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Life for a Life: DI Gilchrist, Book 4 | [T. F. Muir]

Life for a Life: DI Gilchrist, Book 4

Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? The middle of winter in St Andrews. When a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case. Gilchrist's investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a trafficking war. Links to Scotland's foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a killer intent on expanding his territory, pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face to face with the most dangerous man he has ever met.
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Suspenseful, pause-resisting crime writing at its gripping best featuring DCI Andy Gilchrist and set in St Andrews, Scotland

Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? The middle of winter in St Andrews. When a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case.

Gilchrist's investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a trafficking war. Links to Scotland's foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a killer intent on expanding his territory, pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face to face with the most dangerous man he has ever met.

Born in Glasgow and now a dual UK/US citizen, T. F. Muir a crime novelist with the first two books of his DCI Andy Gilchrist series published - the first, Eye for an Eye, won the Pitlochry Award for the best crime novel by an unpublished writer, and the second, Hand for a Hand, continues to garner great reviews. He is now working on his next Andy Gilchrist novel, another story suffused with dark alleyways, cobbled streets and all things gruesome.

©2013 T. F. Muir (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    11/18/13
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    "Another great Gilchrist Novel"

    I really enjoyed this. If you have read the previous three books you will enjoy this. Like the previous novels the book has a good mixture of characters and some very tense scenes. There are some really chilling characters which are well written. Gilchrist also has a new sidekick who is the most irritable and annoying character - definitely a test for his and the readers patience! A good listen - very good performance from the reader. I will certainly keep reading the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    11/16/13
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    "Great 4th book in the series"

    So pleased to see book 4 in the series as I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3. Didn't disappoint! Another great book, and pleased to see the same narrator as he really helped me visualise the characters and the settings. Didn't want them to end and really got into the story- found myself really looking forward to the commute to work!

    Hoping there will be more......

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    9/23/13
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    "Different to the first three in this series."

    I felt this book took a while to get off the ground. I felt myself getting quite annoyed at the new character, Jessie, but then I realised that this is exactly what clever Mr Muir was after.
    The book was a bit slower to get off the ground than the first three in the series and Gilchrist was a bit more in the background. Looking forward to number 5 and Mr Muir is already setting the scene for it in this novel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Carolyn
    Newton Blossomville, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "IF YOU NEED TO SLEEP DONT DOWNLOAD THIS"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life for a Life to be better than the print version?

    I love books but the David Monteath's narrations gives a depth to the story, he flips between characters with ease, and his skill ensures you know who is saying what without being told


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life for a Life?

    The relationship that builds between the main characters through difficult circumstances adds another dimension to the main story.


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

    I've listened to several books narrated by David Monteath, his performance does not vary and you can be sure of the quality and his ability to engage the listener.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This story does not lend itself to either laughter or tears, it is a thriller in its truest form.


    Any additional comments?

    The expression "page turner" really does mean something here, the depth of the story and the excellent narration eats hours (and miles)
    I highly recommend to those that enjoy detective thrillers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    12/3/13
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    "Muir does it again!"
    Where does Life for a Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up there with the best crime/detective novels


    What other book might you compare Life for a Life to, and why?

    Any of the previous 3 in this series


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

    Yes. It compares very well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't think detective novels are generally 'moving'


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 4th book in the DCI Andy Gilchrist seres and my favourite so far - these books just keep getting better and better. I've introduced a few people to TF Muir books and everyone has enjoyed them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lotus
    PERTH, United Kingdom
    10/30/13
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    "Another great offering from T F Muir"

    This is the 4th book in the Series and I purchased it without even reading the story line - that is how much I enjoyed the other 3. Needless to say I was not let down by the author, roll on book 5

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    9/19/13
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    "Lovin this series!"

    I have read all four of these books and they just keep getting better.
    My favourite St Andrews detective is back with a new side kick female DS Jessie Janes.
    Queue gory murders and much suspense and nail biting wondering if our hero will triumph over the baddies!
    The characters are great and the banter of the new DS is by turn great and heart wrenching.
    I loved it if detective/murders do it for you this series just gets better and better next one please!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A. Steventon
    7/13/14
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    What did you like most about Life for a Life?

    Like the two previous books it has an engrossing plot and Andy Gilchrist is a human and believable character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Barbon, United Kingdom
    3/12/14
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    "Fantastic loved the whole series!"
    Where does Life for a Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Just a great book loved the way the series went, this 4 book set must be read in order. David Monteath was brilliant he really did make this work! :) I thought Paul Thornley was the only Narrator out there I have now found my second.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the plot kept you thinking all the way along the story line!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Jock Shepherd


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

    If I could have done!


    Any additional comments?

    Just 5 star for author and narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avril
    Cinderford, United Kingdom
    3/10/14
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    "enjoyable sequel"
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    An excellently written and read book which I much enjoyed and a fitting fourth story in this series.. I hope there will be more in this vein from this author.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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