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In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best. There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.When a stash of explicit films turn up, all featuring the victim, it looks as if someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and Logan gets dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops, and S&M. To make matters worse, when they finally arrest the Granite City Rapist, Grampian Police are forced by the courts to let him go: Aberdeen Football Club's star striker has an alibi for every attack.
Could they really have got it so badly wrong? Logan thinks so, but the trick will be getting anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again. Especially as his girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is convinced the footballer is guilty, and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost.
©2007 Stuart MacBride; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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By Lesley on 09-13-09

GRITTY CRIME set in Aberdeen, Scotland

MacBride's characters are WONDERFUL, especially his hero?? Detective Sergeant Logan McRae. I question hero, because McRae is real enough to make 'blinders' of mistakes and errors of judgement. He is very human. The other character that I wait for is McRae's boss, Steele. Steele is magnificent! She's a bawdy, forthright, humourous and fearsome character. Actually she's much more than this, but you'll have to listen yourself to get the full measure of this creation. Quite honestly I wouldn't mind if there was NO plot because the interaction of the characters is so engaging. There is plot though and GOOD PLOT. John Sessions doesn't narrate - he performs brilliantly. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS !

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By Lee on 07-10-16

Great story line

Loved it, and but struggled with the different levels of volume which made it difficult to hear at times.

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By BlueQuill on 09-30-14

Great story, shame about the narrator

You know how they say golf is a good walk spoiled? This is the same, on two counts. First, Broken Skin is another great MacBride McRae story, aren't they all - complicated, witty, gritty, but who on earth decided to abridge it down to half a story and that John Sessions would be a good reader for it. Those two points alone stripped the stars from the rating. I have the paperback, I know the bits that are missing and they are IMPORTANT to the story. It makes me wonder whether the audiobook producers actually read the story at all. And John Sessions, a word of advice, stick to the comedy impressions, dear, because a serious audiobook narrator you are not. Sorry, but that is this experienced listener's opinion. YMMV of course.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

By Eddie on 05-06-12


just newly introduced to Stuart MacBride and he's awesome.. superb writer and I cant put my audio book down..already on book four ....fantastic!!

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