A taste for the grue­some

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - BOOKS - by Stu­art MacBride Harper JACQ ELLEM

TO be­gin with, this is not for the faint- hearted. Nor is it a Miss Marple/ Mid­somer Mur­ders style of Bri­tish crime story.

It’s dark and grue­some.

Set in and around Aberdeen, this is the fourth in­stal­ment of the Lo­gan McRae se­ries.

But you don’t need to read the oth­ers to pick up the story or characters as you can find your way eas­ily enough.

Flesh House hinges on a past and a present crime spree. The po­lice thought they put a se­rial killer away 20 years ago; a man who killed and dis­mem­bered his vic­tims and then left a lit­tle some­thing in the freezer.

When he’s re­leased and the crimes start up again, there are more unan­swered ques­tions than ever – and they don’t point back to the same sus­pect.

Flesh House takes in the vul­ner­a­ble as­pects of polic­ing that we don’t of­ten see: how the po­lice cope in­di­vid­u­ally and how the job af­fects their fam­i­lies. And then it will scare the pants off of you. I re­peat it’s not for those of a mild dis­po­si­tion, es­pe­cially when you see how eas­ily our food chain can be com­pro­mised.

Hav­ing said that, if you love your Scot­tish au­thors and their grisly tales, Stu­art MacBride is not to be missed. Get your dis­counted copy of Flesh House us­ing the coupon be­low.

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