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Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
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Jun 19, 2012

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Read in March, 2007

** spoiler alert ** Start of a new crime series that I will persevere with.

This is OK. Nothing earth shattering but losely could be classed as a cross between rebus and brookmyre - taking the worst pints from each - not very thrilling and not very funny. But it does work and I have just ordered the second in the series, dying light.

Logon Mcrae is back at work for the first day after a year out following being stabbed. He is brought into a murder investigation, as the body of a young boy is found, sexually abused and mutilated.

Thus starts the investigation, to which a number of other kids bodies turn up, including one at an old farm of a local retard who collects dead things from the side of the road.

The author has a very, very nasty streak and there is a lot of awful stuff in this book.

More bodies that are reasonable to expect turn up and the author throws in some police procedural humour in the midst of it all.

Rolls along quite nicely but all instantly forgetable.


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