Book Review: I'll Keep You Safe
“Harris Tweed is the only cloth in the world to be defined by an Act of Parliament and is described in the 1993 Act as follows: ‘Handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.’
So begins another Peter May novel: this one no exception to his previous work, always so well written and researched. He writes of the Outer Hebrides in such a mesmerising, inviting way that a visit went to the top of my bucket list.
It sounds beautiful, and to a reader who puts handicraft and natural fabric a close second behind her books and reading, I loved it.
Peter May is never in a hurry. He meanders through his story - one page in the past, the next in the future. Sometimes he seems to get a little lost, but no complaints from me. I’ll Keep You Safe is worth the read, as May describes the weaving industry on the islands, which goes back generations, and the Paris fashion parades.
And all the while we mourn and follow the life of a murder victim, an islander who died in a bomb blast, wondering who did it and why?
I have reviewed Peter May’s novels before, and I will again. He has sold millions, gets rave reviews and never disappoints – enjoy.