January 2012 Book of the Month.
The 7th Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. The kidnapping of a mother/daughter singing sensation from the latest reality TV smash hit becomes a living hell for DS Logan McRae unless he can find the kidnapped victims before it's too late. With no forensics to go on, time running out and the media and the public baying for McRae's blood he must do something, and fast.
'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!
|Publication date:||5th January 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 07/11/2021
Praise for Stuart MacBride: 'Hurray for a new McRae
'A terrific writer ! bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight'
'Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series of novels are a real treat'
'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order by a writer whose dark star is most definitely on the rise'
'If you're looking for taut narrative, gut-churning incident, strong characterisation ! then look no further'
'Ferocious and funny'
'A terrific writer ! McRae makes John Rebus seem like a compliant wimp ! bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight'
'One of the most disturbing and uncompromising novels in the highly successful Logan McRae series ! admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven -- or should that be hell?'
'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field ! The McRae books sport some of the pithiest snapshots of urban life this side of Irvine Welsh ! etched in the darkest of hues and with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself'
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s picture book. Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds. Stuart MacBride is the author of several bestselling novels featuring DS Logan McRae, including Shatter the Bones, which reached No. 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list.The McRae novels have won him the CWA's Dagger in ...More About Stuart MacBride