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If you like the writing style of Tony Parsons' DC Wolfe series starting with, The Murder Bag, or John Verdon's Dave Gurney's novels starting with, Think of a Number, then this will probably be a book you enjoy. However, if you like a story without the gruesome descriptions painted in vivid detail then skip this read. The narration by Worsley is top notch. His tone, pitch, emotion and voice ranges makes the story even better. The quality of the recording is professional.
The character development is written well and sets up the series. The story is fairly complex and left me wondering & trying to guess whats happenes next. At times, I guessed correctly but still enjoyed how the author led me there. The character interaction and dialog has a wide range of emotions.
Without spoilers, skip this if you're looking for an action-packed read, or a police procedural without the vivid descriptions of events and characters you're made to hate and detest.
I rated the story four stars because the gore is more than necessary, but the quality of the narration is a solid five star. I will definitely be listening to the next MacBride book and will listen to anything by Worsley.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Couldn't finish. The gory details in the autopsy room were just too much and IMO gratuitous. Too bad because I was interested in the plot and the characters.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Brilliant story,humorous and entertaining. Well read.
Great writer,enjoyed every twist and turn. Looking forward to reading other books by this author.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
loved it characters really well described kept wanting to go on .
in fact lost sleep over listening to it !
lots of puzzles to work through
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Logan, what a brilliant man Mr MacBride has dragged into my world. Believable (just!) characters, extremely distressing in parts, tearful moments along with laugh out loud moments, all wrapped up in a cracker of a book that spat me out at the end bedraggled and wanting more, (maybe with just a few less gruesome, grim and wretched bits in it)
Steve Worsley's narration is magic, his voices brought the characters to life. Great job Mr Worsley.
If reading about decomposing sexually abused toddlers is your thing, then this is your book. MacBride lingered over the gore almost as if he was reveling in it. An interesting move for the first in the series. Logan swung between ‘hero cop’ and rather thick for the whole book. All that being said, I listened to the whole story and will listen to the next. There is the potential for good character development and the story is engaging. Just hoping the next won’t be quite so macabre.