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.
"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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By Louise on 06-06-16
Didn't want it to end!
Love this series. Love the detective although wish he'd eat more and find someone who would make him sit down and chill a bit. The writing and the performance are superb. As soon as I start to listen I can see it in my head as though it was on TV. The biggest issue I have with James Oswald is he doesn't write them quickly enough.
Oh and what a sneaky twist at the end.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Wras on 27-02-16
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.
20 of 26 people found this review helpful