Shatter the Bones

Shatter the Bones

eBook - 2011
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'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor -- Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation -- are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.
Publisher: Glasgow :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Notes: Downloadable eBook.
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One reviewer described MacBride's books about Detective Sergeant Logan McRae as 'lacerating'. They are bleak, fast-paced, authentic police procedurals set in Aberdeen. They are also well plotted and pithy portraits of modern society. One of the grittiest in this field.

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Jul 18, 2014

This book excels at character development and dialogue, even if the plot and the rhythm lag at times. The author has a gift for making the characters come to life

Exo Aug 14, 2012

It is more enjoyable if you've read the books before it, but the author does not alienate new readers by making the previous books essential to understanding and enjoying this one. Great writing. I'm in love with the stellar character development, especially concerning DI Steel. It was very subtle, but I did notice her use of children's shows as metaphors. I conjunction with what was going on in her life at that time, I appreciated those details very much.

Aug 10, 2012

7th in the series of Logan McRae mystery novels. Always macabre crime depictions and dark humor. This book holds up with the rest. This installment is a good read.

Mar 13, 2012

Excellent mystery. This is a good series and this one is a great read.

Jan 30, 2011

Really good series,should be read in order to get the benefit of references to past events, Never a dull moment.

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