Cold Granite begins with the discovery of a body of
a young boy, and the first day back on the job for DS Logan McRae after
a vicious knife attack. It isn’t long before McRae is injured on
the job, being lectured by his supervisor and dealing with the report
of another missing child. I was at that point in the story when I sat
down with the author, Stuart MacBride, for part one of our interview.
When I mentioned where I was in the book, MacBride said, “It’s
all downhill from there.”
And it was. Actually, it was downhill, up a small hill, around a hairpin
turn and down another hill again. Cold Granite resonates with originality
and is a compelling, action-packed tale about the pursuit of a serial
killer who is preying on young boys.
Cold Granite is also a story about the process of recovery for a promising
police officer left with emotional and physical scars after a vicious
knife attack that kept him off work for several months. One of the most
intriguing things about Cold Granite is how the author manages to weave
the back-story of McRae’s life into the current story without stopping
the action. If Cold Granite is any indication, Stuart MacBride won’t
be going back to his day job any time soon. My interview with Stuart MacBride
can be read on page 76.
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