Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
The team consists of Rhyme, Amelia Sachs who is a policewoman and Lincoln's lover, Ron Pulaski who is the newest member of the team, and various other individuals who are at the top of their fields. One thing the team discovers early on is that the killer has stolen a copy of the chapter in a true crime book that outlines Lincoln's first famous case; that of The Bone Collector. That was the case that pulled him out of the despair he felt after his accident left him disabled, and that brought him and Amelia together. Is the killer studying that case in order to understand how Rhyme works and what makes him the best investigator in the city?
As the incidents mount and the kill total climbs, the team races to stop the killer before he can finish his plan. They are able to stop some of his attacks by figuring out where he will strike next. The stakes are raised as the killer starts to target the individuals on the team. Now they must watch their own backs as they try to move forward in the investigation. As in most Deaver novels, there are plenty of twists and turns, enough to keep the reader off-balance. The killer is a chilling individual and a look into his mind makes the most hardy reader shiver. The book ends with a satisfactory conclusion and everything is explained in a way that makes it all seem obvious. This book is recommended for mystery readers.