The sixth gripping thriller in the No.1 bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride.
Scotland’s finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder…
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James
Everyone deserves a second chance…
Richard Knox has done his time and seen the error of his ways. He wants to leave his dark past behind, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants?
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t thrilled about having to help a violent rapist settle into Aberdeen. Even worse, he’s stuck with the man who put Knox behind bars, DSI Danby, supposedly to ‘keep an eye on things’.
Only things are about to go very, very wrong.
Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of Aberdeen’s latest development boom. Local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat has ominous plans for Logan’s future. And Knox’s past isn’t finished with him yet…
Praise for Dark Blood:
‘A terrific writer … Brilliant … bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight’ The Times
‘Stuart MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better … One of the most disturbing novels in the highly successful Logan McRae series … admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?’ Express
‘The plotting puts most writers in the genre to shame … This is quintessential Stuart MacBride: tartan noir etched in the darkest of hues with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself’ Independent
‘Tartan noir’s greatest exponent’ Daily Mirror
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 bestselling author of the DS Logan McRae series. His novels have won him the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards. Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories. He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona, and cat, Grendel.
A marvelously imperfect lead drives MacBride's intricate sixth crime novel featuring Aberdeen Det. Sgt. Logan McRae (after Blind Eye). McRae, once his department's "golden boy," has fallen from grace over the preceding year-and-a-half and is now a violent alcoholic and in bed with his city's biggest crime lord. He lands a distasteful assignment after the release into his jurisdiction of sex offender Richard Knox, convicted of raping an old man and suspected of assaulting six others, who has completed part of his sentence and a term of being under round-the-clock supervision. The court's decision naturally arouses dissent in the community, and McRae finds Knox's declarations of penitence unpersuasive. He also has his hands full with identifying a man buried alive in concrete as well as finding those responsible for the sadistic murder. Early on, MacBride raises the suspense by letting the reader share Knox's thoughts, but he falters at the end with an inappropriate thank you from one character to another.
Glad I found this fella
Just discovered this author whilst off sick. Already on book 4. Really enjoyable and each book is better than the last.
Great book could hardly put it down
Not as good
This is comfortably the weakest book of what has been a really good series upti now