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!
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order'
'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field'
'Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven -- or should that be hell?'
'Ferocious and funny'
'Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's novels are a real treat'
'Hurray for a new McRae'
'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?' 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
'Another brilliant, riveting police procedural. I'm green with envy!'
R D Wingfield
'Stuart MacBride goes straight for the jugular with a tight, thrilling novel'
'This intelligent, exciting police procedural should make the leading writers of the genre start looking over their shoulders'
'An impressive debut ! an edge-of-your-seat page-turner'
'A gritty, roller-coaster, in-your-face thriller'
Aberdeen Press and Journal
'A cracking new writer on the crime scene who hooks you from the first page and never lets you go. The action is ferocious and the pace unrelenting'
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||5th January 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Stuart MacBride was born in Dumbarton, near Glasgow and moved to Aberdeen at the age of two. After dropping out of university to work offshore he went to work for himself as a graphic designer, eventually becoming studio manager for a nationwide marketing company. He gave it all up to have a go at becoming an actor, until it became clear to him that he was never going to be good enough to make a decent living out of it. Whilst progressing through a whole new career in the IT sector ending up as project manager for a global IT ...More About Stuart MacBride