Ed’s Dead by Russel D McLean @RusseldMcLean


Book Description:

Meet Jen. She works in a bookshop and likes the odd glass of Prosecco… oh, and she’s about to be branded The Most Dangerous Woman in Scotland.


Jen Carter is a failed writer with a rubbish boyfriend, Ed. That is, until she accidentally kills him one night. Now that Ed’s dead, she has to decide what to do with his body, his drugs and a big pile of cash. And, more pressingly, how to escape the hitman who’s been sent to recover Ed’s stash. Soon Jen’s on the run from criminals, corrupt police officers and the prying eyes of the media. Who can she trust? And how can she convince them that the trail of corpses left in her wake are just accidental deaths?


A modern noir that proves, once and for all, the female of the species really is more deadly than the male.

My Thoughts:

This was a story that certainly holds some surprises in store.

Jen, I kind of felt quite sorry for to start with as she has quite a mundane life with a boyfriend who is literally a waste of space. Just as she is about to get her act together by ending it with Ed, everything just spirals out of control.

I loved that the story doesn’t quite go how I expected. It is dark with an even darker humour to it. Jen turns out to be way more than I expected and I loved her resilience to what life was throwing at her.

There is plenty to shock and horrify through out with many hair raising moments that had me galloping through the pages. It probably isn’t one for the faint hearted, but as that’s not me, I literally lapped it up.

Ed’s Dead is an entertaining and gripping Scottish Noir that certainly didn’t disappoint. Dark, gritty and bloody, just what I would expect and hope for in this genre of book. Great cast of characters and would be great to see it adapted to the screen.

My thanks to Sharon Bairden and the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Ed’s Dead is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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