Lincoln Rhyme #11 The Skin Collector – Book Review Week 6

Lincoln Rhyme #11


I love Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series. My best friend bought me a box set of the first three books in the series. I’d never been a fan of thrillers, much-preferring chick lit style but I decided to give the first one a go and absolutely loved it.

The Skin Collector is book number 11 in the series and like all the others, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been quite a while since I read a Lincoln book but as soon as I started it felt like I was back with old friends.

Taken from Goodreads

A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York. One more devious and disturbing than ever before.

They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape . . .

Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased.

As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims – or they themselves – are next.

I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads. I was going to give it 5 but I’ve enjoyed some of the others in the series more than this so I figured a 4 was a good rating.

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  1. Acorn Books 15th February 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Not sure why there is a random “like” at the end of my last comment… I’ll blame autocorrect! #readwithme

  2. Acorn Books 15th February 2017 at 7:31 pm

    The title of this book makes my skin crawl!! Sounds like an unusual plot like #readwithme

  3. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 13th February 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Not come across this author but sounds like something I would enjoy #readwithme

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 13th February 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve never heard of The Lincoln Rhyme series. I used to like murder mystery stories but I’m not so keen on them now. Nots sure why, I guess my tastes have changed 🙂


  5. Sarah MumofThree World 13th February 2017 at 6:48 pm

    This sounds right up my street! I love thrillers and haven’t heard of this series before.

  6. chantelle hazelden 13th February 2017 at 12:23 pm

    This sounds like quite a page turner!! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWIithMe

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