Broken Skin

Broken Skin

Nearly bouncing back from a transfer, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is still looking at nothing but dead ends. His only chance of escaping his current post is to get noticed. Not that any of the cases he’s working on are the type that you want to get noticed for. For starters, someone dumped a dying man outside the hospital. McRae’s boss D.I. Roberta Steel and her team ca...

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Title:Broken Skin
Author:Stuart MacBride
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Broken Skin Reviews

  • Carolyn

    I really love this series set in dark, grimy Aberdeen with great characters and this third episode is no exception. Not only does DS Logan McRae have a lot on his plate, but he's stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to serve two masters, the grumpy, irascible DS Insch and the indolent, work-shy DI Steel. First there is a serial rapist on the loose, the police even have a pretty good idea who he is but he always has an alibi and catching him is proving impossible. Then there is the large

    I really love this series set in dark, grimy Aberdeen with great characters and this third episode is no exception. Not only does DS Logan McRae have a lot on his plate, but he's stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to serve two masters, the grumpy, irascible DS Insch and the indolent, work-shy DI Steel. First there is a serial rapist on the loose, the police even have a pretty good idea who he is but he always has an alibi and catching him is proving impossible. Then there is the large series of burglaries needing to be solved, a ten year old highly dangerous murderer who is approving impossible to catch, what looks like an accidental BDSM death of a porn star and a much loathed lawyer (nicknamed Sandy the Snake) who gets beaten up.

    Along with DC Rennie and DC Rickard, Logan takes on everything thrown at him with little complaint and mostly gets on with it, steering a careful path in keeping out of Steel and Insch's lines of sight. Logan's girlfriend PC Jackie Watson is also grumpy most of the book, outraged that the rapist has so far got away with it and her obsession with the case is threatening her relationship with Logan. However, it's not all grim and gritty with lots of humour woven into the many layers of the book. DS Insch's theatre group's rehearsals of the Mikado are fair game as is Logan's fear that, when the corpulent Insch gets upset and turns purple, he will finally blow a gasket. Poor DC Rickards gets much ribbing over his far reaching knowledge of BDSM and a lot of very sexually inappropriate comments from Steel and Logan learns more about the BDSM scene and the porn film industry than he ever wanted to know. For a clever detective Logan makes quite a few blunders, but finally has a lightbulb moment towards the end of the book satisfactorily tying up some loose ends. 4.5★

  • Phrynne

    This one was a real page turner and the best of his books I have read so far. In the manner of most Scottish crime books it was dark and gritty and frequently bordering on gruesome but it was also funny in parts and very easy to read. Logan McCrae is your typical dour Scotsman, taking everything on the chin and in this book there is a lot for him to take! Some of it is his own fault as he continues to have very poor taste in girlfriends and is also apparently unable to leave his phone turned off

    This one was a real page turner and the best of his books I have read so far. In the manner of most Scottish crime books it was dark and gritty and frequently bordering on gruesome but it was also funny in parts and very easy to read. Logan McCrae is your typical dour Scotsman, taking everything on the chin and in this book there is a lot for him to take! Some of it is his own fault as he continues to have very poor taste in girlfriends and is also apparently unable to leave his phone turned off when he is trying to have a day off. But of course these are the things which make for a good story and this one is very good. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next.

  • Rachel the Book Harlot

    contains everything I’ve come to expect from the Logan McRae series: entertaining and likeable characters, dark humor, and entertaining crime solving. This installment didn’t feel as seemingly lighthearted, if you can call it that, in the dark humor department as the previous books, but it still had its moments.

    contains everything I’ve come to expect from the Logan McRae series: entertaining and likeable characters, dark humor, and entertaining crime solving. This installment didn’t feel as seemingly lighthearted, if you can call it that, in the dark humor department as the previous books, but it still had its moments.

    Fans of Detective Inspector Steel will be happy to know that she's back in all her glory. Detective Inspector Insch also gets quite a bit of page time. Both are extremely fun in their own way, but DI Steel always steals the show. Her interaction with Logan, and Logan’s reaction to her when they work a case together, is priceless.

