Friday, July 29, 2016

Book Review: Eye for an Eye by T. Frank Muir

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Soho Crime Publishing, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Meet Detective Inspector Andy Gilchrist of the constabulary of St. Andrews, Scotland, as he races the clock to stop a serial killer.

Six corpses have appeared in the cobbled back streets of St. Andrews in recent times, all known spousal abusers who suffered the same gruesome fate: stabbed to death in the left eye. But with no new leads left to explore, detective Andy Gilchrist is forced off the case.  What is the significance of the left eye? 

Gilchrist can’t seem to focus on anything else, and with his career and his reputation on the line, he vows to catch the killer even if it means he must do it alone.


this book originally came out in 2014 and is being republished. It is the first book in the DCI Gilchrist series I have read and I can't wait to go find the rest of the series (there are 4 more)!

Lately it seems that foreign police procedurals and mysteries are my my literal 'cup of tea'. I'm not sure if they are just offering a breath of fresh air, or if I am looking for more flawed characters and mysteries that more intellectual puzzling. But this book was different, in that the reader knows from the get go that Gilchrist is flawed, possibly at burn-out stage, yet a brilliant detective. You will find yourself rooting for him to find a way back into a relationship with his kids and ex, as he attempts to figure who the killer is, and what their next move is, so he can catch them! This is a huge page turner and one I can't recommend eeough! 

About the Author:

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Frank was plagued from a young age with the urge to see more of the world than the rain sodden slopes of the Campsie Fells.  By the time he graduated from University with a degree he hated, he’d already had more jobs than the River Clyde has bends.  Short stints as a lumberjack in the Scottish Highlands and a moulder’s labourer in the local foundry convinced Frank that his degree was not such a bad idea after all.  Thirty-plus years of living and working overseas helped him appreciate the raw beauty of his home country.  Now a dual US/UK citizen, Frank makes his home in the outskirts of Glasgow, from where he visits St Andrews regularly to carry out some serious research in the old grey town’s many pubs and restaurants.  Frank lives outside of Glasgow, Scotland,, and is working hard on his next novel, another crime story suffused with dark alleyways and cobbled streets and some things gruesome mystery.

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