In contrast to the previous review I finished reading this a few months ago but forgot to review it (actually I just found it lying on the floor beside my bed and realised my mistake. Even after that time gap I can remember much of the plot of this book, how the police were led up a few blind alleys and who the murderer eventually turned out to be.
I’ve read a few of Stuart MacBride’s books now, all fairly brutal murder mysteries set in modern day Aberdeen and following Police procedure and culture very well. What I would warn potential readers about this book is that the subject matter, i.e. the nature of the murders is particularly graphic – perhaps why it stuck with me so much.
Nevertheless, a good, exciting and stimulating read.