Shatter the Bones

by Stuart MacBride

Part of the Logan McRae Series

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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.

 

Logan McRae series:
1. Cold Granite
2. Dying Light
3. Broken Skin   
4. Flesh House
5. Blind Eye
6. Dark Blood
7. Shatter the Bones

8. Close to the Bone

 

Sarah Broadhurst

Shatter the Bones Synopsis

'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!

 

Logan McRae series:
1. Cold Granite
2. Dying Light
3. Broken Skin   
4. Flesh House
5. Blind Eye
6. Dark Blood
7. Shatter the Bones

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780007344246
Publication date: 5th January 2012
Author: Stuart MacBride
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Stuart MacBride Press Reviews

Praise for Stuart MacBride: 'Hurray for a new McRae
Sun

'A terrific writer ! bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight'
The Times

'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'
Simon Kernick

'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'
Mark Billingham

'If you're looking for taut narrative, gut-churning incident, strong characterisation ! then look no further'
Reginald Hill

'Ferocious and funny'
Val McDermid

'A terrific writer ! McRae makes John Rebus seem like a compliant wimp ! bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight'
The Times

'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?'
Express

'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'
Independent

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About Stuart MacBride

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 ...

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