Private investigator Jasmine Sharp's father was murdered before she was born, and her mother went to self-sacrificing lengths in order to shield her from the world in which he moved. Since her mother's death, all she has been able to learn is his first name—and that only through a strange bond she has forged with the man who killed him: Glen Fallan.
Flesh Wounds (aka Bred in the Bone) is the third in the Jasmine Sharp series from Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre. One of those authors that is on the "to be purchased immediately" list, under the category "I'm starting to fret about the time it's taking to get to this one". Welded on fan needless to say.
The Jasmine Sharp series is a bit different from some of Brookmyre's more surreal / out there offerings. Although there's always plenty of cutting humour, dry observation and more than a bit of dragging readers down dark alleys at unexpected times.
This is a very good series. It bounces the reader up and down through Jasmine Sharp's life and times, just as she's riding the shockwaves herself. It will work better if you read at least one of the earlier books before embarking on this one, as there's a lot of build up in explaining Sharp, her mother, her uncle, Fallan DS McLeod and just about everybody else that makes an appearance here. To say nothing of how an aspiring actress ended up as a PI.
These does seem to have been a bit of quibbling about the decidedly different - almost mainstream approach - that Brookmyre has taken in this series, which seems a bit unfair as this is extremely entertaining and engaging crime fiction - with a great central character to boot.