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Review ´ The Hanging Shed Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glasgow 1946 The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in a kilt Now the war is over but victory's wine has soured and Brodie's back in Scotland to try and save childhood friend Hugh DonovaD horribly burned Donovan keeps his own company only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds When a local boy is found raped and murdered there is only one suspectDonovan claims he's innocent but a mountain of evidence says otherwise Despite the hideousness of the crime ex policeman Brodie feels compelled to try and help his one time friend Working with Donovan's advocate Samantha Campbell. This was a very surprising book for me I was recommended this series by Goodreads and thought I'd give it a try but I wasn't prepared for this book at all I thought it would be a nice historical mystery and since that's my favourite mystery genre I thought it would be worth a try Well this book blew me away Think Jack Reacher with a Scottish brogue in the late 1940's just after WWII and that might give you a better idea but it still won't prepare you for the awesomeness of this book Douglas Brodie is our hero and he is originally from Glasgow and has been recently demobbed out of the British army More similarities to Reacher but Brodie was like special forces than military police And before he signed up of the Highland regiment he was a police officer on the mean streets of Glasgow Now Brodie is a stringer reporter working in London and he gets a call from an old pal to come back to Glasgow to help him His pal who he thought was killed in the war is actually alive but horribly burned and he is facing the death penalty for the rape and murder of a young Glasgow boy Brodie doesn't want to go back to his home town but something draws him there and he meets his old friend in the prison where he is being kept awaiting execution Brodie finds something believable in Hugh's story and teams up with a young lawyer by the name of Samantha Sam Campbell to try to find evidence to get an execution stay And the the story just blows up from there until Brodie finds himself in grave personal danger and as he plumbs the depths of the Glasgow underworld he discovers corruption murder and scandal that includes not only some unsavoury Scottish gangs but all the way into the police department and the judicial system The creep list gets longer and longer and Brodie sets out to eliminate them all one by one with the help of Sam I couldn't put this book down and I highly recommend it It's a stunning thriller that just never lets up

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Glasgow 1946 The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in a kilt Now the war is over but victory's wine has soured and Brodie's back in Scotland to try and save childhood friend Hugh Donovan from the gallows Everyone thought Donovan was dead shot down in the war Perhaps it would have been kinder if he had been killed The man who returned was unrecognizable mutilate. 48 rounded up to 5 StarsThis book is an awesome rollercoaster of a thrillermystery set at the end of WW2 mainly in Glasgow Douglas Brodie has fought in the war and is damaged and disillusioned living alone in London when an old pal from Scotland contacts him for helphe has been accused of rape and murder and faces the death penaltyBrodie agrees to meet him and heads back to confront his past before the war; as a child then a policeman then as a soldier in the 51st Highland Division The investigation begins when Brodie realises that things do not add up and he puts his EVERYTHING into finding the proof he needs to save his palIt is a dark and shocking tale with a hint of humour to keep you saneThink Jack Reacher meets DS Logan McRae Brodie is a true soldier with all the strengths and weaknesses that go with living on the edgeGlasgow and the bleakness of the crime stricken poor areas provide an interesting backdrop to the horrifying story that emerges at a rapid paceMy only small complaint is that sometimes it doesn't feel like 1945 the language and behaviour of Brodie and Sam seem very modern day to me Also as a hot head I am surprised that he makes it to the end of the book not really a spoiler I promise as this is the first of a series but part of me likes that he gets stuck in thereIt is gritty and very violent but a thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable readI will DEFINITELY be reading in this series it is one of my favourites EVER in this genre

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The Hanging ShedBrodie trawls both the mean streets of the Gorbals and the green hills of western Scotland in their search for the truth What they find is an unholy alliance of church police and Glasgow's deadliest razor gang happy to slaughter to protect their dark secrets As time runs out for the condemned man and the tally of murdered innocents rises Brodie reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer It's them or him. THE HANGING SHED is a thriller It's a searing portrayal of post war Scotland a haunting story of the personal after effects of war dislocation friendship loyalties and mistakes It's powerful atmospheric uplifting sad violent and compassionateThe central character Douglas Brodie is a former policeman who on returning from fighting for King and Country in the Second World War secures a job in London as a reporter News from his native Glasgow that childhood friend Hugh Donovan is about to be hanged for the murder of a child has him returning home conflicted The cause of the conflict is yet history between him and Donovan Although hard for Brodie to put aside it must be as for everything that has happened between them Brodie has a strong sense of right and fairnessThe whole of this book simply worked for me The sense of compassion and sadness that wove it's way into the violence and desperation The loss and fracture of the past made even stark by the impact of the war The deprivation in the United Kingdom the deprivation and sense of loss of those returning from fighting The way that the path back into life was so individual the way that Brodie struggles to find his place againIt's about as pitch perfect a book as I've read in a long time Perfect enough to ensure the purchase of BITTER WATER the next in the serieshttpwwwaustcrimefictionorgrevie