Cold Granite (Logan McRae Series #1)

Cold Granite (Logan McRae Series #1)

by Stuart MacBride
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Cold Granite 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 391 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't understand why some people are rating THIS BOOK 1 or 2 stars because they dont like Harriet's reviews. She didnt write this book so why ruin the real author's rep by blasting on Harriet.....A rate and review is for the author ... not another reviewer. If you dont like her reviews, simply skip them, dont take it out in the author ... geez people! So for the person (s) who rated this book a 1 based on a dislike of another reviewer ... here's my 5 ... read the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read, and an author well worth following. I'm a great fan of this type of book and this style writing and I wasn't disappointed. I think you'll enjoy this book, go for it after all it's free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, not in any way is it making child abusers look like heros, if people would actually read the book they would see that! Its about an investigation trying to capture the ones responsible for hurting children. Maybe people would read the book before they write reviews it wouldnt make the writer look like a perv, this book in no way does that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very disturbing and hard to take from Page 1. There were graphic descriptions of autopsies and horrible murders; nasty perpetrators; sickening scenes; and a lot of foul language. The scenes described in Scottish slang were hard to understand but I caught the gist. I guess I’ll need to avoid the UK murder stories. It had a large number of typos, and missing paragraph separations, so that the action ran together when there should have been a passing of time shown. It does have appeal if you like gore and disgusting murders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! Had several mysteries in it, not just the main serial murders!! Definately a must read!!
mensageek More than 1 year ago
This book was a Free Friday offering. What a pleasant surprise: good writing, captured my interest from the first several pages, interesting characters. This is a great marketing tool to introduce readers to an author. An insatiable reader, I read everyday, across many genres including history, biography, politics, science and research. Reading mysteries, particularly forensics and procedurals, provides sheer diversion from my stressful job and more serious reading. How delightful to find a new detective set in a city I've read about only infrequently. Imagine getting to learn new idioms (wheelie-bins), foods (butteries), geography (River Don) and weather patterns ("Don't lie to the poor constable: this is Aberdeen...it never stops f*****' raining.") and all for free! I will gladly pay for the next Logan McRae book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 40 pages in and am very frustrated because of all the acronyms the author assumes we know. I have given up and for the most part guess or just don't bother as it is usually just a police officers rank or type of command center they had set up so it does not affect story line too bad in my opinion. Just would be nice to see proper procedures followed where an acronym is explained fully first before using in its shortened form. Oh well....still enjoying the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended
kimk1999 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. This was my first nook book. I'm hooked. The characters are developed nicely. Great scene detail. Only problems are the differences between American terms for things vs. English Terms. For the most part I knew most of the slag words, but there are a few I didn't know. I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow. Too much trivial detail. Very slow read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay, but not really my type. I would reccomened it, and it has a good vocabulary and plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book and highly recommmend to anyone who likes murder mysteries. The main character is very likeable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i still have not finished this book--i'm finding it difficult to read--doesn't hold my interest--i will finish it eventually because i would like to know who dit it but it's not an enjoyable read
McDr More than 1 year ago
Excellent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really my genre, but it was a interesting enough read. Serial killers and such. Good beach reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little to graphic for me. The description of some of the murders was a little disturbing, one autopsy made me want to throw up, but if you could get past them you would enjoy the book. All in all it was a decent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read but not for those with a low gag threshold. Not just a whodunit but a whodunwhattowhom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading both this book and Dying Light (Book 2), I've decided on a five-star rating (usually I don't rate anything at the top level). Beware, MacBride's gritty, but humorous, prose includes much swearing and vulgarity among both men and women of the Aberdeen police. However, rather than sounding gratuitous, it comes across as realistic. Beware, also, that his descriptions of victims and their autopsies are also realistic. His character development is seamless, without long, tedious descriptions. Although I'm not accustomed to the Scottish idiom and vernacular, in most cases it was easy enough to figure out what was being said. All in all, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got cold reading this. Between the weather in the story and subject matter its a chilling combo. Very interesting and didn't expect the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy police procedurals and English mysteries. Fans of Elizabeth George's novels will probably enjoy it. It can be a bit graphic in places but no more than Patricia Cornwell's books. I will defiinately read more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love legal thrillers, suspense, etc. It took me a while to get into this book, though, because of it being written by a Scottish author. However, once I got used to the language being written, I really got into the book. The author takes the book in a million different directions looking for the person responsible for the missing children, making the reader believe that it could be anyone, before he brings it all together with a wonderful climax in the last few chapters. He even adds one final surprise at the end. What stared out as a hard read, one that I almost gave up on, turned into one hell of a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although storyline was interesting, I grew tired of the foul language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty awesome book. Trust me, you won't get bored reading this one. It had a very interesting plot, some crazy characters, and once you start getting into the story (especially in the end), you won't be able to put the book down. P.S. not suitable for youngsters, this is more of a mature read, due to language, graphic scenes, and violence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago