Shatter the Bones : Logan McRae

  • by Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by Steve Worsley
  • Series: Logan McRae
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood.
'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed. 'Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, and everyone loves them.
But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere.
It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher…


What the Critics Say

"A terrific writer … bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight." (The Times)
"Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field … etched in the darkest of hues and with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself." (Independent)
"Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series of novels are a real treat." (Simon Kernick)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Like the Logan MacCrae series? You'll like this.

More of the same smart but gritty detective work from Logan MacCrae in this book. The toxic atmosphere in the station is still there, as are the life-like relationships with the other officers. The raw (but funny) Scottish street humour is also present, along with a healthy dose of colloquial Scottish terminology, which might cause some head-scratching for non-Brits. Overall a good read.
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- Paul

difficult to understand the narrator

Would you try another book from Stuart MacBride and/or Steve Worsley?

I love reading macbride books but found the 3 I have just purchased in audible format impossible to understand with any ease due to the strong accent of the narrators. Having to replay constantly to understand dialogue is frustrating. Then again, most people say they can't understand us Aussies either!....

What could Stuart MacBride have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Change narrators ( unfortunately including himself- sorry)

How did the narrator detract from the book?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm sure the stories would have been as good as other macbride books but unable to finish in audible format

Any additional comments?

Love Logan and his fellow characters in the cop shop!

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- M O Wheat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins