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on 8 June 2007
No doubt about it Stuart MacBride is here to stay. Broken Skin is the third in the series of DS Logan "Lazarus" McRae set in Aberdeen
Having read the first two novels Cold Granite and Dying Light I was looking forward to this and it doesn't disappoint. I do think though with so many characters and back stories from the previous books, that newcomers to MacBride would benefit enormously from reading the books in sequence.
Like other reviewers have mentioned the best character is the chain smoking DI Steel and after her being a minor role in the first book she is now front and centre with Logan and this book is better for that.
As usual their isn't just one case to solve, a serial rapist and a murder that looks like BDSM gone wrong or is it ? Easy to get sucked into this book after only a couple of chapters after 60 pages I couldn't believe how much had already happened. I think there's enough plot and twists that at no point did I feel the story slowed down.
No question in my mind that we will see Logan on our TV screens very soon mind you who ever decides to film it is going to have to buy a huge rain machine.
With Rebus due to retire next year MacBride has surely created his successor