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Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2)

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

An Acute Look At Violent Dark City

MacBride has created a dark and violent fictionsl version of Aberdeen Scotland. His relentless police detective is deluged by murder after murder and McBride spares no detail of the brutality if these crimes...McBride's books are the most violent I have read. NOT ligh...
MacBride has created a dark and violent fictionsl version of Aberdeen Scotland. His relentless police detective is deluged by murder after murder and McBride spares no detail of the brutality if these crimes...McBride's books are the most violent I have read. NOT light entertainment, but a "no holds barred" world of cold blooded criminals hunted by a tireless investigator, backed up by a girlfriend who may be the toughest person in this ultra-violent city.

I get through MacBride's books by skimming over the most violent portions....pages of torture and detailed descriptions of human remains....which means skipping 10% of the book.

MacBride's gift is making this imaginary Aberdeen seem very real, and the reader is an eyewitness to its horrors. His weakness is his unwillingness to ever spare the reader some of the gory details or provide breaks in the nightmares. There is never a sunny day in Aberdeen, just one dark night after another.

posted by Alan_Houston on December 25, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Too annoying to finish

The supporting characters are so awful, if I were the protagonist, I'd either shoot myself or them!

posted by 17261230 on March 31, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    An Acute Look At Violent Dark City

    MacBride has created a dark and violent fictionsl version of Aberdeen Scotland. His relentless police detective is deluged by murder after murder and McBride spares no detail of the brutality if these crimes...McBride's books are the most violent I have read. NOT light entertainment, but a "no holds barred" world of cold blooded criminals hunted by a tireless investigator, backed up by a girlfriend who may be the toughest person in this ultra-violent city.

    I get through MacBride's books by skimming over the most violent portions....pages of torture and detailed descriptions of human remains....which means skipping 10% of the book.

    MacBride's gift is making this imaginary Aberdeen seem very real, and the reader is an eyewitness to its horrors. His weakness is his unwillingness to ever spare the reader some of the gory details or provide breaks in the nightmares. There is never a sunny day in Aberdeen, just one dark night after another.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

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    Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel⿿s ⿿Screw-up Squad⿠after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen⿿s police force, Steel⿿s team is made up of the ⿿no-hopers,⿠the most worthless or inexperienced members of the homicide department, and Logan will do anything to prove he doesn⿿t belong there. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. At least not until another prostitute ends up dead.   Although both cases seem simple on the surface---turns out the fire⿿s victims are part of a drug dealer⿿s inner circle, and what fate is to be expected for working girls in Aberdeen⿿s red-light district? --- in Stuart MacBride⿿s hands, what⿿s going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears.   A detailed authenticity combines with a dark Scottish sense of humor and a lively cast of characters in MacBride⿿s unputdownable second novel, confirming his status as a rising star of crime fiction.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Another good read from MacBride

    All the Logan McRae novels are excellent, this one included.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    A good read for the bus

    Page turner. Doesn't require a lot of brain power to follow. Great book to read on the bus to work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Logan McRae

    Love this series.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Good

    This is just as good as the first one's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    These look like cool books

    Seem interesting..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Intense!

    This is a very intense book. I really enjoy DI Insch eating different candies all the time. It helps lighten the strong story. This book in NOT for the weak! It takes a little bit of effort to get used to the British spellings and phrases. I would like to read another type of murder mystery by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Decent read

    Overall decent. Slow at times, but kept my interest.

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  • Posted April 17, 2013

    Holds interest - tests sensibilities

    MacBride writes fascinating characters and engrossing stories. It is difficult to put his books down and this one is no exception. That being said you may find your stomach tested for tolerance to the graphic description of pure gore that he describes in such detail. while I found myself curious to follow further adventures of his characters, I ultimately had to leave off any further reading of the series due to revulsion to the pure bloodiness.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    try it and you will like it

    It took getting used to in the first book. After a few chapters, I fell in love with the characters. A good read!

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