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As DCI Lorimer sees in the New Year, an unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow . Hood up, suddenly appearing out of the shadows, this dark figure is experimenting with murder, again and again.Faced with a string of seemingly unconnected victims, and picking up the case of a horrific fire that murdered a wealthy couple, Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solly Brightman for his insights. As the killer comes to closer to Lorimer himself and his family, can he unmask the serial murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?
Alex Gray does for Glasgow what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh, and breathes life into this industrialized corner of Scotland. This is not a cosy crime, but the well drawn characters and excellent plot kept the pages turning, almost against my will. A lot of very good writing comes from the northern reaches of the Continent, Britain and Canada – something in the water? Long, dark winters? It’s all to our advantage though, as it gives us such an amazing choice of really good authors when looking for the next ‘must read’ crime. And this is a real page turner.