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By A. D. Scott

The fourth gripping, evocative, and lyrical secret within the acclaimed sequence that brilliantly inspires the Scottish Highlands of the Fifties.


When a small-town Scottish lady discovers a severed leg within the boot of 1 of the neighborhood hockey gamers’ uniforms, it’s an enormous scoop for the Highland Gazette. yet reporter Joanne Ross wishes a front-page tale of her personal, and she or he hopes to discover it in Mae Bell, an American jazz singer whose husband disappeared in an plane twist of fate 5 years in the past and who's looking out the Highlands for her husband’s colleagues.

Things take a really sinister flip whilst Nurse Urquhart, who dis-covered the limb, suffers a hideous and brutal assault. Even stranger, she used to be the recipient of letters caution her to maintain her nostril out of someone’s business—letters that Mae Bell and the workers of the Highland Gazette additionally obtained. What may well all of it suggest?

Unfolding opposed to a gorgeously rendered overdue Nineteen Fifties Scottish nation-state, North Sea Requiem captures the mores and problems with one other period, specifically in Joanne Ross—a lady wrestling with divorce, occupation, and a chairman who desires to be greater than simply her stronger. the result's a poignant, usually haunting mixture of violence, loss, and redemption in a story jam-packed with unnerving plot twists and unforgettable characters.

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Robert, he hated the chilly. Hated it. ” McAllister crowned up her glass sooner than including one other log to the hearth and placing on a few song. now not jazz, this time Bach, an elegy for Robert, a guy he could by no means understand yet used to be certain he would prefer. “I met those that didn’t be aware of him yet remembered the yankee airmen as enjoyable. ” Mae had to preserve conversing. McAllister was once chuffed to be her viewers. “ ‘Right polite,’ the woman within the pub stated. ” Mae virtually had the accessory. “I learn the newspaper tales, I observed the deadly coincidence file, I talked to a couple of the folks at the base who have been round on the time, and the neighborhood policemen. all of them stated an identical. It used to be an twist of fate. fowl strike used to be the idea. No signal of the plane, nor of Robert and the pilot and group, so,” Mae entire, “nothing new. not more details. yet I’ve noticeable what Robert observed, and it really is attractive. ” She used to be virtually telling the reality. yet now not the total fact. McAllister had had one glass too many to note. FOURTEEN the subsequent morning whilst Joanne used to be approximately to pull herself up the steps to paintings, she met Rob in reception chatting with Fiona. “You glance poor. ” She begun weeping. He was once appalled. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, i used to be merely joking . . . ” “I didn’t get a lot sleep. The cat had seven kittens and . . . ” She held up her palms and shoulders within the common gesture of helplessness. “What am I going to do with seven kittens? ” “Let’s get out of the following. ” They met McAllister at the steps outdoors the workplace. He too regarded as if he hadn’t had a lot sleep. “We’ll be again in part an hour,” Rob instructed him, defensive Joanne from the editor, in case it used to be her love-life that used to be frightening her. “What’s occurred? ” McAllister shouted after them, yet they have been midway down the Wynd and didn’t listen. “What occurred? ” he requested Fiona. “Mrs. Ross’s cat had seven kittens,” she defined. • • • whilst the waitress left the coffees at the table—the one within the a long way nook, part hidden through the jukebox—Rob acknowledged, “What’s fairly incorrect? ” “I had a letter. ” He knew immediately what sort of letter. “What did it say? ” She passed it over. “This is the second one. I didn’t inform somebody in regards to the first one—it got here to the Gazette. This one was once dropped at my condo. Annie came upon it. They understand the place I dwell . . . ” She was once now not crying, yet her hand was once unsteady as she lifted the cup. “This is terrible. ” He didn't query her worry. didn't attempt to reassure her. She’s correct to be scared. “These letters are becoming extra widespread. ” And assaults, he had the feel to not upload. “Thanks a number, Rob. ” She gave him a half-smile. She wanted Rob to head directly for the jugular. “That’s while humans make error. ” “Really? ” “I’ve no thought, yet isn’t that what detectives say? ” She laughed even supposing she was once terrified. She requested him, all in a hurry, What am I going to do? Will my ladies be secure? Why is a person after me? could your mom take a kitten? Then he used to be the single giggling. “My mom? Take a kitten? provided that you abandon one within the storage so she has no selection. inform you what, I’ll wear a conceal, stand open air a college, and provides kittens to little women.

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