Hyper realism (is that a thing?) in Alex Gray’s Glasgow Kiss

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7775072Glasgow Kiss is a police procedural page turner, telling the story of a girl who claims she was attacked by her teacher, then goes missing and is found murdered. DCI Lorimer who stars in this series is the lead detective, and it just happens that his wife teaches at the girl’s school, complicating the case. It transpires – *spoiler alert* – that it wasn’t the teacher but a serial killer who, it turns out, is responsible for a series of unsolved murders of young women.

It’s a good story with a strong plot and the comparisons to Ian Rankin and Val McDermid are not unfounded (beyond the fact that Gray is Scottish too). What is remarkable about this book, and think this extends to other writers in the police procedural crime genre I think, especially the British scene, is that it SO realistic, to the point that its characterisation and…

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