Sleep Like the Dead by Alex Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There's a hitman in Glasgow: unpaid and angry, he's decided to settle his own debts...
in the city, Marianne Brogan can't sleep. She's plagued by a nightmare:
someone in the shadows, whispering threats, stalking her every move. To
make matters worse, Marianne can't get hold of her brother, Billy.
Despite knowing some shady characters from Glasgow's underworld, Billy's
always been there for her - until now.
DCI Lorimer and his team
are faced with a string of seemingly unconnected but professional
killings. Without witnesses or much conclusive evidence to build a case,
the officers are drawing a blank. Criminal psychologist Solly Brightman
is off the case due to budget cuts. But Solly is more closely connected
to the murders than he could possibly know . . . And as the hitman
plans a bloody ransom to get his fee, the race is on to find out just
who hired him - and who's next on the hit list.
Not really a who dunnit? but more of a how and why and how the police put together the evidence and bring the culprits to justice. If you're after a thriller that keeps you guessing this wouldn't be it but if you enjoy a gritty read with rounded characters and are a fan of police detective stories you'll probably enjoy it.
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