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This review is from: Shatter the Bones (Logan McRae, Book 7) (Paperback)
This is the seventh mystery/police procedural by Stuart MacBride. After the second book, the stories seemed to run on to each other, but it seems DS Logan McRae is back on track. What I don't understand, really, is why Logan has not been promoted after all of his solved crimes.
Stuart MacBride, manages to combine a dark and gritty subject matter with a black humour that can be laugh out loud funny in places. We find Logan involved in finding two contestants from a reality TV show Britain's Next Big Star. Singers mom Alison McGregor, and her daughter Jenny were kidnapped, and will be released if enough money is raised by a deadline. And if that's not enough to deal with, McRae is accused of rape by a local prostitute and needs to find out just what's behind the accusation.
This is a very dark storyline. The grimness of this story is unrelenting. The characters are all well crafted and continue to develop through the series. DI Steel in particular goes on her merry way, chain smoking and creating chaos wherever she goes. This is not for the faint-hearted. However if you like your crime fiction strong and dark, this one is for you.
Recommended. prisrob 04-22-13