22 Dead Little Bodies – Stuart MacBride – 7/10

“The Espace pulled forward up the ramp, apparently unaware that they had nearly had an extra three passengers in the back seat, complete with patrol car.”


So, I’m not getting a lot of reading done at the moment. See Exhibit 1: a 3-month-old Bookmark. I’ve written about it ad nauseam.

I read this in two sittings (over two days).

Great fiction it’s not, but:

– I’ve never read any of the others in the series, and had no trouble with the characters or any pre-events (there’s one bit that seems a little out of character so now I want to read the earlier books to make sense of it!)

– It was definitely gripping and I plowed through the pages

– It’s got a very strong sense of setting in Aberdeen – a great mix of accents, local landmarks, the mix of suburbia and a seedier underbelly

– Both McRae and Steel are well-developed characters (Steel felt somewhat caricatured) and minor characters are left to be just that.

Good fun.

Additional information

Copy turned up unsolicited in the post, I presume from the publisher!
Publisher: HarperCollins, 172 pages (paperback)
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