The Skeleton Road : Karen Pirie

  • by Val McDermid
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Karen Pirie
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

International best-selling crime writer Val McDermid is one of the most dependable professionals in the mystery and thriller business, whose acutely suspenseful, seamlessly plotted novels have riveted millions of readers worldwide. In her latest, The Skeleton Road, she delivers a gripping standalone novel about a cold case that links to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.
In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out the bones may be from as far away as the former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it. The Skeleton Road is an edge-of-your-seat, unforgettable read from one of our finest crime writers.


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Slivers of Yugoslavia

What did you love best about The Skeleton Road?

The background subject was unique.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skeleton Road?

Several, but spoilers

Did Davina Porter do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Fair enough. I usually enjoy the speech patterns from "across the pond" but this was a little thick for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Too much analysis may punch gaps in the logic, but I enjoyed the story. I found the background of Yugoslavia fresh. Val McD always gives a good ride.

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- Music Makes the Difference

loved this story

It's always a pleasure to have a Val McDermid book at hand and even more of a treat when Davina Porter narrates.
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- Amazon Customer "crazy rottie mom"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books