A Pound of Flesh
by Alex Gray
on Tour November 6 - December 6, 2017
In the depths of a freezing winter, Glasgow finds itself at the mercy of not one, but two serial killersThis is Detective Inspector Lorimer’s worst nightmare and beyond anything he’s faced in his many years on the force. Can he find a link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the back streets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen?
When the latest victim turns out to be a prominent Scottish politician, the media’s spotlight is shone on Lorimer’s investigation. Psychologist and criminal profiler Solly Brightman is called in to help solve the cases, but his help may be futile as they realize that someone on the inside is leaking confidential police information. Meanwhile two killers haunt the snowy streets and Lorimer must act fast, before they strike again…
Yet another good installment in this series. Again Alex Gray has written a mystery with an amazing plot building which made me keep flipping the pages to keep reading.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery & Detective
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: November 7th 2017
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062659227 (ISBN13: 9780062659224)
Series: DCI Lorimer #9
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
In this case DI Lorimer has two serial killers on his hands and he needs to figure out if these two are correlated. I enjoyed the multiple viewpoints although it got a bit complicated at times to keep track of everything going on. So I really had to pay attention while reading.
The story is about the solving of the murders, but it mainly revolves around the people involved with solving the murders. You do get to read from the points of views of one of the killers and some victims, but it is mainly about the people involved in solving the crimes. And I do like my thrillers to be more about the solving then the people to be honost.
But Alex Gray's writing style is what kept me reading. She is capable to really draw me into the story so I just need to know what will happen next.
My rating: 3/5
Read an excerpt:
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of fourteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.