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Thicker Than Water: A DCI Logan Crime Thriller Paperback – 21 June 2019
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- Publisher : Zertex Crime (21 June 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 338 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1912767139
- ISBN-13 : 978-1912767137
- Dimensions : 12.85 x 2.16 x 19.84 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 61,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Definitely got a few twists and turns to this story and I can really say “well I didn’t see that coming”.....no spoilers here, but it was definitely a bit out of left field.
Very good.....ready for book three now.
I am looking forward to Book 3 in the series.
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Now he's back with the team from the first book permanently. And what a team they are.
I love the different characters, the development and underlying humour that runs through these books, it makes it so much more enjoyable to read.
But the story and the way it keeps you guessing all the way through is a masterpiece.
So, in summary it's well written, great story and characters you can't help but love.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes to read regardless of their favourite genre.
My favourite genre is Sci fi, but I can't stop coming back for more adventures with Logan and his team.
I've already pre-ordered book 3, have you?
DCI Jack Logan is swapping his role as Head of the Major Investigation Team in Glasgow for what he hopes is a more sedate lifestyle in Inverness. He's had his fill of murder and the depths of depravity that man can go to. On his drive up to Inverness he gets a call directing him to the edge of Loch Ness where the body of a young woman has been found by two teenagers who sneaked out at night for a small liaison. They had decided to take a late night dip and somehow the body had came up from under the water as they came back to the shore. The eyes of the victim had been removed and there were various holes in her skull.
After the autopsy the pathologist had determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma despite the fact that body was found in the water wrapped in tarpaulin and bound with rope.
The body was that of a much beloved local school teacher. DCI Logan and his crew have to find the killer, from a list of suspects, her ex-husband a drug addict who she's divorced from, an East European gangster who Logan had driven out of Glasgow many years earlier or is it someone closer to home.
It's dark at times but there's also the Scottish sarcastic humour and the banter between the team is quite good. An excellent series by JD Kirk.
The book is 336 pages and 47 chapters - the format is set as a fast paced, easy to read crime novel.
The novels have a strong sense of their location and this is no exception. Immediately, the reader is told about the weather, the remoteness, the tourists, the locals and many other elements that create a definitely Scottish atmosphere.
Jack has moved from the city so is meeting a few of the characters for the first time - great for the reader as we get to know then through him. The book is written in the third person but the narrative follows Jack most of the time, so we get to understand him and invest enough in him to want the murder to be solved.
Both the narrative and the dialogue is written in a slight Scottish accent - its not over powering but enough to be noticed and I found myself saying a few of the phrases in my head to see how they sounded.
Jack is a classic fictional detective - clever and intuitive, admired by his colleagues but with a personal life torn apart by his devotion to the job.
The author swaps between locations from chapter to chapter, often ending with a cliff hanger that keeps the reader staying hooked and wanting more.
Pleasingly, the ending is exciting but not ridiculous. Once we know the details of the murder the author then goes onto set up for the next novel, establishing Jack firmly in his new environment.
This series is outstanding but it is very good and I'm enjoying getting to know Jack Logan