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See Them Run

(Detective Clare Mackay #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  60 reviews
In a famous Scottish town, someone is bent on murder – but why?

On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim
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Published October 31st 2019 by Canelo
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Gail C.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful beginning to a planned new police procedural series based in Scotland. The book and series features DI Clare MacKay, a former armed response officer who shot and killed a teenage suspect. Although the shooting was determined to be justified, with the suspect approaching the police with a gun pointed at them. It was later determined the gun he held was a toy, and the family is now considering a civil suit against Clare. All this is happening while Clare and her team begin ...more
Xavier Hugonet
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
See Them Run is a Scottish police procedural. The first in a new series by author Marion Todd, featuring DI Clare Mackay.

Following an incident in the Glasgow armed response unit, DI Mackay left her life behind, and asked for a transfer that landed her in the coastal town of St Andrews, between Edinburgh and Dundee.

She’s two months into her post when a guest to a wedding gets run over by a car, twice (better be sure), after having been purposely led outside the reception. Bizarre detail, a card
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Michelle
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great new start to a new Police procedural series. I just love them. Detective Inspector Clare Mackay recently transferred from Glasgow to St Andrews after an incident that changed her direction in her career.
A body is found in a car park of a nearby hotel where a wedding reception is under way. The body was crushed under the wheels of a car. Not once but twice. A card with the number 5 is left with the body. Nobody knows why he was killed. When another body is found with the number 4 Clare
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Stina
As a fan of police procedurals, I was excited to discover a new series to sink my teeth into. SEE THEM RUN is the first in a new series by Marion Todd, featuring DI Clare McKay, and set in the Scottish seaside town of St Andrews.

After shooting dead a 15 year old boy who was brandishing what turned out to be a toy gun in an armed robbery, Clare McKay left the grit of Glasgow behind and transferred to the picturesque St Andrews, more famous for its golf course and historic university than crime.
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Shalini
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love police procedurals and especially those which have a strong kick-ass female lead who could make my heart race faster as the investigation reaches its zenith and DI Clare Mckay of one such main character.

Having transferred to St. Andrews from Glasgow, under a cloud of suspicion with a disturbed personal life, Clare Mckay was quickly thrown into a suspicious hit and run case with a number card on it. When another such case occurred, she knew she had a serial killer on her hands.

My first
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Irene Campbell
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first novel in a series featuring D.I. Claire Mackay. Rich characterization, an interesting location and a very satisfying plot makes this a gripping debut novel, This is an enjoyable police procedural which captures the reader's attention from the very beginning. I look forward to the next in this series .My thanks to Net Galley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Bridget
'See Them Run' is the first book in the Detective Clare Mackay series and I have to say I was completely and thoroughly hooked right from the start. One thing that I love doing is discovering new authors. Marion Todd certainly falls into that category and after having thoroughly enjoyed reading 'See Them Run', I will most definitely be reading more of this new author's sterling work in the future.

DI Clare Mackay has recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews police force as the most
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Elaine Tomasso
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Canelo for an advance copy of See Them Run, the first novel to feature DI Clare Mackay of the St Andrews Police.

Clare has only recently moved to St Andrews when she is called out to her first murder case where a man has been lured out of a wedding and run over. Puzzlingly, a card with the number 5 has been pinned to his chest. When a second man is killed the same way with the number 4 attached Clare and the team realise that they are looking for a potential
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Denise
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
DI Clare Mackay and her team out of St. Andrews are hunting a cold, systematic serial killer. Men are being run over and left to die. Why are these particular men being targeted and who is murdering them in such a premeditated way? NO SPOILERS

Clare has recently taken a position as the most senior officer stationed in St. Andrews after a shooting incident in Glasgow resulted in her being emotionally and professionally damaged. She's left behind her lovely home, her job, and her boyfriend to take
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Janice Lombardo
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read!

DI Clare MacKay is on a case that involves numbers. Each victim has a numbered card along with their body. Clare and her team are on the lookout for a serial killer who strikes at people who seemingly have no connection to one anther.
The first victim was found at a wedding. The victims may have link to TOR - on the dark net.

Personal problems also plague Clare stemming from her Glasgow life.

Clare seems to be getting so close to the suspect (who runs their targets over with a
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Cathy
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 starts
I really enjoyed this first in a new series. Clare, the protagonist, has left her last job behind after an incident at work. She is coming into a new station feeling like she needs to prove herself. she immediately gets involved in a hit and run case that turns into a serial killer case. She battles a bit with her DCI along the way. This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to the next in the series.
I was given a copy by Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
Thebooktrail
Jeepers, I’m going to think twice about attending weddings in St Andrews from now on! Haha not really but this book takes all the good points of Tartan Noir and moves it to a city not so well covered in crime fiction. Until now! This is a new series and one that is well worth a read.

Premise -There’s a wedding and the brother of the bride responds to a flirty text by agreeing to meet the sender. But he meets that person and is then run down. He’s found later with a card with the number five
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Derek Brown
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read! It's nice to follow the action around a place with which I'm familiar. Struck by all the reviews that use the word 'procedural' to describe the novel. I must have missed a clue somewhere.
Colette Lamberth
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have a soft spot for crime series so this was right up my street. I read so many that are set in Glasgow that it was a nice change to have St Andrews as the location. DI Clare Mackay is a good central character and this book does a great job of setting up a few possibilities for where her life might go in future books. There is scope to flesh out the rest of her team in terms of their personal life but as an introduction to the team this works ok. This was a bit of a page turner and managed to ...more
Priya Shrinath
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full review here: https://wp.me/pajm6f-sB

When I picked this book up after reading the premise featuring a brand new detective series, I had 5 books open and I was missing several deadlines. Yet, I cancelled all my plans to read this book and completed it in a day!

