- My love affair with books, like most, started at an early age and is never ending. My book reading preferences have changed over the years and I look forward to sharing my varied reading tastes with you. You will find a lot of Crime Fiction (a penchant for Scottish Crime writers features a lot.) and also I love reading non fiction History. Hopefully you will find some new authors and new favourites to continue your own reading journey. ENJOY!
Monday, June 8, 2020
THE QUAKER - LIAM MCILVANNEY
It is 1969 and Glasgow is in the grip of fear. A serial killer dubbed The Quaker has taken three women from the same nightclub and brutally murdered them. Six months later and D.I McCormack is called in to assess the progress of the squad on the Quaker case. Things aren't looking good and his arrival is not well received. When another women is murdered McCormack follows the trail in the hope of finding and catching the killer.
I know I'm a bit late to the party with this one but better late than never. I'm not surprised this book was a Scottish Crime book of the year for 2018, and it is certainly well deserved of the accolades. This is a tense thriller and so very well written. Sixties Glasgow is bought vividly to life with excellent characters and a very likeable Detective in McCormack who harbours his own secrets. The story moves along quickly but packs in so much . This is not your average crime novel, it is powerful, engaging and captures the corruption and atmosphere of 60's Glasgow to perfection.
I can't wait to read more from this author. Highly recommended.