Broken Skin

  • by Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by John Sessions
  • 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best. There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.When a stash of explicit films turn up, all featuring the victim, it looks as if someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and Logan gets dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops, and S&M. To make matters worse, when they finally arrest the Granite City Rapist, Grampian Police are forced by the courts to let him go: Aberdeen Football Club's star striker has an alibi for every attack.Could they really have got it so badly wrong? Logan thinks so, but the trick will be getting anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again. Especially as his girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is convinced the footballer is guilty, and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost.


What the Critics Say

"John Sessions brings the brilliantly drawn cast of characters to gorgeous - and horrible! - life." (Kati Nicholl, The Express)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, shame about the narrator

You know how they say golf is a good walk spoiled? This is the same, on two counts. First, Broken Skin is another great MacBride McRae story, aren't they all - complicated, witty, gritty, but who on earth decided to abridge it down to half a story and that John Sessions would be a good reader for it. Those two points alone stripped the stars from the rating. I have the paperback, I know the bits that are missing and they are IMPORTANT to the story. It makes me wonder whether the audiobook producers actually read the story at all. And John Sessions, a word of advice, stick to the comedy impressions, dear, because a serious audiobook narrator you are not. Sorry, but that is this experienced listener's opinion. YMMV of course.
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- BlueQuill


just newly introduced to Stuart MacBride and he's awesome.. superb writer and I cant put my audio book down..already on book four ....fantastic!!
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- Eddie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited