Taken from the Amazon Listing:
Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather…
It s DS Logan McRae s first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn t get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid s body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he s only the first. There s a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood.
Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn t careful, he could end up joining them…
The first of Stuart MacBride’s that I’ve tried and I really enjoyed it.
Logan is a typical damaged hero, rubbish love life, drinks a bit and doesn’t have a great relationship with all of his superior officers. This volume deals with the murder and mutilations of a number of young children (under-fives), and as such there were sections I found particularly hard to get through, but it was well worth the effort.
Logan and the team are vividly and realistically drawn, though there is still one question that came up at the start of the book I don’t think was entirely answered by the end, but Jackie doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
A great start to a series and I’ll be reading more.