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Dying Light

By: Linda Taylor-Gonçalves

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MacBride is gaining increasingly in popularity with his second novel, which is set in Aberdeen and features DS Logan McRae. Cold Granite was the first; in Dying Light, Logan has a bad start to another bad day.

It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks. Across the city, six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat and it’s not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab.

Only a few short months ago, McRae was the golden boy of Grampian police. One botched raid later, he’s palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the ‘Screw-up Squad’.

Logan’s not going to take it lying down. He’s determined to escape DI Steel and her unconventional methods and the best way to do that is to crack the case in double-quick time.

This is definitely one for all serial killer fans. The author’s distinctive grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterisation are to the fore – he’s definitely an author to look out for.

Available in paperback at 11 euros.