Blue Wicked

Blue Wicked

The tortured corpses of young alcoholics and drug addicts are turning up in Glasgow and only Eddie Henderson seems to know why. When he tries to tell the police, his information is ridiculed and he’s told to stop wasting their time.
One officer, junior detective Catherine Douglas, believes him, and together they set out to discover why the dregs of Glasgow’s underbelly are being found, dead and mutilated.
My thoughts:
This is the 2nd book by Alan that I’ve read. This was a well written book , fast paced and keeps you turning the pages. The short chapters told about a different character  adds to the fast pace of the book.
A word of warning though. If you are of a disposition that cannot stomach descriptions of cruelty to animals, told in a graphic style and also a liberal sprinkling of swear words, then this may not be a book for you.
I personally found it added to the realism of the book and we all know at times life can be cruel.
At the onset of the book we find Eddie a veterinary surgeon investigating a series of animal deaths that involving cruelty and poison.
Later in the narrative Eddie joins forces with Catherine, a young DC. who is investigating a series of murders that bear an eerie resemblance to the animal deaths.
Could they be committed by the same person?
This book was written about  an area I know well. West central Scotland which added to my enjoyment of the book. But equally it could’ve been set in any part of the UK.
If you like your crime gritty,gruesome and fast paced then this could be the book for you. I recommend it. Well done Alan Jones. A worthy five stars.





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