Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2) by Stuart MacBride

Rosie Williams is a dead prostitute, down by the docks.  Not the best way to start your morning, but not unusual for McRae.  Being beat to death is an unpleasant way to die.  When another prostitute shows up dead, it suddenly looks like this might be a serial killer.  If that's not enough to keep him busy, someone is screwing doors shut and burning down the home and occupants inside.  The first one is an abandoned warehouse with transients inside, but then it progresses to residential units.

Edelweiss and Harper Books allowed me to download an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  It was published in October, so you can buy a copy at your local bookstore now.

This gritty police procedural is set in Scotland during the summer.  It should be a pleasant time for residents, but it's deadly this year.  There is more than one killer out there and their motivations are totally different.  Trying to prove anything is hard.  Especially when one of the people picked up on a sting while monitoring the prostitute district turns out to be a council member.

McRae has been demoted due to the last case he was on.  He's in a loser division with a boss that grabs all the glory.  He's also driven to solve his cases.

This is not a pleasant story.  It's a hard look at the mean side of a city that is driven by greed, political power and insanity.  Solving a case doesn't always make you feel better.

Happy reading.   

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