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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 (47 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Brilliant

Fantastic story, well written, kept me guessing who the villian s(?!) is. Interesting plot lines, interesting characters. I really like the main ones who you feel you are getting to know. Lots of laugh out loud, very loud, moments. The narrator is absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to get into the next installment.

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Love those accents

I’ve been enjoying these Scottish stories. Especially at the start then about half way through I got bored and wanted it to stop. Didn’t care about characters especially the top dog detective he was such a yelling cranky man. Oh well perhaps it’s me.

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slow burner great characters

not as fast paced as first book but characters developing. interesting accents by same narrator. looking forward to the next book

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Disapointing

The first book in the series was great, unfortunately this one was disappointing. Lots of bad language.

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An ok story

took a , little while to get into this novel found the storyline quite enjoyable. Narration was good in the most part annoying in a couple of places

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Very very enjoyable

Loved both books so far in this series. It had a great storyline that kept me guessing along with many lol moments. The narrator is fantastic, he has an awesome array of accents and doesn't just read the script, he treats it more like a play. Can't wait to hear the next in the series.

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dci jack Logan in awesome detective mode

great story
great narrator using excellent characterisation
loved the twists and turns. Didn't want it to end.

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  • Derrick
  • 12-12-2019

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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  • Shirley
  • 17-03-2020

Where's the rest of the series?

Now that I'm two books into the series, I am a little frustrated to see that there are no further books on Audible. Nice start, Audible, were you testing the waters or something? If there's not much interest, you won't complete the series? I hope you DO add more. So far, the characters are interesting, and Angus King's narration is pretty good. Who doesn't love a Scottish accent?? I want more. Just sayin'.

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  • Whispera
  • 14-03-2020

Fun!

An unbelievable story, but actually one of the things i enjoy most about some good guys vs bad guys books is the comaraderie and humor among the cops. The narrator is so good that it was a better book by audio than if I'd read it, and that's quite unusual for me. Ive looked up Angus King and filled my wish list. It so happens he narrates more books in this genre.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-2020

Lazy/Spoilers

Extremely disappointed with how such great promise ended so lazily. Also, child rape not OK, even if the victim is a boy, which is implied in this book.

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 26-01-2020

cats

other than I am pretty sure the author isn't a fan of cats, this is a gray book. it's not so much I feel that way because of this 2nd book but the 1st and the 2nd.
but the narrator is fantastic!! sorry is good, keeps you guessing.

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  • LouA
  • 24-01-2020

Another great listen

Not quite as strong as Book 1 but really enjoyable. Hoping Sonead gets a little more story line on the next one.

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  • SC
  • 23-01-2020

witty, surprised by the ending

performance is wonderful, transported me into the book as if I was reading myself. sorry well done and not the ending I expected, which is hard to find.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2020

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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  • 4Christ
  • 03-12-2019

Excited for the next!

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

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  • Donna
  • 13-11-2019

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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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  • Simon
  • 02-01-2020

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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  • moira brown
  • 14-12-2019

loved it

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

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  • Peter akers
  • 07-02-2020

A great crime novel !!!

A brilliant story well done to all, a great build up to a cracking end !!!

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  • Irene Ferguson
  • 03-02-2020

Gripping

Nice to see Logan is back in a new town with / some old faces. Audio was good and I really enjoyed listening to this.

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  • paul walukiewicz
  • 30-01-2020

Exceptional narrator and novel

Struggled to find a series to get into after Stuart McBride's Logan McRae and Denzil Mayrick DCI Dailey. Prefer crime novels with some comic relief in addition to 'show don't tell' clever mystery. Otherwise these type of novels can become quite depressing. This has it all in spades. Some of the dialog delivered between characters is priceless particularly when delivered in such a deadpan glaswegian accent.
Pathologist: 'hmmm.....Jack....I knew a Jack once'
DCI Logan: 'yeah....it's... quite a common name'
Highly recommended and will go through whole series for sure.

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  • highland lady
  • 10-01-2020

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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  • Sadie
  • 07-01-2020

Amazing

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2020

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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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 03-12-2019

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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  • Clive Elleforde
  • 26-05-2020

Gripping

As with the last 2 stories, the narrative is well executed and the story so well written with twists and turns. Wish I had another to listen to by JD Kirk