DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets....
She can't prove he did it. But she might die trying....
A gripping stand-alone thriller from the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of the Logan McRae series....
When human remains are discovered at a former children's home, DI Kim Stone fast realizes she's on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades....
A heart-stopping crime thriller from the author of three consecutive No. 1 bestsellers, including Birthdays for the Dead and the DI Logan McRae series....
The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Shatter the Bones and Dark Blood
Mark Randall lay dead in a field near Lowacre long before Smith had done what he had to do in Belfast....
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation....
The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck....
A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes....
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals....
The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill....
Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective....
An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate....
Terrifying serial killer thriller set in the gritty Glasgow of the near future, from the bestselling author of the Logan McRae series.
Little Susan Verity went missing during the heat wave of 1976. An unprecedented amount of police resources went into finding her, but to no avail. Until now....
As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, 12 women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead....
A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir....
As senior police officers descend on the Granite City from up and down the county, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is lumbered with the unenviable task of babysitting Chief Constable Mark Faulds from Birmingham - one of the original investigation team - and trying to keep DI Insch from throwing his career away in his obsessive quest to see Wiseman behind bars before he kills again.
When members of the team that put Wiseman away in 1990 start going missing, Logan knows that things aren't as straightforward as everyone thinks. More and more human meat is turning up in the food chain. Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.
What disappointed you about Flesh House?
I love this series up till now, but did not notice the "Abridged" on the description. I have spent days being confused, losing track of the story, and going back to see what I missed. Finally, I started reading a Kindle version, and realized that at least half the book has been savagely hacked out. (Ironic, given the subject matter.) I tried simultaneously reading and listening, and was appalled at all the great stuff that has been hacked out of EVERY page for the sake of what - brevity? At the expense of so many of this brilliant writer's words? I don't know why the author would have given permission for this travesty.<br/><br/>Now I have given up the audio book completely and am reading it on Kindle instead. I will NEVER buy an abridged book again and will be asking for a refund on this one. <br/><br/>What makes it even worse is that the narrator, Cameron Stewart, is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. I love how he brings the words to life with his accents and expression. It's a tour de force. What a pity that half the words are missing ...
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, but only because so many details were deleted that I didn't know what was going on half the time. The "abridgment" makes the already very convoluted plot so ridiculously fast-moving that I felt dizzy.
What about Cameron Stewart’s performance did you like?
Everything. Man's a genius, just like the author.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment that half of it is missing.
Any additional comments?
Please print the word "Abridged" in double sized, RED letters to warn potential buyers that they are only buying half the product.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Gaggish convoluted story that's hard to get through. Might appeal to immature boys or underdeveloped men. Full of script for a gross/out contest.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I had trouble finishing this book and I returned the next. in the series for a refund. Though I like many of the characters, MacBride has begun to focus on the violence more than the mystery. By the book's end I found myself not caring "who dunnit" I just wanted the violence to end.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Not for the fainthearted. Stuart MacBride makes me laugh though he may have to take responsibility for my current aversion to meat.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Stuart MacBride or narrated by Cameron Stewart?
love all Stuarts books, have most of them in paper back but love to listen to them as well. would love to hear this unabridged and read by Steve Worsley or Stuart himself!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
i really enjoyed this book from start to finnish and it was well read very intriuging
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This was one of the most grisly books in this series to date and at times was difficult to listen to. However, it wasn't so bad that I stopped listening or that it would put me off reading more Stuart Macbride books. The plot was also a little convoluted and while I appreciate some red herrings are necessary, so many false trails was positively annoying. I also found some of the accents used by the narrator, Cameron Stuart, intensely irritating. There was a West Country accent with distinct Scouse or was it, South African overtones, which threw the whole plot thing out of the window.
So, all in all, not a bad book but not one of Stuart MacBride's best either.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
In attempt to give this story realism the writer has gone in way too heavy on the blood and guts detail; the narrator has gone in even heavier on the authentic regional scots accents!
Would you recommend Flesh House to your friends? Why or why not?
No-it was a series of sensational events linked loosely by narrative, not a story
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Toned down the accents and the shouting
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Cameron Stuart clearly struggles with the Aberdonian accent and often ends up sounding like he is throat clearing which grows to be very irritating. This failing is highlighted by the excellent accents in previous books in this series.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, usual good story and great characters. Shield your ears from the narrator's mangled "West Midlands" though!
What three words best describe Cameron Stewart’s performance?
Good in parts
Pretty gruesome not the best, end very disappointing .
Enjoyed previous MacRae stories more than this one.
Book was not as good as previous books in the series mainly as it was harder to listen with the new narrator and stronger accents used
An enjoyable and gripping story with surprising twists and turns. Recommended. One Two three four words