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The Skin Collector: Lincoln Rhyme Book 11 | [Jeffery Deaver]

The Skin Collector: Lincoln Rhyme Book 11

They have never seen a murder like it. 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'. Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find the scene has been scrubbed of evidence. All except for one trace - a scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget.
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Publisher's Summary

They have never seen a murder like it. 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'.

Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find the scene has been scrubbed of evidence. All except for one trace - a scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget. And like the Bone Collector before him, Rhyme and Sachs find themselves pitted against a twisted serial killer choosing his victims seemingly at random, a perpetrator who plans his work to the last detail, in a deadly contest with any who try to stop him.

But how close is his connection with that old case? What is the meaning of the words tattooed in poison on the skin of first victim? And where will he strike next?

©2014 Jeffery Deaver (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"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)
"The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax... If you want thrills, Deaver is your man." (Guardian)

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  • Pauline
    Andover, United Kingdom
    10/28/14
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    "Rhyme and Sachs just get better and better!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Skin Collector to be better than the print version?

    Not read print version, so have no opinion on this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skin Collector?

    Amelia Sachs at the initial crime scene. Being claustrophobic myself, can really appreciate her fear.


    What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

    Again, a Master of the vocal art and a joy to listen to.


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

    Yes and would have done if possible.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/29/15
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    "Gripping!!"

    Vintage Jeffrey Deaver with twists and turns when you least expect them!! I love the character of Rhyme and Deaver really does have the ability to bring him right in front of your eyes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    12/1/14
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    "The attention grabber"
    Where does The Skin Collector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the Deavers best, with most other authors you can guess where they are going and usually know 'who dunnit' before its revealed but with Deavers writing even if you know who it was there are plenty more questions like how? why? who's next?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skin Collector?

    When it turned out the centipede was drawn on !


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

    Jeff harding is the only narrator I've listened to, when it comes to Deaver books, he adds character without putting on voices like some other narrators do.


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

    Are you sure you really want that tattoo?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • alan
    Canvey Island, United Kingdom
    7/13/14
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    "A Good Story"

    I've enjoyed all the previous Lincoln Rhyme books and this one was a good story too and very well read - I just found it more than a little irritating that the author keeps listing all the clues - it really isn't necessary it assumes the reader/listener is an idiot suffering from short term memory loss and really is superfluous padding.
    This does occur in all the previous books but it really starting to grate now.
    Other than this small niggle its another good book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheila
    7/7/14
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    "A little slow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Overall, I enjoyed this book. I did find it a little slow but was not prepared for the bombshell to hit - typical Deaver - weird!!!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jeffery Deaver? Why or why not?

    I have read loads of Jeffery Deaver but I have to say I prefer his earlier Rhyme books.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration was fine!


    Did The Skin Collector inspire you to do anything?

    No!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberley
    5/19/15
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    "Mind Catching"

    Amazing storyline with more twists than I was expecting and more than anything I've read in a while.... Hope there are more books from this author to listen to! Loved it. But wish a woman read the woman's parts as the ladies voices were pretty hilarious and wish there was an English accent option. Haha

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. T. Anderson
    Glasgow, UK
    5/9/15
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    "Worst rhyme story so far"

    It was quite hard to follow the story and it took ages to start going anywhere. I usually look the rhyme books. This was the worst one so far. Narration was good. I like that the guy differentiates between the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Becki
    United Kingdom
    10/9/14
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    "Mediocre"

    An OK story but nowhere near as gripping as some of his others. Lots of nice twists and turns which keep you guessing but overall it's a bit hard to believe. The thing that really bugged me though is, whilst the majority of his voices are OK, the narrator's voice for Rhyme which is ridiculously over-dramatic. It makes every action sound impossibly suspensful. I'm sure I'll listen to more but it's not his best work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr John Turner
    5/22/14
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    "Very slow"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change the American man telling the store


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The beginning starts wellThen gets very slow and boring


    What didn’t you like about Jeff Harding’s performance?

    Just boring


    Did The Skin Collector inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have been looking forward to reading this book, but decided toJoin this club instead.I am not sure if it was the person telling the story or the storyIt starts very well and you think it's going to be one great storyDespite the story teller, then it gets so boring, I only listenedTo a quarter of the book then could do no more it was sendingMe to sleep.However I will buy the book and try to read it as I,am a big fanOf Jeffrey Deaver

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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