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Dying Light

Logan McRae, Book 2
Lu par : Steve Worsley
Durée : 12 h et 38 min
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Description

The number one best-selling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller.

It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying....

It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying....

It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae, it's a bad start to another bad day.

Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside.

And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab....

©2017 Stuart MacBride (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critiques

" Dying Light is a wonderfully gripping and grim second outing for Logan McRae.... Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order." (Mark Billingham)

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KarenO
  • 28/07/2017

Loved it!!

This was one of my favorite books of the year. The dialogue is great and the gallows humor priceless.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Allison
  • 31/12/2017

I Tried

Logan is the shining star of the police force. Violence, violence, violence. Logan screws up. Someone/everyone is mad at Logan or each other. Violence, violence, violence. Logan is about to get sacked. Logan feels bad. Insert Keystone Kop behavior. Logan saves the day.
IMO if the story/characters lack depth by the end of the 2nd book it’s time to move on.

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  • hollie white
  • 09/12/2017

Steel always steals the show

Would you listen to Dying Light again? Why?

Yes. I love the Stuart MacBride series. The books are fast paced and the characters excellently developed. I am still plowing through the series, but if I went back and reread I'd probably find things I missed the first time. Plus, although the main character is great, I'd read them all over again just for DI Steel

What other book might you compare Dying Light to and why?

This series is pretty stand out for me. I've not read such a gritty and humorous crime series like this before where I could compare it to anything else.

Any additional comments?

I see on Goodreads that people knock DI Steel, but I find her the best character. She's horrendously brazen and obtuse. She's the funniest interruption in the series and underneath all her scratching, threats and bullying her heart comes through like a beacon. I normally read though a book or a series and the characters are just that, but Steel is probably my favorite character of any books that I have read - and I AM ALWAYS listening to books. To Mr. MacBride - please don't ever kill her off as she brings a fantastic element to your series.

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  • Margaret
  • 30/10/2018

Don't Waiste Your Money

Poor writing, horriable narration...I expected better from very talented Mac Bride. A high school student could write better.

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  • Carolyn E. Golding
  • 25/02/2018

Very Disappointing

I try to avoid being negative, but am very disappointed with the 2nd Logan McRea novel. My problem comes from the language which seems to be one long run of curses and constant use of the "F" word. There may be people somewhere who talk like this, but I have never met any of them. It just distracts from the story when every sentence of dialogue is loaded with foul language.
Sadly I think I am finished with Logan McRae. There are too many other novels to choose from.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anne
  • 25/02/2018

Happy to have found a new series to listen to

What did you love best about Dying Light?

Logan McRae is a talented, well intentioned policeman who seems to manage to not quite stuff things up.

What about Steve Worsley’s performance did you like?

Easy-to-listen-to scottish accent. Good with voices.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Russell Stuart
  • 12/11/2017

Great book.

Great storyline, looking forward to book 3. Narrator was perfect for book, job well done