The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free...
When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history. Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again. When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks...Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.
I couldn't wait to start this book as I had read the previous two and was grateful that I had been given these books. I also enjoyed the the story was about an old case that they had to find out if it was the original killer or a copy cat and they had to find out the hard way.
This book was rather gory and full of bloody details, it did kind of make my skin crawl but not enough that I stopped reading and I was reading just before bed but I didn't get any nightmares (but then I watch horrors at night and still don't get nightmares from it so I guess I'm just strange) and I still eat meat (the original suspect was a butcher) even after some of the crime scenes were described.
I'm hooked on the series and since this was the last of the books I had been given I had a look if the library has any of the missing titles and have reserved the rest of the books. I'm glad that the books don't have to be read in order as I pick by the story line which one I want to read and often it is the last one first. There were a few things that would have made more sense if I had read the books in order but the crimes were easy to follow it is just the relationships between the officers.
One of the main characters were affected by The Flesher and had to deal with decisions made a long time ago.
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