    As usual, Logan is working more than one case. This time, however, it felt like there was a little too much going on. Things felt a bit scattered and not as cohesive as in previous books. Also, some of the outcomes felt a little too coincidental and far-fetched.

    I had a hard time with some of Logan’s actions and decisions. As has been the case with both Book 1 & 2, Logan can sometimes be self-absorbed and not as empathetic as he should be. Here it was a little more than usual. Also, as has been my complaint in the past, I cannot understand how he could miss such obvious clues. I just want to shake him at times, and say:

    But, I guess this is something I will have just have to get used to when it comes to Logan.

    Despite those minor issues, I still enjoyed

    very much. It’s not my favorite of the series so far, Book 2

    holds that honor, but it was still a good read and a great addition.

    Recommended for fans of the series.

  • Ellen

    Broken Skin by Stuart McBride.

    Just a note to readers: This book is also under the title "Bloodshot".

    Detective Sargeant Logan MacRae is on the outs in a place where he doesn't want to be. At one end D.I. Roberta Steel is in charge and he's at her discretion and at the other end DI Insch has him at his beck and call. Logan wants to be near either one of them, but to get back to his usual post at headquarters before his demotion the choice is anything but his. (Personally I'd take Insch over Steel

    Broken Skin by Stuart McBride.

    Just a note to readers: This book is also under the title "Bloodshot".

    Detective Sargeant Logan MacRae is on the outs in a place where he doesn't want to be. At one end D.I. Roberta Steel is in charge and he's at her discretion and at the other end DI Insch has him at his beck and call. Logan wants to be near either one of them, but to get back to his usual post at headquarters before his demotion the choice is anything but his. (Personally I'd take Insch over Steel any day).

    A dying man has been dumped by the emergency. His wounds are anything except self inflicted and definitely not common...in fact never before seen. At the same time a serial rapist is at large and their only suspect is a beloved soccer star who has an air tight alibi for when all the assaults took place. The newspapers take pride in degrading any move the police make in apprehending this celebrity. It appears to be a lose-lose situation for the police.

    Then there's the 10 year old murderer. A seriously dangerous child that Logan wants to not just apprehend(if that's possible) but delve into his background and find the reason behind these crimes.

    It's not just the story that keeps me on this (award winning)series; it's the life of DS Logan MacRae. His comrades, good/bad/indifferent, and is love life with Jackie Watson. My personally choice is more of Logan working with Duguid who is now down in the cold case files cellar and less of DI Steel.

  • Brenda

    3.5

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    When the attractive young woman he’d chosen as his next victim fought back, he was shocked to discover he’d been set up – PC Jackie Watson had set out to catch the serial rapist and it seemed she had done just that. So why and how did it all go wrong? In the meantime, Jackie’s boyfriend, DS Logan McRae had headed to the hospital – a body had been dumped outside A&E but had breathed his last…

    With the investigations dipping into the seediest parts of Aberdeen, both DI Steel and DS Insch w

    3.5

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    When the attractive young woman he’d chosen as his next victim fought back, he was shocked to discover he’d been set up – PC Jackie Watson had set out to catch the serial rapist and it seemed she had done just that. So why and how did it all go wrong? In the meantime, Jackie’s boyfriend, DS Logan McRae had headed to the hospital – a body had been dumped outside A&E but had breathed his last…

    With the investigations dipping into the seediest parts of Aberdeen, both DI Steel and DS Insch were at their wits’ end. The resources of the team were stretched to the limit; night bled into day and again into night – and the alibis and innuendos proved nothing and solved nothing. As Jackie kept a dogged eye on her suspect, totally convinced he was guilty, Logan had no idea which way to turn – his gut feeling was strong, but he needed the evidence. The cases mounted as did the bodies – would McRae live up to his solve rate? Or would he fail miserably this time?

    by Stuart MacBride is the 3rd in the Logan McRae series and it didn’t seem a lot different to the first two. There were several cases running parallel in this novel and I did find it a little difficult to keep them separated. But it’s gritty and tense; a definite thriller – a little over the top though with the amount of detail on the drinking, smoking and eating! If you like dark and gruesome, go for it!

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