Monday, 1 August 2016

Review: Flesh House by Stuart Macbride

Flesh House (Logan McRae, #4)
Those who like their crime thrillers diamond hard (but shot through with macabre humour) need look no further than Stuart MacBride. As Flesh House, his latest, once again proves, he has few equals in this area, and is more than worthy of the ever-growing legion of admirers he is gleaning. His tough protagonist, Logan McRae, is once again negotiating the mean streets of Aberdeen, with violence and threat forever at his elbow. Those who have read Cold Granite, Dying Light and Broken Skin will know what to expect here -- and they'll be aware that they're not in for a comfortable ride.
The city is in a state of fear. Some 20 years ago, the Grampian police nailed a particularly vicious serial killer known as The Flesher, a monster who had claimed victims throughout the country. But one of those frequent legal appeals which so often release dangerous criminals into the community has freed him, and when a container with human body parts appears at Aberdeen harbour, it looks like the stage is once again set for carnage on a massive scale. DS Logan McRae (along with his less experienced colleague, Chief Constable Mark Faulds from Birmingham -- who was on the original team tracking down The Flesher), finds himself in charge of one of the most ambitious manhunts city has ever seen. And then members of the original team tracking down their serial killer prey (whose real name is Ken Wiseman) begin to disappear -- and more human meat is making grisly appearances. All of this is delivered with the requisite grasp of tension and characterisation that we have come to expect from Stuart MacBride. There are those who will feel he has gone too far inFlesh House in confronting the less savoury aspects of human behaviour, but fans of uncompromising crime writing will be in their element.
Kerry's review 5 of 5 stars 

Book four in the Logan McRae series and I think this has been the goriest one so far.
What I liked about this one was that it was slightly different. In the previous books we have got a little POV from the killer but in this one it was from one of the victims how she was feeling trough out her ordeal.
I really like the banter that the main characters have I have said this in previous reviews about the first three books but it makes the crime aspect of the story slightly bearable. The author has got the description of Aberdeen down to a T and I can picture everything so clearly, helps that I am from Aberdeen myself I think that is another reason I like these books so much.
Glad a friend recommended this series to me,

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