Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Published: June 6th 2014
Reunite, a happy-go-lucky Scully, foul-mouthed Doc, naive Robbie and the stoic Donald at an allegedly haunted and isolated shelter amid the creaking bonds of an alliance built in the amber whisky haze of their misspent youth. Throw in the ashes of a departed friend and give them a simple mission, then anything could happen and frequently does in this delightful whiskey soup.
The Key-Stone of the Bridge is a very Scottish tale, full of chills, thrills, mystery and suspense, as in beautiful and unusually calm winter weather, the four men complete their task.
Then well, things start to get a little strange.
The mountains are usually deserted in winter but two visitors appear seeking shelter and tell of meeting a mystery hiker. That night has some strange goings on but they blame that on the whisky. Then when there is no sign of the mystery hiker, the four decide to look for him or his body. But the weather deteriorates, their misfortune grows and they return to find their sanctuary gone. Now, they are in a fight for their own survival.
Will they struggle through reach civilization and finally discover the shocking truth about their guests and the mystery hiker?
Thank you to Craig for sending me a copy to read and review.
You follow the journey of five patriotic Scottish men who embark on a challenge in the Scottish hills. They are faced with a variety of scenarios and situations that make them wonder ‘what the hell is going on?’.
I agreed to read and review The Key-Stone of the Bridge because I was and am fascinated with the Scottish heritage and it’s dialect. I have a few Scottish cousins that I see on a regular basis and it always makes me laugh how their accents get stronger when they’re around other Scottish people. I don’t think the novel would have worked as well as it did, if it wasn’t for the authors passion and knowledge of his home country.
I have to be honest here and say this novel just wasn’t for me. It was nice to read something of a change, but nothing stood out for me, which I was expecting it too. However, the story itself flowed naturally and I did laugh on several occasions, they’re definitely a group of funny men!