and hating Dying Light by Stuart MacBride.
I gave up after murder number 14 with no attempt to solve the crime or develop any of the characters.
This was sold to me as a cross between Rebus and Taggart (both of whom I love) but just because it's Scottish doesn't make it good and there's a difference between gritty and gratuitous.
Not that I mind gratuitous in the right setting - I'm a big Tarantino fan and Jack Reacher never killed a man who didn't deserve to die.
This however is button pushing masking a lack of writing talent (in my opinion....)