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Eye For An Eye: DI Gilchrist , Book 1 | [T. F. Muir]

Eye For An Eye: DI Gilchrist , Book 1

One psychopath. One killer. The Stabber. Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye. Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye. The cobbled lanes and backstreets of St Andrews provide the setting for these brutal killings.
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Publisher's Summary

One psychopath. One killer. The Stabber. Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye.

Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye. The cobbled lanes and backstreets of St Andrews provide the setting for these brutal killings. But six unsolved murders and mounting censure from the media force DI Andy Gilchrist off the case. Driven by his fear of failure, and desperate to redeem his career and reputation, Gilchrist vows to catch The Stabber alone...

Frank Muir was born in Glasgow and plagued from a young age with the urge to see more of the world than the rain sodden slopes of the Campsie Fells. Twenty-five years of working overseas helped him appreciate the raw beauty of his home country.

©2008 T. F. Muir (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Detective Rebus has a new rival who's cleaner living and better looking than the hard-drinking cop. Gilchrist is a 'tall Tom Cruise'." (The Sun)

"Everything I look for in a crime novel." (Louise Welsh)

"Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map." (The Daily Record)

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  • Judy
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    1/16/13
    Overall
    "Excellent story"

    The first time I have come across this author ... and what a find. An excellent story, kept me guessing right to the end. More than just a writer, he is a wordsmith too and some of the language was almost poetry! I believe he won an award with this book and it was well deserved. Will look for his other book now, A hand for a hand.

    Must also mention the narrator who really did bring this story to life. He was a pleasure to listen to. Will watch out for him too.

    Highly recommended!

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • james
    1/10/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Gripping story, well narrated"

    Gripping story, well narrated, it was as if was there, watching from a distance.
    Was Disappointed when it ended.
    Cannot wait to read the next book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • CLBRIGHT
    EXMOUTH, United Kingdom
    10/13/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "run of the mill crime drama"
    Any additional comments?

    An eye for an eye was ok. Perhaps I have read too many of this type of book and fail to be enthused, but it was middle of the road.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Maz
    Surrey
    3/12/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good, drew me in ...."

    Enjoyed this book so much I am going to buy another DI Gilchrist novel. David Monteath read the book very believably, and I have to say I was gripped almost from the beginning - even listened to it while I was cooking, which I don't normally do. If you enjoy detective stories and like suspense in your stories then this is the book for you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anthea
    London, United Kingdom
    1/25/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dull"
    Where does Eye For An Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    OK story, a bit slow and bleak


    Would you be willing to try another book from T. F. Muir? Why or why not?

    yes but the second one is similar and the storys merge together in my head


    What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

    Good narration


    Any additional comments?

    Ok read just a bit slow after the fast pace of other crime thrillers

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Montrose, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Characters, Compelling Story, and New Setting"
    Would you listen to Eye For An Eye again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again, but that is because I hate the slow recolection of what will happen next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye For An Eye?

    It was interesting to experience a brooding and seedy side of St Andrews to contrast with my own experiences of the town.


    Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As usual an excellent performance from David Monteath.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would hve liked to have a single sitting but had to break it down to a few 1 to 2 hour sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    The following volumes of this series while still exciting stories, well presented, become a little unsatisfactory as Gilchrist and his friends and family are constantly at the focus of violent crime. The rogue non-conforming policeman character also wears a bit thin. I will still listen/read the remaining books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Crediton, United Kingdom
    4/24/13
    Overall
    "Looking for more"

    This was a chance buy. It's not Rebus, nor is it a Serrailer but....!? I was quickly drawn in, probably as much by the narrator as the initial plot but soon could not leave it alone. DI Gilchrist has as many personal issues as we come to expect but he also seems very human - struggling with communicating with his children and ex-wife. I was put off a bit by the reference to Prince William studying at St Andrews, a bit unnecessary in my opinion and it will date the book terribly. Am heading off to search for more in the series for my next credits.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    3/7/13
    Overall
    "More than a bit over-rated."

    Being a fan of Henning Mankel, Ian Rankin, and Michael Connelly, and having read some of the review comments about this book, I came to it with high expectations. Sadly, I was very disappointed, so much so that I didn't actually finish the book.



    I take the point made by the previous reviewer that there is a literary, almost poetic, quality to some of Muir's writing, especially descriptions of landscape, weather and so on. On the other hand his description of peoples' emotions and their responses sometimes seemed laboured and unconvincing. There are passages early in the second half of the book when Gilchrist, full of self loathing, and a sense of failure in all aspects of his life speaks in silent monologue about these feelings. The result is rather banal and histrionic rather than painful and sad, as it should be. Attempts to portray this kind of painful and tragic failure are also present in the scenes where Gilchrist is in contact with his grown up children and his terminally ill ex wife, but again I was unconvinced by the author's descriptions of the emotions involved.



    As to the story itself, I found it verging on being gratuitously violent. By the time I gave up there had been something like ten murders plus a couple of rapes, which, for me, is several too many and to my mind smacks of not being able to keep the plot moving without another body. Finally I thought the narrative a bit over-intense. It could have done with a bit more wit and irony.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Woking, United Kingdom
    12/18/14
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    Performance
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    "A crimewriter up with the best!"
    What did you like most about Eye For An Eye?

    A rather silly and misleading question. There are many equally excellent elements to this audiobook. The characters are interesting and well developed, the dialogue is intuitive, edgy, and sharp, the protagonist is likeable, flawed, and gutsy, with a depth that makes the very detectives stand out, the plot is deliciously multi-layered, and finally, an excellent performance by a reader I'd not listened to before, David Monteath.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye For An Eye?

    Another moronic question...I don't do spoilers!


    What does David Monteath bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Do we have a few hours?...hmm. In a nutshell, the two are not comparable. If you read a book, you bring in your own imagination, which is fine, but it will depend on the level of that imagination as to how good the book could be...you are, after all, limited by your own acting and storytelling ability. When you get a good reader, he will no doubt be trained in acting, and will have that creativity that brings something extra to a story that most people would not be able to do. He will bring dimensions to a book that you may not be able to unearth...I'm sure there'll be indignant readers out there who will argue this, but, believe me, when I hear people say they feel they'd like to do audiobook reading, because they've been told or think they have a good voice, when they actually give me a sample by reading something, they are usually embarrassingly bland and uncreative. You may lose a sense of achievement by listening to an audiobook, but the quality of the narrator can more often than not far outweigh this.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What on earth does this have to do with listening to an audiobook?


    Any additional comments?

    TF Muir aka Frank Muir is a gem of a crimewriter that I sincerely hope becomes a household name in crimewriting. He is definitely up there with the Peter James, Mark Billinghams, and possibly better. There are some similarities, but only some, to Ian Rankin, and not because he's Scottish. If you like Rebus, or even Fenwick (Elisabeth Corley) then you will not be disappointed with this series. It's a real shame that there's only a handful of books at the moment, and he's not the most prolific of writers, but perhaps with increased popularity, he may devote more time to writing.

    Please give us back the option to write free hand reviews.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Veryan
    10/6/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too gory"
    What would have made Eye For An Eye better?

    Much less gory detail. I am only two and a half hours in and have had enough of the graphic details.


    Has Eye For An Eye put you off other books in this genre?

    No, but it has put me off more books by this author.


    What three words best describe David Monteath’s performance?

    Clear, well-paced, nice tone.


    What character would you cut from Eye For An Eye?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I hope I can return this book - not my cup of tea at all I'm afraid!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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