The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector

Large Print - 2014 | Large print edition
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A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York -- one more devious and disturbing than ever before. They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape. Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims -- or they themselves -- are next.
Publisher: New York. NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781455582174
Branch Call Number: LP DEAVE-J
Characteristics: 675 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
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Feb 19, 2018

Solid effort from Deaver though not his best. The leaps from evidence to action are somewhat tenuous at best and the effort to tie up all loose ends is a little tedious especially when that ends up connecting to the original plot.

Great read with very satisfying conclusion and lead in to next novel. Rhyme is depicted as a bit more arrogant than I remember from previous novels but will be interesting to follow character development as he recuperates some of his hand function.

Mar 12, 2016

An intriguing plot - some surprises. I was somewhat disappointed - not his better works and a flat ending - suggesting a follow-up book.

Jul 23, 2015

A good mystery that keeps you guessing and going the whole time while worrying about the characters.

Dazio Feb 19, 2015

I found myself just skimming through the last one third of the book. It certainly isn't one of Deaver's best works.

Dec 11, 2014


Oct 21, 2014

Another classic Deaver.With fewer charts and more interwoven intrigue,

Aug 02, 2014

Not a bad read but certainly not Jeffery Deaver's best.


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