Dying Light

Dying Light

Book - 2006
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The Number One bestselling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying...

She's just the first. How many more will die?

It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day.

Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab...

An unputdownable serial killer tale packed with mystery and suspense, as well as Stuart MacBride's distinctive grittiness and dark humour.

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2006.
ISBN: 9780007193165
9780007193158
0007193157
Characteristics: 424 p. ;,24 cm.

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(The second book in the Logan McRae series)

Exo Apr 05, 2012

This is a good book, but only if you like the way Stuart MacBride tells stories. It's a little different from the usual story structure(story build up, difficulties, climax, etc), so avoid if you don't like stuff like that.
I like these books because they're improbable(think Criminal Minds, but slightly less twisted) but still realistically portrayed, and believable.
One of the best points is definitely characterization. MacBride really knows how to craft a realistic character, DI Steel and DI Insch are stellar examples of this, as is the main character, Logan McRae.
This is the third book by this author that I've read, and as usual, I enjoyed it. It isn't the best book EVER, but I find them to be worth the time. Give Cold Granite a chance. If you like that one, you'll like the rest of his books too.

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stewstealth
Mar 27, 2012

Fast paced mystery. No serious plot holes even though it is incredulous- Worth reading if you enjoy the genre.

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