair of fabric entrepreneurs, is the motive money or something far more personal?

Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small company that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed--a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture.

But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. When Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with, Ruairidh storms off and gets into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car explodes in a ball of flame.

With Niamh a prime suspect in the murder, she begins to suspect that things are not what they seem; and when there is an attempt on her life, she becomes convinced that what looked like a terrorist attack on her lover might be something more personal by far . . .

About the Author

Peter May has written several standalone novels and three series: the award-winning China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo Macleod, set in France; and the Lewis Trilogy (The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man, and The Chessmen), all three volumes of which are internationally bestselling novels.

One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, May garnered more than 1,000 credits over a decade and a half spent as scriptwriter and editor on prime-time British television. Before quitting TV to concentrate on writing novels, he was the creator of three major series, two of which were the highest rated in Scotland. May lives and writes in France.

Praise For…

Longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award

"May, the author of the critically acclaimed Lewis trilogy, set in the Outer Hebrides, mixes the rough Hebridean atmosphere with the glitter of Paris in his fourth stand-alone thriller."

"Vibrant details of the weaving trade, the Gaelic language, and Hebrides culture."
Publishers Weekly

"Richly written . . . May's sense of place is as good as it gets."
Kirkus Reviews

"A story of love, revenge, dysfunctional families, overwhelming grief, and the feeling of helplessness that it causes, set against the background of the Hebrides...No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May. His prose evokes a setting that is almost mystical in its untamed beauty."
D.R. Meredith, New York Journal of Books

Praise for Peter May

"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

Praise for Coffin Road

"May's lyrical prose brings full color to the scenery, and the narrative intrigues from start to finish."
Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)

"May keeps the stories clear and the pace fast."—Booklist (Starred Review)

"May evokes his native Scotland as ruggedly dangerous, his well-drawn characters equally so."—Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681440927
ISBN-10: 168144092X
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 436
Language: English