Book Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

The Skin CollectorThe Skin Collector
A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Jeffery Deaver
Grand Central Publishing, May 2014
ISBN 978-1-4555-1713-8
Hardcover

Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic criminalist and his highly trained team are faced with a killer that has studied Rhyme’s methods and has learned how to cover up evidence and leave Rhyme’s team reaching for clues. The killer has located a book about serial killers that includes a chapter written by Lincoln Rhyme on The Bone Collector. The book is where he got his knowledge of how to avoid leaving evidence.

The killer who has been dubbed The Skin Collector tends to work underground and tattoos messages on his victims. However, these tattoos are not the ordinary type the tattoo gun is loaded with poison and the victim dies a horrifying death.

Rhyme’s team is working at top speed to locate The Skin Collector and stop the killing. The Skin Collector is a tricky individual and really had me fooled. I was down to the last page before I realized what the tattoo artist was really after.

I have enjoyed all Deaver‘s Lincoln Rhyme books but I think this one tops the list. I totally enjoy reading about Rhyme’s staff and their loyalty.

Reviewed by Patricia E. Reid, June 2014.

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One thought on “Book Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

  1. Jeffrey Deaver was our top guest author a few years ago at Killer Nashville. He described how he set his time to write his books as if it was a regular full-time job. He was one of the most interesting speakers we’ve had at the Killer Nashville conference. I bought one of his books at the conference and loved the character (and the story) and now you’re saying this one is even better. Thank you for the information.

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