DI Colin Anderson is having a bad week. His conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe, putting Fairbairn back on Glasgow's streets. Then a succession of strange crimes - a gangster torched alive; a teenage boy tortured then dropped off a bridge; a police suicide; a young girl tied to the river bank and left for the tide – leave Anderson with his hands full and questioning whether this array of evils are all, somehow, linked.
©2012 Caro Ramsay (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
This book is gruesome, not only because of what happens in the story, but also because it's a comment on the world we now live in.
I can't say it was enjoyable - it was gripping though.
I wouldn't recommend it to the fainthearted, but it isn't a horror book in the classic sense.
"A new way to kill people"
I stumbled across this writer by reading an amazon review. I don't know why more fuss has not been made about her books. This is the latest in her series of books and I downloaded all 3 available on Audible. What a pity the first in the series is not available.
A worthwhile addition to Tartan Noir
This novel is so sophisticated, complex, gritty and fast paced that I have immediately listened to it twice!!
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