Not that the standard had dropped by much in Dark Blood, but I certainly enjoyed Shatter The Bones a lot more. Soon people will avoid being his friend like they avoid getting too close to Angela Landsbury. Read our and for more details. His personal life is also giving him twinges that he doesn't really want to confront until things spiral out of his control. Like many all-male environments, working offshore was the intellectual equivalent of Animal House, only without the clever bits.
One Logan really should be expired as the ideas are getting too similar and predictable. Logan is involved in a kidnapping case, a mother and daughter, who are rising stars in a talent show, similar to Britain's Got Talent, and are on course to win the show, when they are kidnapped. Not really sure I liked this one, but the end was fast and furious with retribution doled out to the bad guys. . If it takes a village to solve a crime, Rennie is the idiot.
I thought this one was very confusing. But then there are noises about the next one, but that's not out for ages, but you can't wait any longer so you read the one you've had tucked away. My only gripe is that the plot was not meaty enough. In amongst the kidnapping, the reactions, an investigation hampered by a total lack of forensic information, and some very cunning acts on the part of the kidnappers, further hinderance comes from closer to home. It got worse when a higher-up gets involved. Overall, the Logan McRae mysteries are some of the most enjoyable British police procedurals in the mystery crime-thriller genre: amusing, action-packed and very clever.
I say this every time, and I stand by it: MacBride does a wonderful job of interweaving stories. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. A bestseller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. As usual there is someone from a rival police force who is brought in to assist Aberdeen's Finest with their attempts to solve this high-profile case and the jostling and office intrigue are a wonder to behold. There are believable, fantastic characters performing over and above the call of duty, desperately hanging onto family and personal in the middle of an absolute storm of crazy. I found the conclusion of this to be so so.
Soon people will avoid being his friend like they avoid getting too close to Angela Landsbury. I'm reading the whole series in a row. Read the earlier books in the series, but leave this for the real fanboys. The Master class was on research for crime fiction, a topic he had been given and was unimpressed by: he answered it with typical Scottish dour tongue in cheek in one sentence: talk to a cop. Logan is not one to follow the rules and the ways that he forges his own path while solving every case he faces is lots of fun. A lot is going on with Logan in this book.
All in all, it's a fast-paced, thrilling read that really leaves you anxious for the next installment in the series! The only ones who ended up really suffering are the victims and the children of the victims. I thoroughly enjoyed it, with all the misgivings and delights offered by the previous 6. If not, Jenny will be killed. Another entertaining outing with Logan McRae and the Aberdeen police force. I wanted the person who masterminded everything to suffer a little more.
He gets too close to the truth and receives a stern warning with some harsh consequences. MacBride writes edgy, cutting books. Promptly reedited my book of genius and though I still have some, was amazed at how many I could get rid of. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. I love Stuart McBride books, and in particular, the Logan McRae series. This allows us to come to terms with all that is going on, to really understand what is happening.
It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher. Will they be found before they are murdered? When it was over, I felt as though I had lived this story, and I hopefully await the next in the series. Yes, I could figure it out. Part 2: Holy regional uses of words, Batman! Between the genuinely stupid mistakes some of the police dudes made err. Nothing much happened for years and years and years: learned to play the recorder, then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musical notes why the hell couldn't they have taught us the notes in the first bloody place? Violence, laughter, murder, love all mixed into one story. As in, if I hadn't been reading this as one half of a joint review, I probably would have stopped at the 15% mark. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher….
Looking forward to the next one, which is the last in this series so far, anyway. Then some more freelance design work, a handful of voiceovers for local radio and video production companies and a bash at being an actor with a small 'a' , giving it up when it became clear there was no way I was ever going to be good enough to earn a decent living. I love that there are the same cast of characters, so you can immediately tune into them and revisit them like you've known them for years. Every installment in this series seems to get better and better. I had a really rough time getting into this book.
MacBride writes edgy, cutting books. A story of a kidnapping, and a drug theft engages us from the beginning. Considering how some of the events in this one have an effect on characters for the future books, I would have expected a like bit more. As ever with series, I would strongly recommend reading them in order. The brutality of human nature is highlighted, but the humanity of the police officers, particular Logan balances the pieces that are difficult.