This is the first book by this author and it is an excellent read about a Scottish policeman and the solving of crime committed by a child murderer. I look forward to reading the next book by Stuart MacBride.
Excellent: "just" a good, old-fashioned police procedural, but could serve any writer, in any genre, as a masterclass in narrative, pacing, characterisation and sense of place. The crimes under investigation -- the murder of small children -- was handled with due respect for its horror and heartbreak, but also with the flashes of dark humour that I'm sure police investigators must use to cope. I particularly liked the way that MacBride has his team juggle the investigations of 4+ cases: much more realistic than stories in which an inspired Lone Wolf has the luxury of concentrating on one case, to the exclusion of everything else.
MacBride must VERY popular with Aberdeen Tourism Board: how many ways can you describe rain? (Until it starts to sleet ... ?) Great sense of place, however: Aberdeen is like a character in its own right
This is the first book of Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series and it won't be my last. The characters are well developed and the plot has many twists and turns. Although the story was very noir and dark and the language was over the top, I still found the book to be a page turner with lots of suspense. I am now looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the series.
Wanted to stick with this but it was so sloooooow and draggy, takes place in Scotland so is written in the Scottish brogue(I guess) and was kind of hard to get the words right so it made each dialogue hard to read and understand.
Doubt I read anymore by MacBride