A dark and thrilling Glasgow crime drama from the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy
Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. His much-lauded Glasgow-set novels have won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award and the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award and have been shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Every Night I Dream of Hell is Malcolm Mackay's fifth novel.
The plot is meticulous, the dialogue sharp, the emotions edgy. Mackay turns in another mesmeric performance -- Marcel Berlins The Times Mackay's real achievement, and it is considerable, lies in the way he renders Glasgow gangland almost abstract: the language is spare, limpid; the dialogue is uninflected, almost devoid of idiom. It's a shock when, about 50 pages in, someone finally swears. Can this really be Glasgow? And yet this gives the books their power and a kind of existential force Irish Times