A Litter Of Bones by J D Kirk – Book Review



‘A breath of fresh air in the crime fiction genre.’ – L.J. Ross

‘Gripping. Atmospheric. Chilling. A superb debut.’ – Adam Croft


Was the biggest case of his career the worst mistake he ever made?

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed ‘Mister Whisper,’ earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.

Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow’s Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.

And what he did.

When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home.

But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?

And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?

A Litter of Bones is the explosive debut crime thriller novel from JD Kirk, an exciting new voice in Scottish crime fiction. Perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, Ian Rankin, Chris Brookmyre, and Stuart Macbride.

‘A phenomenal novel.’ – M.A. Comley  


This is #1 in the DCI Jack Logan series set in the Scottish Highlands.

A young boy, Connor has gone missing…..his parents receive a note and a teddy bear…..due to similarities to a case from 10 years ago, DCI Logan is sent to investigate. 

He is to work with a small local team and together they hope to find the missing boy.

Logan is still obsessed with the Whisper Man Case, The child murderer is locked up in prison, but won’t speak about his last victim…..Logan visits and asks regularly, but Petrie was injured in a fall at his arrest, and has suffered a degree of brain damage..

Who has taken Connor? Is this a copycat? 

This is a thriller that grabs you with both hands…..it is one of the most gripping police/crime thrillers I’ve read and a cliche I know, but I really couldn’t put it down and raced through it in one sitting….

There’s so much happening…..a great team of detectives, with their banter, determination, tea and a tunnocks wafer….. There’s some really dark moments too the chapters from a captive boys perspective are heartbreaking and have a palpable tension. A clever, dark and twisty thriller and I loved it.

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.


Author Bio:


JD Kirk lives in the wilds of Scotland, where he spends his days making stuff up and writing it down. He lives with his wife, two children, one dog, and – if his daughter has anything to do with it – a cat in the very near future.

Having been writing in various genres for over a decade, JD turned his attention to crime fiction in May 2019, and hasn’t looked back. A Litter of Bones is his first crime novel, and the first of his hundred-plus books that his wife could bring herself to read.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdkirkbooks/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jdkirkbooks 

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19106689.JD_Kirk

Website: http://www.jdkirk.com

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