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A Song for the Dying (Ash Henderson Novels) Kindle Edition
A heart-stopping crime thriller and the fourth consecutive No. 1 Bestseller from the author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.
Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside.
And then the killer just … disappeared.
Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years. His family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle’s most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison.
Now a nurse has turned up dead, a plastic doll buried beneath her skin, and it looks as if Ash might finally get a shot at redemption. At earning his freedom.
‘A powerful, swift-moving narrative … required reading for those who enjoy crime fiction with a bitter taste.’ Andrew Taylor, Spectator
‘A pungent sense of place … a vertiginous climax … Ash Henderson is mesmerisingly ruthless on the page’ Independent
‘Frightening stuff … a cast of characters to die for’ Sun
‘Darkly gripping … as smart a piece of crime fiction as you’re likely to read this year … or next.’ Sunday Sport
‘Fans of tartan noir will devour this fast-paced and in places shocking criminal thriller…a great story with some well thought-out plot lines and really well-developed characters’ Scottish Field
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James
‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.
The McRae novels have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame.
Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories.
He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona and cat, Grendel.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00DKEE2JS
- Publisher : HarperCollins (17 December 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1416 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 544 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 105,915 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As with book one this book is a bit far fetched in what happens to Ash along the way - probably more so in this book with how it all started. Like book one, we also have the dual storyline with the investigation occasionally taking a back seat as we concentrate on Ash's financial shenanigans.
Again like book one this is brutal and again I lost track of the parts of his body that had been injured along the way - I think I likened Ash to Cpt Scarlet in my review for that book. It's dark but also quite funny in places which helps keep the book balanced and the plotting is very cleverly worked out and had me running round chasing my tail throughout the book. really didn't see the half of that coming!
All in all a good solid follow up that clears my decks to start book three when I can get my grubby mitts on it.
Renault cars feature rather a lot as well.
Some good Scottish humor that is a bit like the Logan McCrae books (and I am really looking forward to the next one in that series).
Looking forward to the third book to see how things develop.
The identity of the killer was easy enough to predict, though (SPOILER ALERT) the motivation revealed at the end made very little sense. How does a qualified, trained and apparently competent medical professional - even if severely damaged from an abusive childhood - not know how babies are made?