About the Book

The New Road follows Aeneas Macmaster as he unravels the truth behind the death of his Jacobite father. As General Wade’s road snakes through the Highlands, a symbol of civilisation and prosperity, the fate of Aeneas and the Highland people become intertwined in a journey of self-discovery, progress and disillutionment with the past.

Gripping until the very last page, Munro is masterful in creating a book that is at once a murder mystery and a biting critique of Highland treachery.