Saturday, 18 October 2014

Blue Wicked by Alan Jones

There is a cat killer operating in the Glasgow area.  Eddie the vet is asked to look into this, but he has suspicions that the killer might go onto humans.  Nobody in the police takes him seriously, even when the coincidences are too great to ignore.

This is the second book by this author and whilst I thoroughly recommended the first one to my father-in-law, I'm not sure I would recommend this one.  The first book was a more gentle tale.  This one is rather explicit, and at times nasty, in the murder scenes.

As an overall serial killer story, it was well set out with the reader being just a step ahead of Eddie and Catherine, the young policewoman who is helping him.  Even when the story was particularly nasty, I wanted to keep on reading to make sure that the killer got his justice.

I struggled a bit with the Glaswegian vernacular, but there was a glossary at the end for if I wasn't sure of anything.  Luckily there wasn't too much so it didn't take me out of the story.

I preferred the first story (The Cabinetmaker) but this is definitely an author I'd like to read more of.

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