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Thicker Than Water

A Scottish Crime Thriller (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 2)
By: JD Kirk
Narrated by: Angus King
Series: DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Summary

Not all monsters are make-believe.

When a badly mutilated body washes up on the shores of Loch Ness, DCI Jack Logan's dream of a quiet life in the Highlands is shattered. 

While the media speculates wildly about monster attacks, Jack and the Major Investigations Team must act fast to catch the killer before they can strike again. 

But with Nessie-hunters descending on the area in their dozens, and an old enemy rearing his ugly head, the case could well turn out to be the most challenging of Jack's career. 

And, if he isn't careful, the last. 

Death and dark humour combine in this fast-paced Tartan noir crime thriller set in the Highlands of Scotland.

‘DCI Logan is sure to become one of Scotland’s best-loved detectives.’ (Adam Croft)

©2019 JD Kirk (P)2019 JD Kirk

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Kirk and King Step it Up!

I really enjoyed the first book in this series so have gobbled up the second pretty shortly afterwards. I was curious to see if Kirk could get over that difficult second book in the series hurdle and a little worried that he had gone a bit longer in length for this one as the stripped back nature of the first book contributed to its momentum. I really needn't have worried on either score, this one simply delivers more of everything the first one did without ever feeling more bloated.

It's not aiming to be something completely different, it's in some ways very standard fare for Scottish crime thrillers. What it is though is thoroughly well-written and thought out crime fiction with the boost of high quality narration from Angus King who portrays the lead, DCI Logan himself, with considerable aplomb.

So, if you're looking for some kind of ground-breaking fiction you won't find it here. What you will get is a very well put together mystery with relatable, if a little curmudgeonly in parts, characters presented in a high quality production.

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loved it

Loved the book! However, this narrator always spoils a book for me. Mispronunciation , incorrect emphasis.

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A triump for Angus King

Angus King narrates this marvellously and it's a pretty fine story to boot.

There are many laugh out loud moments in this fine story, especially the 'nessie' moments, and really, they are what we need in our crime thrillers, not daft romantic moments, but outright humour, that always breaks the tension and allows our tears to clear aways ready for the next heartbreak.

All I can tell you (without spoilers) is, if you liked book one, grab this now, you will love it too. J D Kirk, get you going on book three please.

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Great story and great reading

This is a great story, well written and is very well performed by the reader.
Non locals hearing it will be perfectly happy. However I do have one tiny (perhaps petty) criticism. As a local to the area, it jarred when names were pronounced wrong.
Boleskin and Abriachan were not pronounced correctly. I don’t blame the man reading it as he wouldn’t know but I feel that the author should have listened to the audio version and picked up on the mistakes.

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Amazing

Absolutely love this series. Great narration too. A must listen you will not be disappointed

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Another fabulous book

I couldn't wait to get this next in the series book and it didnt let me down. great story. fabulous narration. well done.

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What a fantastic writer!

I have been fascinated, engaged and absorbed by JD Kirk as a writer, and enthralled by the narration of the superb Angus King - quite mesmerising in his brilliance.
Jack Logan, who we in truth no little about is scintilatingly brought to life by Mr Kirk. You feel you live and breath his character, he reminds me a little of Strike in the Galbraith novels. J.DKirk has been able to show the grittiness and reality of his troubled Logan just right. He is just mesmerising.
I had been a real fan of Stuart Macbrides stories but was just so disappointed at the way he lobotomised his character Logan Macrae, he ruined and destroyed a really gritty and believable character. J D Kirk has brought his nemesis to Audible but has made HIS character, Jack Logan live in all his superb brilliance language and all.
I have never enjoyed the two available stories by J D Kirk so very much. I hope there will be others - PLEASE!

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A Scottish mystery ,

All really great thanks thought i had it sussed more than once but no way

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  • 15-01-20

Angus king

Great book, although anything narrated by Angus King is fantastic! I really like the story telling of JD Kirk

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  • Derrick
  • 12-12-19

JD Kirk does it again!

The absolute best procedural crime drama writer since PD James. I can not wait for the next installment!

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  • 4Christ
  • 03-12-19

Excited for the next!

This series is really good. I look forward to the next installment! I hope soon!

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  • Donna
  • 13-11-19

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Ah, the return to Scotland in our 2nd book in what we are hoping continues as a long series. This stand alone mystery is more relaxed than book 1, I enjoyed it's
characters, the narrator's voice, the description of Loch Ness,of course, the development of the
criminal investigation. And the chatty Pathologist!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-19

Couldn't finish it ... !!

… slow & boring … decided to go get my fingernails pulled out instead … ugh

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