In my opinion...
Can you read a book through your fingers?
That’s how it felt when I was reading this crime thriller.
The concept of the story is dark, horrifying and completely credible. The graphic descriptions seem well researched, and the insights into the killer’s mind were too uncomfortable at times to read.
I liked the two main characters, Marni and Francis, both are well developed with a light touch, not something you always find in this genre of novel, where often none of the characters are sympathetic.
Not a novel that I would take to the beach, but certainly one that kept me up late at night!
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A policeman on his first murder case
A tattoo artist with a deadly secret
And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again...
When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There's a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims' bodies while they're still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer's next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?
A chilling and unsettling four glasses.
Thank you NetGalley and Orion Books for my ARC