The Damage Done : Inspector McLean

  • by James Oswald
  • Narrated by Ian Hanmore
  • Series: Inspector McLean
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Damage Done by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore. The sixth book in James Oswald's phenomenal Inspector McLean series set in Edinburgh.
Inspector McLean is back in the next gripping instalment in James Oswald's best-selling crime series. McLean must investigate the seedy goings-on of an exclusive and secretive society catering to the rich and powerful of the city. Somehow it is linked to a particularly gruesome cold case from 20 years ago - McLean's first case with the force.
The Damage Done follows Natural Causes, the R&J summer highlight; The Book of Souls; The Hangman's Song; Dead Men's Bones; and Prayer for the Dead.


What the Critics Say

Praise for James Oswald: "A star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene." (Daily Record)
"Crime fiction's next big thing." (The Sunday Telegraph)
"Literary sensation.... James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of E. L. James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series." (Daily Mail)
"Fifty Shades of Hay." (The Times)
"Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers." (Daily Mail)
"The new Ian Rankin." (Daily Record)
"The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish." (The Herald)
"A good read." (The Times)
An excellent start to what promises to be a fine series." (Guardian)
"Classy, occasionally brutal, and with the odd suggestion of the supernatural, this will doubtless be another deserved hit. Oswald's writing is in a class above most in this genre." (Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The supernatural openly confronts Inspector McLean

I have been waiting for the dark side to make a statement and to step into the inspector's path fully embodied and unapologetically, and on the six book it finally dares to awaken and be.
All the elements of this series are here and are reloaded in a case that takes McLean in to the past and a very menacing present where he meets a truth about society and its blind compliance with evil for the sake of fitting in, not rocking the boat, looking the other way at the expense of the vulnerable.
A very enjoyable read that delivered all I wanted and gave a few unexpected surprises.
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- Wras

Breaking the Surface Tension

James Oswald invites us back into his version of the Scottish detective story. He has created a niche inhabited not just by the usual scene of criminals and slightly neurotic cops but also bubbling just below the surface are constant instances of the supernatural. Occasionally the surface tension is burst and powers from the netherworld are seemingly unleashed.

In this the latest episode an incident from the beginning of his police career returns to haunt McLean. The story has everything we've come to expect from this series including the now familiar characters and plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Oswald still has plenty of momentum and his story is propelled along smoothly by the purring Ian Hanmore who manages to deliver the tension, macabre and even humour with equal aplomb.

Thoroughly recommended.
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-02-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited