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The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge. Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret… Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids call him ‘The Birthday Boy’. He’s been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death. But Ash hasn’t told anyone about Rebecca’s birthday cards – they all think she’s just run away from home – because if anyone finds out, he’ll be taken off the investigation. And he’s sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter’s killer gets what he deserves…

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    Another Macbride nail biter

    Stuart Macbride just keeps on writing great thrillers with humour and suspense. I can't wait for more - a true rival to Ian Rankin.

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    Birthdays for the dead

    I enjoyed this book from start to the end,some parts a bit confusing at the start can't wait for his next book

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    Gripping but Dark

    Not a happy story but that's rarely the case with Stuart Mcbride. Well paced with enough complexity to keep you turning the pages. I recommend it.

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    Very good reading would recommend it

    I enjoyed this book very much and not to spoil it, the end is quite a twister. Also Ash Henderson is quite the investigator and keeps digging until he gets all the answers.

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    Birthdays for the Dead

    Awesome brillant novel. A real page turner.one of the best thriller novels i have read. Could not put this book down.

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