Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway
About The 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.
The Last Crossing is a trip, from the past to the present. Tony, Hugh and Karen will take a ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland; it’s been years since they had been together, but the past has their weight on their life. Maybe it’s time to face all their demons and let the truth see the light. Ready?
This is a slow paced story, all the story is centered in something that they all participated in the past. Their lives changed after that but all their feelings/emotions had remained hidden for all this time. Now they have to be together again, as you can imagine the situation could be explosive, but after so many years the truth has to come out, even if they hurt each other. Don’t you think?
This book is well plotted and very well written, the story could seem simple but it has so many layers and emotions included that there’s no way that anyone could stop reading it. As you can imagine if something fateful from the past made these 3 friends broke their relations, now their meeting will not be peaceful, this makes the reader start asking questions. Because you could feel their hidden emotions and secrets, so you just want to know more!
If you are looking for an interesting and complex read, this is the perfect one, maybe this will be their “Last Crossing” but I am sure it will not be the last book you’ll read from this author! 😉
About The Author
Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he taught in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he was Head of English before taking up a post in Holy Cross College in 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.’ The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year. The third Devlin, Bleed a River Deep, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010. The first DS Lucy Black novel, Little Girl Lost, became an Amazon Kindle No 1 Bestseller in 2013 and was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in 2014. Two further novels featuring Lucy Black were published; Hurt in 2013 and Preserve the Dead in 2015. The fourth Lucy Black novel, Bad Blood, will be released in May 2017.
Brian’s screenplay, Little Emperors, won the BBC Tony Doyle Award in 2013 and is currently in development with BBC Northern Ireland.
Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children