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Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched and untroubled by the modern world. So when the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police - governed more by archaic rules of honor than by the law - are quick to close the case, dismissing her death as an accident.

Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further into the crime he believes has been committed. Refusing to accept the woman's death as an accident or suicide, Hermes Diaktoros sets out to uncover the truths that skulk beneath this small community's exterior.
Hermes's methods of investigation are unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain - tell the truth or face the consequences. Before long, he's uncovering a tale of passion, corruption and murder that entangles many of the island's residents. But Hermes brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies - and as he travels the rugged island landscape to investigate, questions and suspicions arise amongst the locals. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting? And how does he know of dramas played out decades ago?
Rich in images of Greece's beautiful islands and evoking a life unknown to most outsiders, this wonderful novel leads the reader into a world where the myths of the past are not forgotten and forbidden passion still has dangerous consequences.

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January 22nd, 2014
I really enjoyed this book, the story and main charachter reminded me a bit of a Poirot story but all the same it was really enjoyable I couldn't put it down. However when I did reach the end I was suprised and a bit dissapointed of who the murderer was and the reason why they murdered this young woman, but the description of how and why they did it when they were explaining everything to the main charachter left me chilled to the bone it was such a cold and vindictive act of aggresion and the person described it with no remorse and a ''so what'' and a '' it was her fault why we did it '' attitude that made me feel sick with disgust. Overall a good book and will be reading the next one.
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