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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart MacBride Narrator: Ian Hanmore Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 best-selling author of Shatter the Bones and Dark Blood

Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret...

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her 13th 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 12 years, always in the run-up to their 13th 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...

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 2/13/2014

    " It's a lot of fun to read a novel from this genre that is written by a writer who is not from the United States. Why? Because the endings are always just a little darker than an American reader would expect, which keeps you on your toes. The ending to this one is not cheery, and feels more authentic in many ways, but a bit of a stretch in others. The identity of the Birthday Boy was a bit of a reach for me, but it didn't matter because the storyline swirling around it was much more interesting and heartbreaking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 2/10/2014

    " dark, gritty and damn good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2014

    " I loved the Logan McRae series and decided to give this a go. Wasn't disappointed. Really enjoyed it and it kept me guessing until the end. The Alice character was my favourite though and added some humour to the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♥~Beth~♥ | 1/18/2014

    " I really wanted to love this book got as far as the shrink and lead cop getting on a overnight ferry of which we we're given every detail of...to much surrounding details not enough details of the crime/ the trying to solving for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiskrichard | 1/18/2014

    " DC Ash Henderson Scottish best "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carole | 12/15/2013

    " Really disappointed! Am a fan of Stuart McBride's Logan McRae books but didn't rate this book at all. It got good towards the end but also got very far-fetched! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/25/2013

    " This was ok. I found it a bit slow and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cat Cripps | 9/22/2013

    " All too chaotic and gratuitously violent - normally a Stuart MacBride fan but this one missed the mark for me. Terrible ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith Nixon | 6/13/2013

    " This remained an annoying book I didn't like the main character and the premise of a child serial killer I couldn't take to. The idea that the police officer investigating the case had had his own child taken but not told anyone didn't work for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Obisbooks | 3/24/2013

    " Not as good as the Logan McRae series, but same dark feel and characters that are barely holding on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/12/2013

    " A good read just not the most gripping thriller I've eveR read, couldn't get to like the characters as much as I'd liked to have done, I found I had to force myself to finish reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma Golesworthy | 2/10/2013

    " Another thoroughly enjoyable book by Stuart Macbride. It kept me guessing till the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo | 12/8/2012

    " I love Stuart MacBrides style of writing, I find him unputdownable. Really enjoyed this book but having got to love Ash (and Alice), I thought the ending was a bit of a let down! Hope there is a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 11/25/2012

    " Disturbing scenes of graphic violence, and much less appealing characters than DS McRae and DI Steele, but a compelling novel nontheless, with a plot that will keep you guessing to the end. No spoiler from me except to say that a sequel is clearly demanded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillingdon Libraries | 10/4/2012

    " Find this book at Hillingdon Libraries "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/15/2012

    " Completely over the top attitude, and attitude towards each other by the police officers. Just found it tedious violent and not very nice gave up part way through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Ward | 5/20/2012

    " Really enjoyed the fast pace of this book and the twists and turns, however the ending was a little flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine Bentley | 4/18/2012

    " Didn't really quite 'get it'. Maybe I'm naive about the world but there were some aspects of this book that seemed unbelievable as being aspects of the lives of thirteen year old girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Sutherland | 3/2/2012

    " The fictitious city of Oldcastle put me off for a while - I enjoy his descriptions of Aberdeen, and I missed the familiarity here. (Curiously, I'm not bothered by books set in places I don't know.) But after the first 150 page or so, it's a juggernaut. "

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