From the No. 1 best-selling author of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead, comes a new crime thriller featuring DS Logan McRae.
McRae is finally getting back on his feet after the events of the past few years. Putting things behind him. Getting better ... But it was never going to last.
The first body is chained to a stake: strangled and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?
Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and McRae's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.
When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plots of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look...
Stuart MacBride is the author of several bestselling novels featuring DS Logan McRae including Shatter the Bones which reached No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. The Logan McRae series has already sold over 1.1. Million copies. MacBride is a multiple-award winning author, whose profile is continuing to ascend. More recently he undertook a literary crime tour for BBC Radio 4's Open Book and he continues to work with the forensic society researching his novels, and is involved in all manner of speaking events in his native Scotland.
Close to the Bone
Harper Collins Australia
Author: Stuart Macbride