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The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector

They have never seen a murder like it – but something about this killer is all too familiar…

A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before.

A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is a young woman. And on her skin he’s left a message: ‘the second’.

Processing the scene, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find just one trace of evidence. A scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget: the killer they called The Bone Collector…

‘Outstanding . . . Deaver proves himself a grandmaster of the genre as each surprise leads to an even bigger surprise, like a series of reverse Russian nesting dolls.’ – Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th May 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444757477

Reviews

The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.
Guardian
"Deavotees" will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns . . . No one is better at narrative misdirection. Just at the point you think "That's impossible!" Deaver demonstrates the exact opposite . . . Once again the depth of his research and characterisation has created a superb example of modern American Gothic.
Evening Standard
Another suspenseful and twist-filled entry in this always-exciting series.
Booklist
Outstanding . . . Deaver proves himself a grandmaster of the genre as each surprise leads to an even bigger surprise, like a series of reverse Russian nesting dolls
Starred review, Publishers Weekly
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.
Daily Telegraph
Quality thriller... This is Deaver back on form
Daily Mail