The story begins with an accident, a hit and run which will later be discovered as a targeted kill when a white card with the number '1' is found on the victim. In the picturesque small Scottish town of St Andrews, it's all quiet until
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Maggie
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At a wedding in St Andrews, one of the guests receives some suggestive texts. When he goes outside thinking he is going to have a liaison he becomes the victim of a hit & run incident, a card with the number 5 is found on his body. Clare Mackay is new to the area & as SIO on this case. She knows that there is going to be a lot of eyes on her.

When another hit & run victim is found, along with a number 4, she & her team realise that they need to solve this quickly as there are
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Janet
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim is struck down and a number ‘4’ card is at the scene. Clare and her team realise they’re against the clock to find a killer stalking the streets of the picturesque Scottish town and bent on ...more
Kat
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A brilliant new series !!
Oh don’t you just love to start a new police procedural series and when you do it turns out to be a really excellent read ..so you have it here in See Them Run the first of the series featuring DI Clare Mackay. Right from the start I loved the character of Clare and I predict this is a series that is going to go from strength to strength as we get to know more about her and the team.
This is a series that will appeal to any readers that love a good crime novel, its very
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Vivienne
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
My thanks to Canelo for an eARC via NetGalley of Marion Todd’s ‘See Them Run’ in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first in a new police procedural featuring DI Clare Mackay, who has recently relocated from Glasgow to the small seaside town of St. Andrews, known for its prestigious university.

On the night of a wedding celebration a guest is killed in a hit and run. A card with the number ‘5’ is found on him. Clare and her team begin to investigate. Then the next night another victim is
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Jacqueline  sharp
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to a new detective series introducing DI Clare Mackay. She has just recently transferred from Glasgow to St Andrews, looking for somewhere a bit quiet. As well as a fresh start, she had been involved in a shooting of a 15 year old boy in Glasgow, where she had been a well respected officer. Until called out one day to a robbery of a store, the robbers had what looked like real guns. Clare a trained firearms officer had a gun pointed at her by a 15 year old male, despite wearing a ...more
Lel Budge
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#1 in a new series featuring DI Clare Mackay.

DI Clare Mackay has moved to St Andrews, for a fresh start away from Glasgow.

Clare has the investigation, a pending private prosecution relating to events in Glasgow and a messy personal life too.

She is investigating a hit and run accident, but the body has a card pinned to them with the number 5…..so was this really an accident? What is the link to the Thursday Club?

When another hit and run is found, and the body has the number 4, she realises there
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Dawn
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
DI Clare Mackay has transferred for St Andrews after an incident in Glasgow. Leaving her old job, family, friends and home she starts fresh with a new team. A serial killer is killing men in a horrid way and the team need to find out who and why before anyone else is killed.

This was a strong start to a new series and I really enjoyed reading Crime not set in Glasgow or Edinburgh for a change.

Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review.
Tripip
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a tightly written who-dun-it that had me guessing along with the investigative team. The story moves quickly and with good pacing. All the characters are engaging and realistic. This is my first book by this author and I am looking forward to reading more about DI Clare and her team.
I received a copy from Netgalley. This is my unbiased review.
Stacy
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The story is well written. Men being murdered and a numbered card left behind is very interesting. I liked the main characters, but it was what these murdered men did, along with the ringleader and the sorry excuse of a woman, that I found disturbing. Not a bad start to this series just disturbing.
Tracy B
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed it

First book ready good. Characters are interesting and it’s quite an exciting story line. It’s gripping but also has good police procedure so you feel interested in what’s happening next.
Tracy P
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I liked this book from start to finish and kept me turning the pages over, very good storyline and the main character was very thorough in the investigation of the paedophile ring which was what was behind the murders
Caroline
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new to me author but one I will definitely be reading more of. An inventive and interesting plot line and the main character is well developed and engaging. I very much enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more from the author
David Gilchrist
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, great plot, well told.
John Roberts
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Kept me gripped and entertained thriughout. I love Claire as a lead DI. A great setting in St Andrews. I look forward to reading the next book. Found another writer I really enjoy! There mounting up!
Amanda
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love discovering new authors and in particular I love discovering new authors in the crime genre. I read the synopsis for 'See Them Run' and I just couldn't wait to get hold of a copy. For me, 'See Them Run' stood out from the rest by the fact that cards are placed on dead bodies with numbers on. I can't recall ever coming across that sort of crime before. Anyway back to the review I do go. I managed to get hold of a copy of 'See Them Run' and I hibernated and didn't resurface until the moment ...more
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Marion grew up in the City of Dundee, now home to the magnificent V&A Museum. Always a keen writer, she has had point-of-view pieces published in the Dundee Courier and short stories in My Weekly magazine. She won first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children Competition in 1987.

More recently, Marion has turned her hand to crime fiction and was one of only six commercial
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