A Litter of Bones by JD Kirk (DCI Logan 1)

September 7, 2019

Was the biggest case of his career the worst mistake he ever made?

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed 'Mister Whisper,' earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.

Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow's Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.

And what he did.

When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home.

But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?

And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?

A Litter of Bones is the explosive debut crime thriller novel from JD Kirk, an exciting new voice in Scottish crime fiction. Perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, Ian Rankin, Chris Brookmyre, and Stuart Macbride.

'A phenomenal novel.' - M.A. Comley

 

My Review

Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours and JD Kirk for my e-copy of debut novel and the first in a new Scottish detective series introducing DCI Jack Logan, A Litter of Bones.

When a young boy goes missing whilst out walking his dog with his Father, DCI Logan investigates a case eerily reminiscent of a case he cracked ten years ago, when he captured a child killer dubbed, The Whisper Man.

Did Logan arrest the wrong killer ten years ago?

Adamant he never, he goes about his work with ferocity as he hunts down this new sinister killer.

Logan is a very powerful protagonist, he takes no prisoners and is not afraid to push boundaries and it’s like he feels a responsibility to look after the innocent victims.

I also liked his team, all books have the backing team but in this they feel a little more involved, particularly DI Forde and DS McQuarrie. This team helps to add a nice mix and ensure some humour throughout.

Whilst it’s another Scottish detective series, this a very strong new entrant into the arena, JD Kirk instantly places himself near the top of the pile, this is a strongly plotted, atmospheric, polished debut.

Easy to pick up, inviting writing and cracking pace to the story, it’s certainly a page turner, with perfectly timed twists and a jaw dropping finale, this is top drawer.

I can’t wait to move onto the next in the series.

Highly Recommended

5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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JD Kirk lives in the wilds of Scotland, where he spends his days making stuff up and writing it down. He lives with his wife, two children, one dog, and – if his daughter has anything to do with it – a cat in the very near future.

Having been writing in various genres for over a decade, JD turned his attention to crime fiction in May 2019, and hasn’t looked back. A Litter of Bones is his first crime novel, and the first of his hundred-plus books that his wife could bring herself to read.

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Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19106689.JD_Kirk

Website: http://www.jdkirk.com

 

One Comment

  • Sarah Hardy September 7, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Thanks as always for your support Alex on the blog tours. x

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