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Bluebird
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Pickpick

5th book in the Inspector McLean series. I enjoy this series because each book has a paranormal element that makes it unique from the other police procedurals I have read. Oswald also created such memorable characters that I was able to jump right back into the series despite it being 2 years since I read the last one. This was my least favorite to date because although the story started and ended with a bang, the mid section was slow.

Bluebird Nevertheless, i won‘t wait another 2 years to read the next one. I look forward to finding out what is next for McLean and company 1mo
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Crime: A Novel | Irvine Welsh
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If you might be triggered by a damaged coke snorting violent teetering on the edge Scottish cop on medical leave in Miami with his wedding planning obsessed fiancée, don‘t read this. He is obsessed with ridding the world of evil, pedophiles top of the list, and brutal about it; badge or not. Welsh is an acquired taste, but worth it in the end with finger crossing fragile redemption.

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I just started the next book in the Inspector McLean series.

“He kneels before me like a penitent, face to the stone wall. The bag over his head means he can‘t see the indentations in the rock face…”

I get hooked by the first sentences. The first chapters are always intriguing and a great start to a compelling mystery. This one is no exception. I‘ve no idea where it will take me. I love trying to solve Oswald‘s murder mysteries!
#AwesomeAugust

Andrew65 Always good books. 1mo
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Kajillionaire

Klou Wow, this book's title is dramatic! Good job! 4mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
Crime | Irvine Welsh
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This is a dark read because it raises a lot of disturbing issues.

He weaves a good, gripping story and it held my interest all the way to the end.

Irvine Welsh never disappoints.

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Andrew65
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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On balance this was a very good introduction to a new series and a new character, a person who is going through a crisis and thinks a body found could be the son she gave up for adoption at birth. This leads us to find out a lot more about Rhône‘s character and as a result you quickly become attached to her. Quite a dark seedy side of Scotland and the odd sexualised bits (could do without those). I look forward to continuing this series.

EadieB Great review! 8mo
Andrew65 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary Book 15 for #JumpStart2022 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks 8mo
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EadieB
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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#Driftnet #LinAnderson #BuddyReads #BookSpinBingo

A teenage boy is found mutilated and murdered in an apartment building in Glasgow. Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is called to the scene where she discovers that the boy resembles her. She gave up a baby boy for adoption 17 years before. She sets out to find the boy's killer and determine whether he is her long-lost son. She immerses herself in the sinister world of an internet pedophile ring.

EadieB Some very powerful men have a lot to lose if she succeeds, and everything to gain if she dies. This is a gritty read on a sensitive subject matter - paedophilia and a warning of explicit sex scenes. The characters were well-drawn and the chapters and POV's switched between the main characters. There are lots of twists in the plot that keep the pages turning quickly until the end. 8mo
EadieB I'm now looking forward to reading the next book in the series. If you like gritty mystery/thrillers then I'm sure you will enjoy this one. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 8mo
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Andrew65 Totally agree with your review. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 8mo
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Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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Started the first book in the #RhonaMacLeod series, set in Glasgow.

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2020

Lizpixie Let me know if it‘s good👍 8mo
EadieB Hope you enjoy it! 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Enjoying it so far, has a dark feeling. 8mo
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Andrew65 @Lizpixie Will do. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I'm starting this one tonight. 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Quite a quick read. I‘m approaching the end. (edited) 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Nice to get a short one now and then! 8mo
Clwojick 🔥🔥🔥 8mo
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Driftnet | Lin Anderson
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First book in a series of many, many books. Set in grey, rainy Glasgow, but has the vibe of a bigger, international, more cosmopolitan city. It‘s a good start to a series, not great, 3,5 stars. I like Rhonda, the main character, who is a forensic scientist. I think she has a lot to give. This felt more like a character than story-driven book. I hope the writing will grow with the book and its characters.

EadieB I'm looking forward to reading this series! 9mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB I think it has potential! I‘m expecting it to get better. Wasn‘t bad by any means, but a bit short and a few weird things that didn‘t really work for me, but mainly an enjoyable read. 9mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads That's good to hear! It's hard to tell with the first book not always the best! 9mo
Andrew65 Still trying to get hold of this one. 9mo
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