I would like to read His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, an irresistible and mesmerizing thriller about the provisional nature of truth. It re-imagines the (supposedly) real-life memoir written by a 17-year-old boy named Roderick ‘Roddy’ Macrae who committed a triple homicide circa 1869 in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands.
The accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows. His Bloody Project was published by publishers Contraband and In September 2016, it was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize then In October 2016, His Bloody Project became the largest-selling book in the Booker shortlist.