Open Wounds

Douglas Skelton author


Publisher:Luath Press Ltd

Published:1st Apr '16


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Open Wounds cover

Davie McCall is tired. Tired of violence, tired of the Life. He's always managed to stay detached from the brutal nature of his line of work, but recently he has caught himself enjoying it.

In the final instalment in the Davie McCall series old friends clash and long buried secrets are unearthed as McCall investigates a brutal five-year-old crime.

Davie wants out, but the underbelly of Glasgow is all he has ever known. Will what he learns about his old ally Big Rab McClymont be enough to get him out of the Life? And could the mysterious woman who just moved in upstairs be just what he needs?

A massive five stars for Open Wounds – Douglas Skelton has a canny knack of taking the reader on a journey that embroiled them into the “Life” but also transports them right onto the streets of Glasgow – through the tenement buildings, up the dark closes and places you’d never want to go – reading his books makes me live, breathe and experience the world of Davie McCall. – CHAPTERINMYLIFE

Dark and satisfying, plenty of great dialogue and humour, that old cliché – a page-turner – well it is. What’s even better is the economy of style in which Skelton wraps this all up – a shade under 250 pages.

 BIFF, BANG, BOSH! Job done – highly recommended! – COL'S CRIMINAL LIBRARY

This is genuine Tartan Noir, grounded in the real recognisable Glasgow of today – a rare treasure amidst some of the overblown melodramatic dross which is so often wrongly acclaimed as giving an authentic picture of life here. I’m delighted to have stumbled across Douglas Skelton and he is now part of that select band of Scottish crime writers to whose future books I will look forward with keen anticipation. – FICTION FAN BLOG

Reading Open Wounds was a joy on so many levels and the moments of levity gave a nice balance against some of the more gritty scenes. – GRAB THIS BOOK

ISBN: 9781910745335

Dimensions: 210mm x 135mm x 18mm

Weight: 310g

224 pages