The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver audiobook

The Skin Collector

By Jeffery Deaver
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Grand Central Publishing 9781455517138

The Lincoln Rhyme Series: Book 11

13.27 Hours 1
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In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme—thenation’s most renowned investigator and forensic detective. Now, a newkiller is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhymemust untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer strikes again … The killer’s methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements andunderground passageways of New York City and inks his victims’ flesh withcryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in anagonizing, painful death. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector—the serial killer whoterrorized New York more than a decade ago—Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs areimmediately drawn into the case. Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must race against time to answer the manyquestions the investigation uncovers. Whom will the killer attack next? What isthe message behind the tattoos? Does the killer’s own inking—a fanged centipedesporting a woman’s face—hold any significance? And what is his ultimatemission? As theystruggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherousand twisting path where nothing is as it seems. They must decipher the puzzle before more victims – or they themselves – are next.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller

One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books for May 2014

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme—thenation’s most renowned investigator and forensic detective. Now, a newkiller is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhymemust untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer strikes again …

The killer’s methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements andunderground passageways of New York City and inks his victims’ flesh withcryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in anagonizing, painful death.

When a connection is made to the Bone Collector—the serial killer whoterrorized New York more than a decade ago—Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs areimmediately drawn into the case.

Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must race against time to answer the manyquestions the investigation uncovers. Whom will the killer attack next? What isthe message behind the tattoos? Does the killer’s own inking—a fanged centipedesporting a woman’s face—hold any significance? And what is his ultimatemission? As theystruggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherousand twisting path where nothing is as it seems. They must decipher the puzzle before more victims – or they themselves – are next.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Jeffery Deaver has written an ace thriller to keep readers guessing and gasping with his latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller, The Kill Room. A master magician with words, Deaver misdirects with one tale while what's really going on is just off the reader's radar...The numerous twists and turns in The Kill Room are so fast and furious that by the novel's end, the reader will be dizzy - and clamoring for more. Associated Press
Chillingly effective...Jeffery Deaver's quadriplegic detective has never been better...Equal parts Marathon Man and top-notch political thriller, this is Deaver at the top of his game. Rhyme remains the most original hero in thriller fiction today who may have met his match in Swann. Not to be missed. Providence Sunday Journal on The Kill Room
This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Kill Room - A "Best Summer Book of 2013"
Rhyme is one of the mystery genre's most interesting and out-of-the-ordinary series leads...As always, Deaver's dialogue is exceptionally realistic, and his plotting is devilishly intricate. Recommended for fans of the Rhyme novels (naturally) and readers who like their thrillers laced with wit and sharp characterizations. Booklist on The Broken Window
Not even the brilliant Rhyme can foresee the shocking twists the case will take in this electrically charged thriller. Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) on The Burning Wire
A taut psychological thriller from a masterful crime writer, proving Deaver just gets better with each new novel. June 2010 Indie Next List Great Reads list on The Burning Wire
One of the most unnerving of Deaver's eight novels featuring his quadriplegic forensic detective, Lincoln Rhyme. New York Times on The Broken Window
Deaver's scarily believable depiction of identity theft in a total-surveillance society stokes our paranoia. A -. Entertainment Weekly on The Broken Window
This eighth novel featuring quadriplegic forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme is one of Deaver's best...Deaver has outdone himself. The Globe and Mail on The Broken Window
Outstanding...the endgame remains in doubt to the end. 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. Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review
“For those who have never read a Deaver book this is definitely the time to start. Once you are hooked you will find yourself searching for everything he has written in the past, and that is plenty. He is one of the premiere writers of mysteries and each and every one of his books is a reading pleasure from beginning to end. So get a copy of The Skin Collector and settle yourself in for hours of reading satisfaction.” Huffington Post
“Deaver’s ability to tell the reader everything and still manipulate the story with diabolical twists is the sign of a master at work. Readers unfamiliar with Lincoln Rhyme will find a detective that rivals Sherlock Holmes, and fans will enjoy the familial and reflective aspects of previous cases.” Associated Press
"[A] page-turner full of Deaver’s signature moves: frantic pacing, forensic minutiae, blindsides, gotchas and hairpin plot turns…a true return to classic form for Deaver.” Winnipeg Free Press
"‘Deavotees’ will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns…No one is better at narrative misdirection. Just at the point you think ‘That’s impossible,’ Deaver demonstrates the exact opposite…Once again the depth of his research and characterization has created a superb example of modern American Gothic.” Evening Standard (London)
“Like all of his books, the storytelling is intricately plotted, with plenty of feints, misdirections, and endgame twists to keep the reader guessing.” Raleigh News and Observer
“Jeffery Deaver has brought a unique voice to the thriller genre, mixing high energy action into novels about a brilliant criminalist…Lincoln Rhyme has become one of the genre’s most iconic characters.” South Florida Sun Sentinel
“Outstanding…the end game remains in doubt to the end. Deaver proves himself a grand master of the genre as each surprise leads to an even bigger surprise, like a series of reverse Russian nesting dolls.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Once again, master thriller writer Deaver delivers a heart-pounding read as Lincoln Rhyme matches wits with another diabolical killer. Rhyme continues to astound with his lightning-quick recall of the technical minutiae of trace evidence. A few more layers are added to the already complex characters of Rhyme and Sachs and their relationship.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Another suspenseful and twist-filled entry in this always-exciting series.” Booklist
“Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver’s quadriplegic detective, returns to track down a killer with a fascination for skin. Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, this audiobook has all the twists and surprises typical of the series, and Ballerini carries listeners from start to finish, maintaining a steady pace. The core cast, both the familiar lead characters and the new ones, are brought masterfully to life through subtle and effective portrayals. Character differentiation helps the listener follow the dialogue and keep on track with the plot as it weaves its intricate path. Ballerini draws out the tension, giving fuel to the listener’s imagination. His seemingly effortless delivery is ideally suited to a story that centers on a highly introverted hero.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Christine1 9/13/2017
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Another exciting thriller

Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic forensic detective and his beautiful model turned cop girlfriend, Amelia Sachs star in yet another brilliantly orchestrated thriller that keeps you guessing throughout this mind blowing story.
This is a sequel to The Bone Collector and he refers to it many times throughout the story. The killer stalks his prey and takes them into the underground tunnels beneath New York City. The doorways that open into washrooms, basements and storerooms were forgotten and boarded up years ago.
Once the killer grabs his unsuspecting victims and drags them into the tunnels, he drugs them and tattoos symbols and words on their stomach with poison ink resulting in very painful deaths.
This chilling story takes you into the mind of this madman. Eduardo Ballerini’s narration paints the picture perfectly. I'm definitely more aware of my surroundings and keeping an eye out for small doors in public restrooms and businesses!
Just when you think the story is over, it takes another twist. This happened four times and ended leaving you ready for the next book.

Author

Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 13.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English