Birthdays for the Dead
The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge.Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret…Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year... show more
The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge.Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret…Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.The tabloids call him ‘The Birthday Boy’. He’s been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.But Ash hasn’t told anyone about Rebecca’s birthday cards – they all think she’s just run away from home – because if anyone finds out, he’ll be taken off the investigation. And he’s sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter’s killer gets what he deserves…
Publish date: January 5th 2012
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
This book is a stripped down muscle car, roaring with unbridled horsepower, racing like the literary equivalent of Steve McQueen in BULLITT through dark territory, pedal to the metal without headlights, questionable brakes and Steve himself at the wheel, taking the story through it's paces, hitting ...
The writing style of Stuart Macbride is such that you will either love or hate him. Birthdays for the Dead is the first in what I presume will be a series of novels featuring unorthodox and nonconformist detective constable Ash Henderson. The Birthday Boy has been kidnapping and murdering young gir...
Scottish Noir-it's a thing. I finished my first book in this genre and it will not be the last. This is more of a psychological thriller than a horror novel, but that doesn't make this story any less horrific. MacBride's way of telling the story took a little getting used to-there are a lot of hol...
Was looking for some relaxing reading, and decided that rather than continue [b:Strange Things and Stranger Places|451436|Strange Things and Stranger Places|Ramsey Campbell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1255575658s/451436.jpg|440064], I'd pick up MacBride. Because apparently gritty and rather grueso...
Read my review at: Birthdays for the Dead